WASHINGTON, D.C. – There is a lot of debate, angst, and surprise as the fall out of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. forces back from Syria manifests in a Turkish invasion and bombing of our heretofore partners in the fight versus ISIS. Talking heads, political opponents, and even honest dissenters, talk, understandably, of the carnage such an abandonment means for the Syrian Kurds in the face of an unleashed Turkey. However, the commander-in-chief is not oblivious to the ugliness that is war.
In fact, it’s that ugliness that strongly influenced his decision to pull our men and women out of Syria. He talked at length about the hardest thing he has to do as president, watching our brave men and women come home in coffins from far away lands as their loved ones breakdown in suffering and loss. For what?
That’s the question President Trump asks himself. Listen to his powerful and emotional appeal to the value of American lives and putting an end to constant foreign entanglements with no good exit strategy.
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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2019