President Donald Trump made a campaign promise to stop the endless wars that take the lives of America’s sons and daughters – and Democrats who used to agree with that message hate him for it.
Democratic Party leaders are apparently smitten with bloodlust, and are blasting the president’s withdrawal from northern Syria. The politically-motivated scam proves they are no different from the “warmongers” they once accused Republicans of being.
The vast majority of U.S. senators who voted to invade Iraq over “weapons of mass destruction” regret the decision that spurred the country’s longest foreign war. More than 4,000 U.S. soldiers perished, and the national debt soared funding the removal of Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein. The death toll was compounded by Obama’s premature withdrawal of troops in the Middle East that sparked the ISIS surge and massive caliphate.
It took President Trump just over a year to defeat ISIS, and the time to bring home the nation’s brave soldiers is overdue. In northern Syria, the U.S. had a small contingent smack in between a seething Turkish military, Kurdish rebels, and Syrian regulars. It’s a long-standing local fight that has zero to do with American interests. After meeting with Turkish President Recep Erdogan, the White House agreed to withdraw approximately 50 troops stationed where the fray would ensue. The alternative was to go toe-to-toe with Turkish forces.
“The Kurds are fighting for their land, just so you understand. They’re fighting for their land, and as someone wrote in a very, very powerful article today: ‘They didn’t help us in the Second World War, they didn’t help us with Normandy,’ as an example. But they’re there to help us with their land,” President Trump said. “And that’s a different thing. And in addition, that, we’ve spent tremendous amounts of money on helping the Kurds, in terms of ammunition, in terms of weapons, in terms of money, in terms of pay.”
Although the fake news media has chosen to pull portions of his remarks out of context, President Trump is spot-on in his assessment that the U.S. has aided the Kurds and not necessarily the other way around. The rhetoric that the Kurds have fought side-by-side to further American interests, or do anything other than serve their own, is patently false. Democratic leaders appear to believe our country should remain in a constant state of bloody war.
Democrat firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) took exception to the president’s decision to step away from a local land war in northern Syria. Applying the usual double-talk of the extreme left, she stoked fear that American troops not fighting and dying would be dangerous.
“Trump’s sudden withdrawal from northern Syria & endorsement of Turkey’s actions could have catastrophic consequences & risks laying the ground for immense violence and suffering,” AOC tweeted.
Her claims are ridiculous, and it’s not surprising that her 2018 campaign website calls for an end to endless foreign wars.
“Since the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the United States has entangled itself in war and occupation throughout the Middle East and North Africa. As of 2018, we are currently involved in military action in Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia. Hundreds of thousands of civilians in these countries have been killed either as collateral damage from American strikes or from the instability caused by U.S. interventions. Millions more have fled their broken countries, contributing to the global refugee crisis,” AOC’s website states.
Left-wing extremists such as AOC are perfectly willing to needlessly sacrifice U.S. soldiers when it serves their political interest in attacking the Commander-in-Chief.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has long turned into a puppet and mouthpiece for the extreme left. Once a critic of the handling of the War on Terror, she also blasted the president’s withdrawal from the local land war between the Kurds and Turks.
“This decision poses a dire threat to regional security and stability, and sends a dangerous message to Iran and Russia, as well as our allies, that the United States is no longer a trusted partner,” Pelosi said.
But what Speaker Pelosi and other warmongers are not telling the American public is that the Kurds are an ethnic group spread out across Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and parts of Armenia. They resist local governments and are little more than rebels and insurrectionists. The U.S. supported their efforts to resist ISIS, but now they are in what many would call a civil uprising against legitimate governments.
Although Syria and Turkey tend to be rivals, there is no American interest worth dying for in this region. Both Turkey and Syria hold alliances with neighboring Russia, and hostilities with U.S. forces could take us all to the brink of war. Gunfire has reportedly already been exchanged between Russian and American troops in the region.
Democrats in Congress fully understand that becoming embroiled in a fight between the Turks and Kurds could result in a full-scale war. That appears to be precisely what that want to undermine Trump’s plan for peace.