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Trump Refuses to Back Down on Troops Withdrawal from Syria

President Trump Saturday tweeted that he is sticking with his decision to withdraw troops from Syria, even as the foreign policy establishment and some Republicans urge him to reconsider. He said he is busy working at the White House as the partial government shutdown continues. And he can stay there as long as he likes. According to the press pool report, the garbages at the

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Video || Trump: “We’ve Won” and It’s Time to Bring Troops Home from Syria

President Trump is bringing some 2,000 troops home from Syria, claiming the battle against ISIS is won. I can’t say I know what the correct policy is here. I just don’t understand the situation on the ground in Syria well enough. And I expect Trump will maintain some kind of presence in Syria. But I do know that when we have pulled out of these

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Trump Withdrawing Troops From Syria

Well, this will help him a bit with the base as he decides to potentially cave on wall funding. But it ain’t enough, if that’s the calculation. According to the Washington Post: The Trump administration has decided to pull all U.S. troops out of Syria, a defense official said on Wednesday. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a decision that

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Trump Seeking Arab Force to Stabilize Syria

This is exactly the kind of thing President Trump ran on and is a perfect rebuttal to those who charge he possesses no ideology and, with respect to Syria, no plan. Trump wants not to withdraw America completely from the world, as the caricatures in the press would have it, but to back off and let local allies do the dirty work and put some

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Mattis Talked Trump Out of More “Robust” Response to Assad

Like bombing Assad directly on his head, I guess. Why is this guy called “mad dog”? He seems very restrained. Anyway, I think Secretary of Defense Mattis’s advice was sound. Our goal is to prevent Syrian President Assad from using chemical weapons, not to defeat him. If Barack Obama had made up his “brilliant” mind seven years ago to either decisively defeat Assad or let

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Trump Slows Down the Missiles Headed for Assad

President Trump, who Wednesday seemed to indicate an attack on Syria was imminent, now has decided, not so fast. Never said when an attack on Syria would take place. Could be very soon or not so soon at all! In any event, the United States, under my Administration, has done a great job of ridding the region of ISIS. Where is our “Thank you America?”

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Wait Until The Facts Are In Before We Bomb Syria

Are we sure we know what happened in Syria? I have seen no specific evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad ordered the attack. With his forces gaining the upper hand in the area where the attack occurred, he does not seem to have had the incentive to provoke the United States. His opponents, who are on the run, have plenty of reason to get us

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Trump: “Big Price” to Pay for Syrian Chemical Attack

In a series of tweets Sunday morning, President Trump said there would be a “big price” to pay for the latest chemical attack on Syrian civilians, which killed dozens and which the president is pinning on Syria, Russia and Iran. And he correctly blamed Barack Obama for the situation. Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is

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United States Bombs Assad-Backed Militia in Syria

The United States has bombed Shiite militia forces allied with Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to the Washington Examiner. Please, tell me what the plan is here. Are we going to get into this thing? What happened to campaign promises to stay out of other people’s messes? And I gotta ask, could this be a diversion from domestic troubles for the president? Sure hope not.

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Obama: My Epic Syria Wimp-Out Was Actually Sublime Courage

I had always thought Barack Obama lacked much of a sense of humor. But now he’s proven me wrong. Because in trying to convert his most egregious moment of pusillanimity into some kind of act of courage, he’s demonstrated himself to be a comedian of the first order. Obama made the claim in a “conversation” with Jack Schlossberg published in Medium. Schlossberg, who is Caroline

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