President Donald Trump’s decision to declare ISIS defeated and order a full US withdrawal from Syria has been met with anger and disbelief by the Washington establishment that hoped for regime change in Damascus.
Responding to this, a Pentagon official asks me: “so when does Russia announce their victory?” https://t.co/1kWL3XH9oT
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 19, 2018
there are no easy answers in Syria & getting troops home is a worthy goal, but…
1) this is a lie — the Pentagon says so.
2) abrupt withdrawal will not only breathe new life into ISIS, but also amounts to a dangerous abandonment of our allies & strategic goals in the region. https://t.co/w4wUk1ap2U
— Jesse Lehrich (@JesseLehrich) December 19, 2018
Sen. Rubio: "The decision to withdraw an American presence in Syria is a colossal, in my mind, mistake — a grave error that's going to have significant repercussions in the years and months to come." https://t.co/bAqgAlxw2r pic.twitter.com/4qZ3hmn1DW
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 19, 2018
With all due respect, ISIS is not defeated in Syria, Iraq, and after just returning from visiting there — certainly not Afghanistan.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) December 19, 2018
I wonder how John Bolton is feeling this morning. It's been less than three months since he announced the US would not leave Syria unless and until Iran did. https://t.co/Mwck57QeR1
— Jackson Diehl (@JacksonDiehl) December 19, 2018
Um…Lindsey? Take your meds. Obama is the moron who got us INTO Syria. So getting us OUT of Syria would by definition NOT be an "Obama-like" mistake. https://t.co/91dHqwmp84
— Daniel McAdams (@DanielLMcAdams) December 19, 2018
The main source of trouble to the ME claim it is pulling out? Am I dreaming?
— Elijah J. Magnier (@ejmalrai) December 19, 2018
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) December 19, 2018