One day after announcing he would be pulling troops out of Syria, Donald Trump took to Twitter to express his desire to withdraw our military presence from the Middle East.
The President tweeted this morning, “Does the USA want to be the Policeman of the Middle East, getting NOTHING but spending precious lives and trillions of dollars protecting others who, in almost all cases, do not appreciate what we are doing? Do we want to be there forever?”
As Liberty Hangout reported on this earlier today, we stated “17 years after the September 11th attacks, one can only hope Trump will soon withdraw troops from Afghanistan and Iraq for the same reason.” It appears that Trump may be giving us our wish after all.
According to the Wall Street Journal, “The Trump administration is actively considering plans for a significant drawdown of American troops in Afghanistan that could begin in as soon as several weeks, multiple officials said, in the start of the conclusion of the 17-year U.S. war effort.”
While more than 14,000 troops remain in the Middle Eastern nation, approximately 3,000 will be returning home to mark the beginning of the end of the nearly two-decade long conflict.
Barack Obama ran on ending George W. Bush’s wars in the Middle East in 2008, but failed to deliver. A decade later, President Trump is looking to end his third war within one calendar year. This will be a huge hallmark in Trump’s legacy, and play a key role in his re-election efforts in 2020.
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