“Trump’s decision didn’t cause the U.S. to lose in Syria. For all practical purposes, Syria was already lost. Much like his predecessor, Trump’s decision is motivated by a calculation that... Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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Trump’s critics say leaving Syria means we lose. We already did.

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30 days ago - Saturday 12/22/18 - 12:50:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
“Trump’s decision didn’t cause the U.S. to lose in Syria. For all practical purposes, Syria was already lost. Much like his predecessor, Trump’s decision is motivated by a calculation that the U.S. can’t alter the military or political balance in Syria that has long favored Russia and Iran. The timing of the president’s announcement is unfortunate, as is his apparent failure to consult with allies and Congress before making it. But Trump was right about one thing. With a modest military footprint and little public support for a larger American role, the U.S. can’t really compete with Russia or Iran on the ground.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outl...
30 days ago - Saturday 12/22/18 - 12:54:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think maybe 17 years of war is enough. I don't think we defeated ISIS but I don't know why the United States has to keep asking our military to die.

I am interested in discussing your views especially if you think we need to stay in Syria and Afghanistan.
30 days ago - Saturday 12/22/18 - 1:03:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
"Trump’s decision is motivated by a calculation that the U.S. can’t alter the military or political balance in Syria that has long favored Russia and Iran."

This is NOT his stated motivation for this decision. Who wrote this piece, anyway? If they're going to be that disingenuous about such a major point, I'm definitely not reading the rest of it.
30 days ago - Saturday 12/22/18 - 1:06:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
Do you think we should stay in Syria and Afghanistan?
30 days ago - Saturday 12/22/18 - 1:16:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
Those are two very different questions.
30 days ago - Saturday 12/22/18 - 2:28:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 12/22/18 - 12:54:11 PM skirtgirl2 wrote:
I think maybe 17 years of war is enough.


I totally agree. The only war that we should be in for 17 plus years is the one were America is directly under attack.
29 days ago - Saturday 12/22/18 - 3:42:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 12/22/18 - 1:16:19 PM birdsong4j wrote:
Those are two very different questions.

and they involve two different types of involvements.




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