Rand Paul stood tall today with President Trump and renounced the failures of the past. Most of these failures it should be noted are failures of the Republican Party.
Sure, Obama added his own, but the party of useless and forever foreign adventures is the GOP and Trump promised to end these hugely unpopular programs.
The American people spoke – we want out troops home. Look, you want to know how to tell all this neocon opposition is total bullshit and just mote Trump hate?
We have been abandoning the Kurds since the 1980s and no one said a damn thing about it. In fact, both Bush’s invaded Iraq and left the Kurds out to dry.
Saddam gassed the Kurds and Reagan kept arming him. Bush Sr. promised we’d support Kurds if they fought Saddam, then he pulled back and ket Sadaam go after them.
But Trump can’t? Nonsense.
“I stand with @realDonaldTrump today as he once again fulfills his promises to stop our endless wars and have a true America First foreign policy,” Rand Paul tweeted.
Paul’s praise comes as neoconservative Republicans are expressing disapproval with President Trump’s decision. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a staunch defender of the president, called the pullout “unnerving to its core.”
“This impulsive decision by the president has undone all the gains we’ve made, thrown the region into further chaos, Iran is licking their chops, and if I’m an ISIS fighter, I’ve got a second lease on life,” Graham told Fox and Friends. “I will do everything I can to sanction Turkey’s military and their economy if they step one foot into Syria.”
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley also criticized the decision, tweeting: “We must always have the backs of our allies, if we expect them to have our back. The Kurds were instrumental in our successful fight against ISIS in Syria. Leaving them to die is a big mistake. #TurkeyIsNotOurFriend.”
Haley’s comments come after the former U.S. diplomat praised President Trump’s foreign policy record as something “every American should be proud of.”
“If you look around the world, President Trump has a record every American should be proud of. In the Middle East, the ISIS caliphate has been destroyed, and we’ve stopped handing billions in cash to Iran that it used to fund terrorism,” she told Fox News ahead of a Sunday fundraiser for the president’s 2020 re-election campaign. “The North Korean regime is no longer testing long-range missiles. America is once again treating the Cuban dictatorship like the pariah it is, and Maduro’s days are numbered in Venezuela.”
The White House on Sunday announced it will remove U.S troops from northern Syria ahead of a Turkish military mission to remove Kurdish forces from the area.
I stand with @realDonaldTrump today as he once again fulfills his promises to stop our endless wars and have a true America First foreign policy.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) October 7, 2019