Some of what Trump does is pretty cool. I don't like him because he is corrupt and tries to weasel his way out of being held accountable for his
actions, even going so far as to smear the reputation of those investigating him.
Yes, legalization of hemp is a step forward! The FDA even released a statement that appeared as if they were going to go after interstate commerce of
weed, but realized that there was a popular demand to legalize it and are going to go soft on the states that have legalized it.
Withdrawing troops is usually a popular move.
But, withdrawing troops from Syria is an interesting situation because it goes against both conservative and liberal ideals at this time. We are
trying to fight ISIS - which involves radical Islam - we are also trying to keep Russia from gaining too much territory and the like. Russia is NOT
our friend, contrary to what conservatives believe simply because Russia "helped" them win the election in 2016. But Russia, in reality, has the goal
of stoking extremism in the country, especially with disinformation, with the goal of dividing our nation and making it weaker, possibly even trying
to get us to have a civil war. They are also attempting to not only gain territory but influence in their part of the world.
We are also against Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria, as he has committed atrocities against his people. Should we seriously withdraw our military
from situations in cases where it will let atrocities continue and weaken our stance against our enemies like Russia and China?
Trump sure makes it seem like Russia has him on a leash sometimes.
I was against the Iraq war because it was based on the lie that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, and I am against corruption, lies, and
disinformation. It also seemed like the Bush family had ulterior motives for invading Iraq. But right now, we are trying to combat Islamic extremism,
atrocity-loving leaders, and keep our military stance against Russia functional. These seem like goals that will help our nation. Russia and China are
expanding their influence at a fast rate at the moment, and it is in our nation's best interest to combat this.
Unless you want to have a diplomatic solution, as the United Nations, that keeps people at peace, I would recommend going the military route in this
case. I don't think diplomacy will work against Russia, as they are tricksters and manipulators. I don't think diplomacy will work with ISIS, as they
are religious extremists and don't listen to reason.
A little bit of pushing countries to take care of themselves and participate in global peacekeeping is a good idea. I read that Trump got in a
disagreement with Turkey who was making unreasonable demands, and Trump was like "Fine, if that's the way you want it, handle Syria yourself." It
seems like a bad idea to withdraw troops from the region, but I do admit that was a good tactic, calling Turkey's bluff. I'm honestly not sure on many
more details than that.
So maybe you want to let other countries handle their own problems, which is a noble goal, but realistically, if we let that happen, we will have to
deal with them eventually as enemies who have simply gotten stronger by being left alone.
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