Donald Trump announced that he’s bringing home 2,000 American troops that are in Syria, tweeting:
We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.
I think both parts of that are true — I think ISIS has been defeated, as much as can be done for an amorphous group that doesn’t have a formal structure, doesn’t have a formal geography, doesn’t wear uniforms or bear their weapons openly.
What was the American purpose in Syria? To stop the ISIS side of the civil war? Or to topple Bashar Assad, and effect some sort of regime change? To get rid of both? And replace them with whom?
That’s the point about those parts of the world. There aren’t a lot of George Washingtons or John A. Macdonald’s waiting around to be great democratic leaders. If there are any, they’re usually killed or driven into exile. It’s a choice amongst awful alternatives.
The world is a difficult place. And these intrigues — what do they have to do with America’s interests, or Canada’s?
You’d think the liberal-media establishment would like it that Trump is done with a war. Instead, they hate the fact that he’s declaring victory.
Trudeau abandoned the fight against ISIS while it was in the middle; while ISIS was still powerful. He quit and ran away — and the CBC loved him for it.
So what do they say about Trump bringing the troops home? TONIGHT I'll show you the story they ran on CBC’s failing flagship show, called The National (and tell you more about the expert they brought on to discuss it.)
Once upon a time there was a rationale for America to fight Arabia wars — to defend access to OPEC oil. But now America produces more oil than Saudi Arabia.
And Americans are tired of fighting and dying for countries that are ungrateful, and don’t have freedom and democracy in their national blood.
Time to bring the troops home. There’s a border in America to guard. Trump is failing at that.
But a U.S. military veteran — a triple amputee named Brian Kolfage — has set up a GoFundMe page to build the wall on the southern border.
And look at this: In just three days, he’s raised more than $4 million for the wall. He has a $1 billion goal. It’s insane.
Or is it? One billion dollars. That’s a fraction of a sliver of what America spends in places like Syria to protect — who? How about protecting America from its invaders?
That is a mission anyone can understand — and that we in Canada need, too.
NEXT: Our own Kurt Schlichter, himself a U.S. military veteran, is my guest to discuss Trump's decision. Was it wise?
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