Rand Paul defends Trump’s plan on Syria, backs a similar withdrawal in Afghanistan, the other will remain in GOP skeptical

in the vicinityVideoSen. Paul praised Trump’s” incredibly daring “maneuvers” to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, says money can be deployed elsewhere

US sen Rand Paul again expressed his support for President Trump took the decision last week to remove than 2,000 American troops out of Syria that claim on Sunday talk shows that the President had made the right move and did “exactly what he promised,” the voters, when he campaign in 2016.

Paul called for a similar US withdrawal from Afghanistan, a nearly two-decade company, the Paul in comparison to the ill-fated Vietnam war.

“We have been there 17 years. We think, now we go to another village, and we get a better deal be negotiated?” Paul said in an appearance on CBS ‘ “Face the Nation”. “The North Vietnamese and Vietcong “was waiting for us, and the Taliban are waiting for us. You know, we will eventually leave, and leave we must.”


He added: “The President is right, and I think that people agree with him. Let’s rebuild America. Let’s spend that money here at home.”

Trump recognized edge-support for Afghanistan-retreat in a Twitter message late Sunday night that the President just quoted the edge-comments.

The President did the same earlier on Sunday with a quote from edge’s appearance on CNN’s “state of the Union,” adding a simple “Thank you @Rand Paul.”

“This is exactly what he promised,” Rand had said, the President of Syria announcement, “and I think that people agree with him. We have been in war for too long and in too many places … spent several trillion dollars on these wars everywhere. He is different … this is the reason why he was chosen.”

But other Republicans have criticized, Trump the decision, which prompted allegedly, the last week by the sudden resignation of Secretary of defense James Mattis — and Trump the return is this weekend Mattis force to leave until the end of the year-two months early — and the Installation of former Boeing executive, Patrick Shanahan as Deputy defense Minister.

Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., it is noted that Trump is allowed to the base no support for his decision to withdraw troops from Syria “without a plan”.

“There are very few Rand Paul in the Senate of the United States, there are very few Rand Pauls in the house,” Santorum said on CNN. “There are very few Rand Paul in the Republican party. There are very few Rand Paul’s in the base of the Donald Trump voters.”

Santorum, the President of the pledge campaign is not granted to “escape from Syria”, but added: “I don’t know, to many Republicans, I know, too many base voters who believe that the President surrender should be in response to a call from the Turkish President, in front of the Turks and our allies to be slaughtered by the Turks.”

The former Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey also expressed doubts about Trump’s Syria and redemption.

“There are good weeks and bad weeks, if you are an executive in the government,” said Christie on ABC’s “This week.” “And that was one of the best weeks he’s had.”

On Wednesday, Trump had declared victory over the Islamic state group (ISIS) and announced that it would withdraw about 2,000 U.S. troops out of Syria.

The U.S. began airstrikes in Syria in 2014, and the troops moved in the following year to fight ISIS and train up Syrian rebels in a country torn apart by civil war. Trump declared their mission accomplished in a tweet.

Trump later acknowledged that he had spoken with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Turkish head of state affirmed that his country is his ability to maintain order in the region.


ISIS has decreased significantly, but remains a deadly force, the military adviser to say. US partners warn that a premature American withdrawal, the back allow you to storm.

ISIS fighters still hold a string of towns and villages along the Euphrates river in Eastern Syria, where it resisted weeks of the attacks in the USA have distribute-backed Syrian Democratic forces.

The bag is the home of about 15,000 people, including 2,000 ISIS fighters, according to U.S. military estimates.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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