Crowbar wrote:I'll take the bait and say something nice about DJT. He has exposed both sides for the frauds they are.
The Democrats are in no way the party of peace. I couldn't even find anything from Michael Moore praising the proposed Syria withdrawal (though I'll believe this when I see it). With that said, I do feel awful for the Kurds. How many damn times are we going to screw those poor people?
I don't understand this take. Most of the things I've read from serious people on the left outlines that the frustrations surrounding Trump's decision to pull out of Syria fall in two categories:
1. It doesn't appear as though he consulted or cared about the opinions of career professionals who help make policy decisions like this. It was a unilateral, knee jerk decision that appears (in my opinion) to be a response to all of the negative press Trump was receiving over Cohen/Flynn/Mueller stuff. Also, people love to poo-poo career government employees and I'm far from endorsing the whole of our foreign military policy over the past 20 years, but if I've learned anything in life it is that experience matters, often more than talent. Ignoring the people in the room who know what they're talking about is not a good way to make decisions.
2. We are leaving our Kurdish allies hanging and creating the same type of power vacuum that really helped ISIS grow initially. Thinking that their power/activity won't grow again seems, at best, misguided.
There are no simple answers on foreign policy. These situations are complex and nuanced and often without any GOOD options. We have a President who either doesn't understand or refuses to acknowledge complexity and nuance. When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
Also, the temper tantrum he is throwing over financing this wall that he said Mexico would pay for is absolutely insane and indefensible. We can't find better ways to spend $5 Billion domestically? Not mention that $5B is just the start and it will likely do little to solve the problem it is intended to solve? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills. And shutting down our government 3 times in two years while holding the House, Senate, and the Presidency is also indefensible.
Republicans can f$*k straight off with this nonsense and "bothsides-ism".