LOL! Trump thinks there’s only 200 troops in Syria. What an IDIOT!
Liz Sly’s Twitter bio reads: “Washington Post Beirut bureau chief covering Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and beyond.”
And she thinks it’s absolutely hilarious that unelected deep state officials are lying to the elected commander in chief in order to ensure more US soldiers die in a pointless war in a God-forsaken desert on the other side of the world.
Four years after signing the now-infamous “Never Trump” letter condemning then-presidential candidate Donald Trump as a danger to America, retiring diplomat Jim Jeffrey is recommending that the incoming Biden administration stick with Trump’s foreign policy in the Middle East.
But even as he praises the president’s support of what he describes as a successful “realpolitik” approach to the region, he acknowledges that his teamroutinely misled senior leaders about troop levels in Syria.
“We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had there,” Jeffrey said in an interview. The actual number of troops in northeast Syria is “a lot more than” the roughly two hundred troops Trump initially agreed to leave there in 2019.
This comes off as extremely disturbing. It’s like he’s saying, “Trump thinks we only have 200 troops in Syria, but don’t you worry: there’s a lot more there.” If that’s supposed to be reassuring, it certainly is not meant to reassure average Americans.
Trump’s abruptly-announced withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria remains perhaps the single-most controversial foreign policy move during his first years in office, and for Jeffrey, “the most controversial thing in my fifty years in government.”
“Controversial”? Only in the Beltway. Most regular Americans emphatically support it.
And “the most controversial thing” in 50 years? More controversial than the Iraq War? More controversial than the overthrow of Gaddafi in Libya? What the hell is this guy talking about?
This is sickening. But it’s how our ruling class rolls. There’s a complete disconnect between them and the American people, who by and large have no appetite for endless wars in the Middle East. And so-called “journalists,” who cackle with delight at the thought of more 19-year-old plebes dying in these pointless wars.
The American people don’t want it.
But the American people have been overruled.