Partisan politicians like Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer should refrain from commenting on foreign policy decisions. They have an agenda pure and straightforward, and cannot be depended upon to provide unbiased opinions.
The agreement presented by Vice President Mike Pence "seriously undermines the credibility of America's foreign policy and sends a dangerous message to our allies and adversaries alike that our word cannot be trusted. President Erdogan has given up nothing, and President Trump has given him everything," Pelosi and Schumer said in a statement.
It seems to me that the agreement between the United States and Turkey on a pause in Ankara's offensive against the Kurds just blew the Democrat's original narrative up in smoke.
Some update; the brilliant Professor Hanson has shed light on the Kurd-Turkey problem that has been muddled by the MSM and politicians who pontificate far from the real bullets. Most of us are too lazy to do the necessary research to fully understand problems that develop in the Middle East and the role of European and American governments in that locale. It is always good to have all the facts before concluding!!
Negotiations would ever happen only if our troops stayed.
Trump saw the situation differently. As beautifully laid out by Sundance at Conservative Treehouse, removing our guys would leave the intransigent Turks vulnerable to an alliance against them of their many enemies in the region. This thought didn't occur to Turkish president Recep Erdoğan, who at first seemed delighted that we were leaving and promptly dispatched his troops into Syria, as everybody had predicted he would.
American Thinker's Thomas Lifson reports that ABC News was so appalled that it ran footage from a Kentucky gun range video, called it the Turkish invasion, and heaped abuse on Trump for atrocities committed against Kurds. Even the usually level-headed Andrew Malcolm took the president severely to task for abandoning our Kurdish allies. George Conway, who has never had a good word to say about the president, styles the troop withdrawal a blunder of historic proportions.
Not so fast, fellas.
The actual result hasn't been quite what everyone expected. Erdoğan suddenly understood the box he was in when Trump authorized Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to prepare sanctions against Turkey. By themselves, sanctions haven't succeeded much in that part of the world. But in concert with the departure of the U.S., they became a scary signal that Turkey was all by her lonesome. Having steadfastly refused to negotiate, Erdoğan now nervously rang up Trump and asked for an emergency conference. Trump sent Vice President Pence and national security adviser O'Brien to mediate negotiations with the Kurds.
These are the long-sought negotiations, brought about by U.S. troops leaving.
Only Donald Trump saw it — just as only Donald Trump got North Korea to the table, forced the Chinese to play fair, and got the Mexicans to handle the immigrant caravans on our southern border.
Pres. Trump once again exhibits strategic insight not seen in the White House since George Washington.
Schumer, Pelosi, and Rep. Adam Schiff disagree with everything the administration does. They do act like 3rd rate politicians and are the ones hurting our country. The cease-fire is great. The Dems are the ‘sham’, not President Trump. MSM bullcrap like this is why we are divided because these so-called ‘journalists are nothing more than political hacks misinforming Americans daily to also try to derail the efforts by a great President.
Swallow your pride, admit you’ve been outsmarted by an outsider and work to better OUR country morons.
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