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MCCONNELL Calls Out Trump Over Syria!

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The Washington Post just published an op-ed by Mitch McConnell himself:

Mitch McConnell: Withdrawing from Syria is a grave mistake

Withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria is a grave strategic mistake. It will leave the American people and homeland less safe, embolden our enemies, and weaken important alliances. Sadly, the recently announced pullout risks repeating the Obama administration’s reckless withdrawal from Iraq, which facilitated the rise of the Islamic State in the first place.

Naturally, he couldn’t resist making the usual false claim about Obama and the Iraq withdrawal, and also blames Obama for Libya and Syria. But other than that:

Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, I have worked with three presidential administrations to fight radical Islamist terrorism.

No mention of Pelosi or impeachment; it’s all one big blast at Trump:

The combination of a U.S. pullback and the escalating Turkish-Kurdish hostilities is creating a strategic nightmare for our country. Even if the five-day cease-fire announced Thursday holds, events of the past week have set back the United States’ campaign against the Islamic State and other terrorists. Unless halted, our retreat will invite the brutal Assad regime in Syria and its Iranian backers to expand their influence. And we are ignoring Russia’s efforts to leverage its increasingly dominant position in Syria to amass power and influence throughout the Middle East and beyond.

Interesting sentence there from the man nicknamed “Moscow Mitch.”

Then he takes more pokes at Trump:

As we seek to pick up the pieces, we must remain guided by our national interests and not emotions.

Finally, whatever happens in Syria, this situation must chasten the United States against withdrawing from Afghanistan before the job is done. We must recommit to our Afghan partners as they do the heavy lifting to defend their country and their freedoms from al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

In fact, much of the piece is a warning against isolationism. And he finishes up with one more oblique poke in Trump’s eye:

America’s wars will be “endless” only if America refuses to win them.

Will all this be enough to move McConnell to allow Trump to be removed from office? Probably not, but it might give others in the GOP license to move more in that direction. Then McConnell just might do a Goldwater and march down to the White House and tell The Great Orange Shitgibbon it’s time to pack it in.

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