Whoa! Lindsey Graham Grows A Pair and Opposes Trump’s Withdrawal of Syrian Troops

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In this roller coaster in Wonderland thrill-ride that we call American politics, 2019, here’s yet another unexpected and stomach-knotting plunge. Donald Trump has decided to withdraw troops in Syria. Already the reaction is fiercely negative, but guess who has joined that chorus? Can you believe — Lindsey Graham?

Graham is going to introduce a Senate resolution and oppose Trump. Oh, my ears and whiskers, I can barely parse this. This is almost not believable. Not at 6:30 a.m. on the West Coast, which is where I’m reading about this and writing this piece. The sun is barely up here, and Washington is plunged into chaos, once more and again. Is the old Lindsey Graham back? The side kick of the Maverick? Perhaps he is, but he’s taking heat for what he’s been saying and doing the past three years.

Military leaders are reacting against this ploy of Trump’s and they are not pleased, to put it mildly. Raw Story:

On Monday, retired Gen. Mark Hertling laid into President Donald Trump on CNN for his sudden order to pull the military out of Syria and transfer U.S. responsibilities to Turkey.

“This is devastating across the board in so many ways,” said Hertling. “It’s devastating for anyone who has an alliance with us in the past and looks to work for us in the future. It’s devastating for the military planners that are on the ground and the soldiers working with the Kurdish allies. It gives the NATO allies the opportunity to do some things that will significantly affect not only the Middle East but also the European footprint. I think it will certainly provide an impetus for the war against ISIS to be renewed in a much bigger way than it already was being renewed. So there are so many things you could talk about that are complicated by this action, this spur of the moment action, if you will, by the White House. It’s just incredibly jaw-dropping from my perspective.

It’s going to be a wild week.

 

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Wolf by Wolf
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Wolf by Wolf

Yeah, he says that now, but all Drumpf has to do is flatter the “liddle” MAGAt and Ms. Graham will be his groveling sycophant once again! ReThug hypocrites have no shame, they only care about money and power.

Alfred Higgins
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Alfred Higgins

Graham may have “grown a pair”, but they’re still microscopic and undescended, so they’re still invisible!

chris whitley
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chris whitley

When trump does these things we need to look 👀 at who will profit. First choice is Russia. They are interested in Syria and they would look the other way on Isis. Then I seen Turkey 🇹🇷 floated as they have trump buildings.

Mick owens
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Mick owens

Also takes the focus off the impeachment machinations

True Patriot
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True Patriot

Leningrad Lindsey, it’s too little too late! You received your Gold coins now go away, you’re hung.