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“This is a terribly unwise decision by the president to abandon our Kurdish allies, who have been our major partner in the fight against the lslamic State,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine)
Sen. Lindsey Graham criticized the partial pullout on "Fox & Friends," saying the "impulsive decision by the president has undone all the gains we've made, thrown the region into further chaos."
Nikki Haley, Trump's former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, issued a denunciation, as well.
“We must always have the backs of our allies, if we expect them to have our back,” she tweeted. “The Kurds were instrumental in our successful fight against ISIS in Syria. Leaving them to die is a big mistake.
Brett McGurk, the top U.S. envoy overseeing the effort to defeat ISIS, stepped down days after Mattis announced his departure, and excoriated the president on Twitter early Monday morning.
“Donald Trump is not a Commander-in-Chief,” McGurk wrote. “He makes impulsive decisions with no knowledge or deliberation. He sends military personnel into harm’s way with no backing. He blusters and then leaves our allies exposed when adversaries call his bluff or he confronts a hard phone call.”
Coordination & Military Ops Center - SDF
Based on our confidence in the #US efforts in the Security Mechanism agreement, we implemented all our commitments to remove military fortifications between Tal Abyad & SereKaniye, withdraw combat forces with heavy weapons, risking a security vacum as a result of the agreement.
originally posted by: JustJohnny
a reply to: Extorris
This is absolutely calculated...
A couple things I can think of....
1) trying to distract from the impeachment stuff.
2) trying to get out of running for president again..
3) he was listening to some wack a doodle like hannity this morning say that the Syrians were saying bad things about him..
originally posted by: HanyManny
Looks like another "cut and run."
Abandon allies. Smart move. Who will stand up with the US in the future when we need them?
Looks like no one will as long as Trump is in office.