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Love Him or Hate Him. Trump is Right

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Love Trump or hate him, his decision on Syria is neither "impulsive," "irresponsible," or unacceptably "dangerous." The president is delivering on his campaign promise - although muddled - to avoid risky interventionism and put American interests first in foreign policy. Let us give credit where credit is do.


President Donald Trump said in March, 2018 that the US would "be coming out of Syria like very soon," just hours after the Pentagon highlighted the need for US troops to remain in the country for the immediate future.
"We are going to be coming out of there real soon. We are going to get back to our country, where we belong, where we want to be," Trump added.


CNN: https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/29/politics/trump-withdraw-syria-pentagon/index.html


Candidate Trump ran on a largely anti-interventionist platform, and – during the Obama presidency – regularly tweeted that the US should "stay out" of Syria. So there’s nothing exceptionally impulsive or surprising about Trump’s latest decision on troop withdrawal.


Even as the Pentagon stammered and the retired generals, ex-CIA chiefs, and war hawks from both major political parties took to the cable news to warn against the prospect of less war—or at least U.S. involvement in them—peace groups on Wednesday afternoon applauded news reporting that President Donald Trump has ordered the withdrawal of U.S. ground forces from Syria.


"President Trump is absolutely right to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria," said Paul Kawika Martin, senior director for policy and political affairs at Peace Action, in response to reporting from the New York Times and others.
"President Obama deployed U.S. soldiers to Syria in violation of international law," he said, "and the ongoing U.S. presence there only serves to prolong the war and fuel the risk of confrontation with Russia, Iran, and other parties to the conflict."
"The U.S. has been waging endless war for a generation, wasting trillions of dollars and costing countless lives, and we're no better off for it.


We need a security strategy rooted in peace and cooperation rather than death and destruction.
In the coming year, the new Congress should move to reclaim its long-lost authority on war so that these critical decisions are vetted by the people's representatives instead of left in the hands of one person."

 

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50816.htm

 

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