Trump’s sudden withdrawal per Erdogan’s demands is setting up for disaster.
Not just the Kurds losses, but the ISIS prisoner SNAFU. Some say it is not our problem. ISIS is, in my opinion, our problem. And, as Thiessen notes, who is going to help fight the resurgence as thousands of prisoners rejoin their groups?
Bush the Elder quipped that if we break Iraq, we own it. Well, we did and we do. And Iraq was the fuse for the whole “shootin’ match Tonto”.
We can’t fix the Middle East by ourselves. Perhaps no one can. But setting up our allies for slaughter to soothe a dictator’s demands is a back stabbing worthy only of our president. He has shown the underside of many busses to staffers, appointees and long time associates. Why not the Kurds?
They’re just a bunch of Muslims anyway. And Trump was pretty clear about his feelings towards them during his campaign and tenure.