Graham Turns Around, Says He’s “Increasingly Optimistic” Trump’s Syria Policy Could Succeed

Lindsey Graham has generally been an ally to President Trump, but was strongly critical of his decision to withdraw troops from Syria.

Per CSPAN, Sen. Graham harshly criticized President Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria saying, “This is the most screwed up decision I’ve seen since I have been in Congress.”

At the White House, President Trump says Sen. Graham “would like to stay in the Middle East for the next thousand years, with thousands of soldiers fighting other people’s wars. I want to get out of the Middle East. I think Lindsey should right now focus on the Judiciary.”

However, Graham may be turning around and says he’s “increasingly optimistic.”

Newsmax reported Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been one of the most vocal critics of President Donald Trump’s decision to move U.S. troops out of northeastern Syria, said on Sunday he now believed “historic solutions” were possible.

In an interview with Fox News Channel, Graham said a conversation he had with Trump over the weekend had fueled his optimism that a solution could be reached where the security of Turkey and the Kurds was guaranteed and fighters from Islamic State contained.

“I am increasingly optimistic that we can have some historic solutions in Syria that have eluded us for years if we play our cards right,” Graham said.

Graham said Trump was prepared to use U.S. air power over a demilitarized zone occupied by international forces, adding that the use of air power could help ensure Islamic State fighters who had been held in the area did not “break out.”

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