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Mattis Joins with Trump, Signs Executive Order To Do This

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In one of his final acts in office, Defense Secretary James Mattis signed the order to pull U.S. troops out of Syria.

Mattis, who will be leaving office Jan. 1, signed the order himself, CNN reported. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull all 2,600 U.S. troops from Syria was the catalyst for Mattis to tender his resignation last week.

The order sets in motion the full timetable describing which units leave when. It is expected that the process will begin next month and take several weeks.

Trump indicated in a Sunday tweet that he expected Turkish troops to fill the void left by Americans.

“I just had a long and productive call with President @RT_Erdogan of Turkey. We discussed ISIS, our mutual involvement in Syria, & the slow & highly coordinated pullout of U.S. troops from the area. After many years they are coming home. We also discussed heavily expanded Trade,” Trump tweeted Sunday.

Trump followed that up with a tweet Monday.

“President @RT_Erdogan of Turkey has very strongly informed me that he will eradicate whatever is left of ISIS in Syria … and he is a man who can do it plus, Turkey is right ‘next door.’ Our troops are coming home!” Trump tweeted.

Turkish troops have already begun massing in at least one part of Syria that has been held by U.S. troops, ABC reported.

Although Trump’s sudden announcement of the pullout drew significant criticism, Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky on Sunday said Trump has chosen the right policy.

Trump tweeted some of Paul’s comments.

“This is exactly what he promised and I think the people agree with him. We’ve been at war too long and in too many places … spent several trillion dollars on these wars everywhere. He’s different … that’s why he got elected,” Paul said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Paul also suggested that pulling troops of Afghanistan makes sense because the U.S. cannot achieve victory there.

“We’ve been there 17 years. We think now we’re going to take one more village and we’ll get a better-negotiated deal?” Paul said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“The North Vietnamese and Vietcong waited us out and the Taliban are going to wait us out. They know we will eventually leave and leave we must,” Paul said.

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13 Comments
  • Elizabeth says:

    Although this is what many on the right and left have been saying they want for a long time, they won’t admit it now, because they don’t want to cut the President any slack at all.

    • Fran says:

      Thats right, Elizabeth….he is working so hard to make our country great again, and he just keeps all this crap dumped on him…

  • Michigan Man says:

    You will not hear the liberal MSM people discuss this, because it would be a victory for Trump.

  • Bonnie says:

    Good for President Trump and Rand Paul. Nothing worthwhile accomplished in 15 years, but a huge waste of time, men and money. Let other nations take responsibility for themselves, and our government take responsibility representing us by spending our taxes & borrowed money (several trillion) here to take care our problems like building the wall for our national security like our federal government is supposed to do.

  • Susan Meyer says:

    Donald Trump and Gen. Mattis just did one of the greatest things besides trying to get a wall built to keep out people who want to kill us. Not all illegal immigrants are killers or even bad people, but we need to on top of the screening process. Great job President Trump. Not many men would have the fortitude to do what you are doing. Wake up Liberals. Trump loves this country and you should also. If you don’t, then you need to move to Syria, Iraq or other such country. They will treat you like you don’t think they will.

  • chris says:

    Syria will become the next Nth Cyprus, can NEVER trust a muslim, especially that POS Erdogan!!!!

  • Greg M says:

    What a lot of people don’t understand is that the 🇺🇸 can’t be the world police in every single corner of the world…we station troops in many places for the benefit & protection of a foreign country who may not even be our ally…look at most of the European countries who claim to be our friend & ally, but yet they fight with us over fair trade practices, or they expect 🇺🇸 to pony up 90% of the money needed to fight ISIS, or they expect 🇺🇸 to supply the most troops & armament in war hot spots while they contribute little to nothing except smug remarks when Trump doesn’t kiss their ass & bend over just to get screwed by our “friends/allies”…when the 🇺🇸 is the chief contributor, the other countries slack off in their fair share of the responsibilities in keeping peace or fighting ISIS…maybe when our troops are removed, they will realize how good they had it when the biggest cost came from our pockets….our allies have gottyspoiled on our generosity, so now they can share in some of the burden on their dime…

    • Ilse Dujmovic says:

      Not only all that you say here but way too many people do not understand that our Troops were not in Syria on the front line. They were supportive groups. That is something that others can take over now. If they were really fighting we would need to send another 10,20 thousand to protect the 2200.
      And the Afghanis that our troops trained turned around and killed them as a thanks?

  • Sandy Miller says:

    Good grief. Trump has been saying this was on his agenda from before he was elected and now the leftist wack jobs and the stupid RINO’s act like he suddenly got a whim and decided to do it. If Obama would have said it they would have all been on their knees bowing to him.

  • ROSE says:

    I AM VERY PROUD OF PRESIDENT TRUMP;BUT I CAN NOT UNDERSTAND WHY MOST PEOPLE JUST WILL NOT LEAVE HIM ALONE AND START HELPING. PRESIDENT TRUMP,IS A BUSINESS MAN,KNOWS MORE ABOUT HANDLING OTHER PEOPLE THAN BUNCH OF LOSERS WILL EVER KNOW.GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP AND OUR COUNTRY,ALSO PRAY THAT GOD OPENS UP THESE LOSERS EYE SO THEY CAN SEE ALL THE GOOD THAT HAS BEEN DONE SINCE THE DAY HE WALKED THE WHITE HOUSE.

  • CrustyOldGeezer says:

    Just a minor, teensy little detail.

    CARTER GAVE US the ‘middle east’ when he AIDED IN THE OVERTHROW OF THE SHAH OF IRAN!

    Egypt and Libya were ‘more pro western’ than any other leanings.

    PRESIDENT REAGAN tuned up and tuned in Qadaffi and Egypt was friendly to the West.

    hussein challenged the first bush to see if he had balls.

    They both lost on that bet.

    Clintoon was a cartoon character as far as Military skills.

    Baby bush SHOULD have performed better, but he relied on daddy AT the Nations expense.

    the bamster EXPLODED THE REGION, with deliberate and hate filled revenge against America.

    Keep in mind, the DEMOCRATS and the RINOs have been behind the destruction of Americas Might from the beginning.

    They NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE for their actions, and LACK OF PRO-AMERICAN ACTIONS!

    • janznice says:

      Correct DemonRats and the stupid people who vote for them are the largest problem in America
      They want to destroy Freedom and decency

  • anica brindusescu says:

    Than you General Mattis ,for standing up for our country and for the service you served almost all your life .May God give you PEACE in your retirement and enjoyment you deserve .ONE GREAT MAN I didn’t want to leave this administration it was you .As a fellow American with great respect for military and YOU n particular I believe ,you are irreplaceable sir .
    Rand Paul yo are a true American unlike other flipflops in GOP, than you for taking the stand with President, you gained a lot of respect from us millions .Lindsey you are an opportunist .

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