So Hair Fuhrer just tweeted this a short amount of time ago….
We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 19, 2018
And he is lying…natch.
Isis has not been defeated.
I can’t crack the WSJ paywall but Canada’s Globe and Mail’s Senior International Correspondent Mark MacKinnon tweeted this this morning….
Did Turkey just stare down Trump in Syria? (More likely that a deal has been cut – perhaps one that will also see Erdogan stop talking about the Khashoggi murder…) https://t.co/yjqkTcJiph
— Mark MacKinnon (@markmackinnon) December 19, 2018
And here is Richard Engel discussing the situation:
As President @realDonaldTrump announces his intention to withdraw troops from Syria, @RichardEngel reports for @NBCNews on the significance of the move for the region and America’s allies in the conflict. pic.twitter.com/lROYm9PqaR
— On Assignment with Richard Engel (@OARichardEngel) December 19, 2018
Trump is going to try to frame this as a major FP victory when, in reality, he is giving the Russians a free hand in Syria, just what they want, and betraying our steadfast allies, the Kurdish KPG fighters who have been such a help to us in both Syria and Iraq.
We can’t let him get away with this perfidy and have to counter his lie wherever we hear or see it.