Trump’s speech about the pulling of US troops out of Syria has been met with condemnation especially by the MSM……Maj. Sjursen has written about how Trump’s “antiwar” speech was met…..
That’s right, sandwiched between Trump’s standard braggadocio about how he single-handedly secured “a better future for Syria and for the Middle East,” and his cynical pivot to decry his opponents’ supposed desire to accept “unlimited migration from war-torn regions” across the U.S. border, was one of the strongest blasts of antiwar rhetoric delivered by a sitting U.S. president since Dwight Eisenhower.
If any other president—think Obama—or major liberal political figure had spoken so clearly against endless war and so poignantly diagnosed the current American disease of military hyper-interventionism, CNN and MSNBC would’ve gushed about Nobel Peace Prizes. It must be said, of course, that Trump has hardly governed according to these peacenik proclamations—he has, after all added more troops in the region, especially in Saudi Arabia, and merely reshuffled the soldiers from Syria across the border to Iraq. Nevertheless, even if the president’s actions don’t match his words, the words themselves remain important, especially from a 21st century, post-9/11 commander in chief.
As a person who is antiwar I like hearing that anyone especially a president that talks like there is an end to our countless endless wars…..but then I see Trump making a conflicting and contradictory statement about war…..
President Donald Trump on Monday offered a confusing description of his foreign policy priorities as commander in chief — insisting that he is working to bring home American soldiers, while warning the U.S. may soon enter into new military conflicts.
“I’m trying to get out of wars. We may have to get in wars, too. OK? We may have to get in wars,” Trump told reporters at the White House.
“We’re better prepared than we’ve ever been,” he continued. “If Iran does something, they’ll be hit like they’ve never been hit before. I mean, we have things that we’re looking at.”
The remarks from the president come as his administration confronts escalating tensions across the Middle East and navigates new troop movements in the region.
As usual a president talks but does NOT deliver and it is not just Trump….they all promise then back away….and soldiers die….and for what?
I will believe the president, whoever that may be, on ending these wars when I see the troops returning home and not to some location for easy access.
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