Trump Orders Total Withdrawal of U.S. Forces in Syria: Against the wishes of his top military advisors, President Trump has ordered a total withdrawal of U.S. troops in Syria, declaring they have succeeded in their mission to defeat the Islamic State.
Excuse me, but shouldn’t that headline actually read - “Putin Withdraws US Troops from Syria?" Because it sure sounds like we’re one step closer to that cherished “Trump Tower Moscow.” And, to top it all off, Trump is now claiming that ISIS has been defeated. I mean, who knew? Apparently, not even ISIS. Guess it’s time to ask George W Bush where that old “Mission Accomplished” banner is being stored.
That said, I can’t help but wonder if only Trump’s father had pulled out as quickly as Donald is doing in Syria, perhaps we wouldn’t be in a lot of these messes we now find ourselves in. But, of course, in all fairness - I completely understand where Trump’s coming from on this Syrian withdrawal.
After all, those troops will soon be needed for much more important duty - like battling immigrant refugee families on our southern border, or for rounding up and arresting members of the fake media, Saturday Night Live comedians and late night talk show hosts. Also, and perhaps most importantly - they’ll be needed as props for that grandiose military parade our President has been longing for since seizing office.