Trump Asks: 'Does the USA Want to Be the Policeman of the Middle East?'

CNS News | 12/20/2018 | Staff
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( - As a general rule of thumb, if Trump's for it, the liberals are against it, and so it is with the president's just-announced U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria. But this time, a chorus of angry Republicans are joining the liberal naysayers.

Many of Trump's critics called the U.S. troop withdrawal an early Christmas gift for Russia's Vladimir Putin, Iran and ISIS.

Joe - Scarborough - Anti-Trumpers - MSNBC - Morning

"This is a give-away," Joe Scarborough, one of the leading anti-Trumpers at MSNBC's "Morning Joe," told viewers on Thursday. "This is foreign policy welfare for VP. He can't even believe his luck. Or, I'm sorry -- maybe he can. Maybe this is connected to something that none of us know about."

But with the exception of a few Republican non-interventionists, many congressional Republicans (and Democrats) also blasted Trump's planned troop withdrawal, which came as a surprise as lawmakers prepared to leave town for Christmas.

Thursday - Trump - Twitter - Platform - Troop

On Thursday, Trump took to Twitter, the same platform he used to announced the troop withdrawal on Wednesday. In three tweets, he said:

Does the USA want to be the Policeman of the Middle East, getting NOTHING but spending precious lives and trillions of dollars protecting others who, in almost all cases, do not appreciate what we are doing? Do we want to be there forever? Time for others to finally fight.....

Russia - Iran - Syria - Others - US

Russia, Iran, Syria & many others are not happy about the U.S. leaving, despite what the Fake News says, because now they will have to fight ISIS and others, who they hate, without us. I am building by far the most powerful military in the world. ISIS hits us they are doomed!

Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) said on Thursday the fight against ISIS is not over, and it is not won, as President Trump declared on Wednesday.

Lot - Effort - Today

"So you'll see a lot of effort today to try and persuade...
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