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  # 2148501 20-Dec-2018 18:24
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Exiting Syria is a standard Trump deflection technique to take the heat off other issues ...

 

 

 

 

The Washington Post - In a single tweet, Trump destroys U.S. policy in the Middle East

 


With his decision to withdraw all U.S. forces from Syria, President Trump hands a huge New Year’s gift to President Bashar al-Assad, the Islamic State, the Kremlin and Tehran.

 

He also guarantees the reversal of U.S. military gains there and extinguishes any leverage Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his special envoy for Syria, James Jeffrey, may have to drive a diplomatic settlement that meets the administration’s own goals of keeping the Islamic State and Iran out.

 

Most important, Trump falls into the same trap that President Barack Obama did when he withdrew all U.S. forces from Iraq in 2011.

 

Trump’s decision virtually ensures that security will disintegrate further, that the Islamic State and Iran will surge again, and that the United States will be compelled to come back into Syria at even greater military cost and in more adverse conditions than if we had stayed.

 

 

 





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  # 2148673 21-Dec-2018 08:18
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Ah. So that's what Trump was getting at on 4th September 2015 when he said:

 

"I mean, you know, when you’re asking me about who’s running this, this this, that’s not, that is not, I will be so good at the military, your head will spin."

 

 





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  # 2148686 21-Dec-2018 09:20
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Ah. So that's what Trump was getting at on 4th September 2015 when he said:

 

"I mean, you know, when you’re asking me about who’s running this, this this, that’s not, that is not, I will be so good at the military, your head will spin."

 

 

He's about as "good at the military" as he is at forming coherent sentences.


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Trump Named Man of the Year by ISIS

 

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Capping an extraordinary 2018, Donald J. Trump announced on Thursday that he had been named Man of the Year by the terrorist organization known as ISIS.

 

Trump made the announcement after receiving the news from the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, whom Trump called “a terrific, fabulous guy.”

 

“I got along great with him, and he said a lot of nice things about me,” Trump said. “He said ISIS didn’t even consider anyone else.”

 

Trump, who is expecting to receive an official Man of the Year plaque from ISIS in the next few weeks, said that the award “came as a total surprise to me.”

 

“It’s a particularly impressive honor when you consider ISIS was co-founded by Hillary and Obama,” he said.





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  # 2148738 21-Dec-2018 11:36
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Not surprising considering your average garden slug could outwit Trumpy.


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  # 2148818 21-Dec-2018 13:13
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I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


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  # 2148819 21-Dec-2018 13:14
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And saying Trump needs someone whose views are aligned - some people joined the administration thinking they could actually do something but then found out it's impossible to work with the Orange Person.





 
 
 
 


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  # 2148824 21-Dec-2018 13:22
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Rikkitic:

 

Mattis has resigned.

 

 

 

 

Grief you would hope that giving money  for leaving gifts are  tax deductable. That is one busy revolving door at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave





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  # 2148829 21-Dec-2018 13:32
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The Washington Post - Trump says he won’t sign deal to avert shutdown, demands funds for border security

 


December 20 at 6:00 PM

 

President Trump said Thursday he would not sign a stopgap spending bill unless it includes money to build a wall along the Mexico border, sending large parts of the federal government lurching toward a shutdown on Saturday.

 

His comments came after an emergency meeting with House Republican leaders, where Trump revealed he would reject a measure passed in the Senate the night before.
That measure would fund many government agencies through Feb. 8, but it would not include any new money for the border wall.

 

“I’ve made my position very clear. Any measure that funds the government must include border security,” Trump said in an event at the White House.

 

Trump’s comments on Thursday completely overturned the plan GOP leaders were patching together earlier in the day as one of their final acts in the House majority.
With no other viable options available, they had hoped to pass a short-term spending bill that would avert a government shutdown set to start just days before Christmas.

 

As GOP leaders moved to adjust to Trump’s shifting stances, Democrats repeated that they would provide no money for Trump’s wall.

 






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freitasm:

 

it's impossible to work with the Orange Person.

 

 

That's a bit unkind to Oompa Loompas, don't you think?


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  # 2148845 21-Dec-2018 14:01
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DarthKermit:

 

freitasm:

 

it's impossible to work with the Orange Person.

 

 

That's a bit unkind to Oompa Loompas, don't you think?

 

 

Sorry for my insensitivity...





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  # 2148877 21-Dec-2018 14:49
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Spineless congresspeople approved US$ 5.7 billion for a wall. 

 

Good $deity, people are idiots.





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  # 2148881 21-Dec-2018 14:53
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Rikkitic:

 

Mattis has resigned.

 

 

Pretty sure he hasn't resigned but is going to retire.





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