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President Trump the decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria, the Parallels with its predecessor moved, according to Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen during the Special report All-Star panel.
Thiessen discusses Trump the decision, with Washington Times opinion editor, Charles Hurt, and USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan page.
On Wednesday morning, Trump took to Twitter, to the major foreign policy announcement, one that seemed to take Washington by surprise.
“We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my sole reason for his presence during the Trump presidency,” the President tweeted.
He followed the tweet with a video message in which he declared that the USA “won” in their fight against ISIS, insisting that it is what the fallen soldiers “would have wanted.”
Thiessen started with a “positive” and praised the military success in the elimination of ISIS “physical Caliphate,” but acknowledged that al-Qaeda has a strong presence in Syria and is “more dangerous” than ISIS.
However, while Trump “deserves great credit” for the progress that has been made in Syria, Thiessen said. The Post columnist called some of the President of the rhetoric in the election in 2016, specifically quoted, if Trump “campaign against Barack Obama’s abrupt decision to pull out of Iraq in 2011.”
“He called him the ‘founder of the ISIS’ for permission to raise the ISIS, and because of Obama’s decision, ISIS carried out, 143 [attacks] in 29 countries, killing more than injured 2,000 people and tens of thousands more,” Thiessen told the panel. “And so fought for, against, the, after they again defeated ISIS, why would he make the same mistake that Barack Obama, by all of our troops, under our boat from terror, the neck and the allow of them, and al-Qaeda to have a safe haven in Syria? It makes no sense.”
“Why would he make the same mistake that Barack Obama, by all of our troops, under our boat from terror, the neck and the allow of them, and al-Qaeda, a safe haven in Syria? It makes no sense.”
— Marc Thiessen, Washington Post
Hurt of the Washington Times confirmed that Trump the decision is always a lot of “pushback” in DC and that there are “dangers” inherent in the broadcasting of such plans to the enemy.
“The bottom line remains that the President who won election promising to restrict military-to-military engagement, involvement in overseas. We said all kinds of debates about whether it is a smart thing to do or not, but this is to keep the President, the promise of reining these things in” Hurt.
“This is the President who won an election promising to restrict military-to-military engagement, commitment overseas.”
— Charles Hurt, Washington Times
Hurt added that, while many of the “very annoyed” by the President to terms with the decision, he expressed that the Americans outside the Beltway “not as.”
Page of USA Today, meanwhile, called into question, if Trump and his announcement was “encouraged” by Russia and Iran, and if it is “less US influence in the region as a whole.”
“He’s obviously not a heads-up to his Secretary of state, the Secretary of defense for, not to mention another, the Republicans said on Capitol Hill that would come up,” side of the panel. “So, at the end of the ‘chaotic’ might be one word-but it means that you don’t have the kind of discussion about whether to do this is to do the wise thing, how do you go about it? And you claim victory, do a very dangerous thing to do against an enemy like ISIS?”