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Friday, January 19, 2018

This week, the Trump administration announced that the United States is committing to an extended military presence in Syria.


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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said about 2,000 U.S. troops will remain indefinitely in Syria and laid out American military goals there that go far beyond the defeat of the Islamic State and other extremist organizations. U.S. forces will also be there to contain Iranian influence and help bring about a peace agreement that sees President Bashar al-Assad removed from power, Tillerson said.

Any observer of the crisis will know these are not simple or quick tasks, and Tillerson conspicuously failed to set out any time limits for removing U.S. troops. As such, it's tempting to draw an unspoken conclusion from the announcement: America's "forever war" has gotten yet another indefinite lease on life.

Syria now looks like just the latest chapter in a war on terror that has already lasted nearly 17 years -- starting in Afghanistan and spreading to Iraq, Pakistan and many other countries -- and shows no signs of stopping. One independent estimate from last year argued that these conflicts have cost U.S. taxpayers $5.6 trillion; the human cost, of which there was a fresh reminder on Thursday thanks to a new report from conflict monitor Airwars, is inestimable but devastating.


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Thank god we didn't elect that war monger Clinton.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2018-01-19 08:52 AM | Reply


"Trump Expands America's Forever War"

Sounds to me that Trump is trying to overcome the side effects of Propecia (Finasteride)

#2 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-19 09:53 AM | Reply

"On April 27, 2016, then-Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump used an invitation-only event at Washington's ornate Mayflower Hotel to argue that presidents of both parties had gotten the US ensnared in too many costly, grinding foreign wars.

That, Trump promised, would change once he moved into the White House.

"I will never send our finest into battle unless necessary, and I mean absolutely necessary, and will only do so if we have a plan for victory with a capital V," he thundered. "The world must know that we do not go abroad in search of enemies."


So, basically his campaign was really just a pile of lies. Thanks Trumpeters! You really know how to pick a winner. So much winning! And please, let me also ask you, how many of you idiots also voted for George W. Bush? I'd bet most of you. The stupid that your votes represent is incredible.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-19 01:19 PM | Reply

Thank god we didn't elect that war monger Clinton.

As if she would do anything differently in this regard.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-01-19 01:27 PM | Reply

You really know how to pick a winner. So much winning! - #3 | Posted by Danni at 2018-01-19 01:19 PM
To be fair to the people who voted for him...he did win. They evidently do know how to pick a winner. Did you pick a loser, Danni? Me too.

#5 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-01-19 02:54 PM | Reply


Look up the word "facetious." That's what Danni was being.

#6 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-19 06:28 PM | Reply

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