Graham said that the recent developments in Iraq are red flags for a new 9/11 attack, stating that the US withdrawal from the county “created a vacuum.” Graham added that Iran will take over the southern part of Iraq if the Iraqi government collapses, letting ISIS operate from Baghdad to Syria and wage war on our “best ally in the region” — not Israel, strangely enough, but the Kingdom of Jordan — and launch another attack on us.
The decision to withdraw U.S. forces created a vacuum. Syria is launching pad. …If the central government in Iraq collapses — and that’s the goal of ISIS — Iran will own southern part of Iraq, that’s where the Shiites live; they can operate ISIS from Baghdad to Kurdistan all the way in to Syria.
They will eventually march on Jordan and Lebanon — our best ally in the region is the King of Jordan — and they will attack us from that part of Iraq and Syria. According to our own Director of National Intelligence, FBI Director, the next 9/11 is coming from here.
Schieffer said that it was a “very serious statement” to make, to which Graham replied that he thought it was “inevitable” and that “They plan to drive us out of the Mideast by attacking us here at home.”
You can watch Graham on Face The Nation in the clip below: