— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) December 29, 2018
Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria defied the warnings of his senior advisers — including Bolton, Mattis and Pompeo — while blindsiding U.S. allies, from @missy_ryan and @jdawsey1 https://t.co/jPvqVYdf3Z
— Alan Sipress (@AlanSipress) December 20, 2018
more stuff since yesterday:
Vladimir Putin Welcomes U.S. Withdrawal From Syria https://t.co/HJwk43BYxj
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) December 20, 2018
Trump gave Putin a big Christmas present this year: Syria.
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) December 19, 2018
This giveaway to Russia must be evaluated in the context of the emerging evidence of Trump's quid pro quo with Putin. Trump & his team clearly asked for and got Russian business and election help. Did he & they signal policy concessions in exchange–& is this another example? https://t.co/nVr6lE7yyU
— Norm Eisen (@NormEisen) December 19, 2018
Trump abruptly announces withdrawal of troops from Syria against the advice of General Mattis and the Pentagon.
1. Why is Trump doing this?
2. Why is Trump doing this now against the advice of his own Generals?
3. Who does this benefit and who does this hurt?
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) December 20, 2018
So, Trump talked to Erdogan, and Netanyahu…
…but not the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Tell me more about how anthem kneeling disrespects the military. https://t.co/OxiujTvmwq
— Kevin Baron (@DefenseBaron) December 20, 2018
Putin applauded Trump's decision to begin pulling U.S. forces out of Syria https://t.co/TV1dsg2vDS
— POLITICO (@politico) December 20, 2018
It is not FAKE NEWS that Russia, Iran, and Assad are unhappy about our decision to withdraw from Syria.
They are ECSTATIC! https://t.co/7cZgEDBbdT
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) December 20, 2018
So much for Trump’s conceit that he is the most pro-Israel president ever. A U.S. withdrawal from Syria will entrench Iran on Israel’s doorstep. That damage vastly outweighs the empty symbolism of moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. My latest: https://t.co/0gdlRq5x7S
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) December 19, 2018
It's almost as if abandoning allies has consequences https://t.co/cxYdqmvKd1
— Dan Byman (@dbyman) December 20, 2018