DEBATING TRUMP'S WITHDRAWAL FROM SYRIA: President Trump surprised observers Wednesday with his decision to pull all 2,000 U.S. troops out of Syria and declaration of victory over ISIS ... "We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump presidency," he said. U.S. officials said many details of the troop withdrawal had not yet been finalized, but they expect American forces to be out by mid-January.
Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., blasted the decision and compared it to former President Barack Obama's decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq in 2011. But Christian Whiton, a former senior adviser in the Donald Trump and George W. Bush administrations, believes Trump made the right move.
In an op-ed on FoxNews.com, Whiton writes the following: "President Trump’s order Wednesday to remove all 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria should be seen and celebrated for what it is: a great victory over the ISIS terrorist group and the fulfillment of his pledge not to do nation-building."
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