I poised the question in a earlier post about Trump ‘s off the cuff remark that he wanted all the American troop’s* out of Syria ‘soon’….
‘Their boss just either is signalling a change in policy, or?….Does NOT know WTF he’s talking about….’
I think the answer is the second choice…
People may not understand this on going dance by senior Trump officals , but National Security people around Trump have had had to countlessly bring their boss back reality ….
The guy is just operating in a Alternate Universe…
President Donald Trump just made a big decision on Syria — that doesn’t really seem to change a whole lot, at least for now.
As the Washington Post reports, Trump told military leaders on Tuesday to prepare for a withdrawal from Syria, although he did not set an official return date. But per NBC News, Trump decided to allow the approximately 2,000 troops in Syria to stay there until ISIS is defeated, even though he was unhappy about it.
In a statement after the press reports, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders noted that “the military mission to eradicate ISIS in Syria is coming to a rapid end,” but did not mention concrete plans for an imminent withdrawal.
So, to be clear: Trump is fine with US troops remaining in Syria to vanquish the terrorist group. The question is whether Trump will want US troops to stay in Syria after ISIS’s defeat to help rebuild the country.
Right now, it doesn’t look that way. “I want to get out. I want to bring our troops back home,” Trump said during a White House press conference alongside Baltic leaders on Tuesday, capping a months-long effort to remove US troops from Syria.
But top military and diplomatic officials unanimously disagreed with Trump, a source familiar with the discussions told me. Trump contends US troops could come home because ISIS is essentially defeated; the officials say they need to remain in Syria to ensure ISIS loses and can’t reemerge….
Trump wasn’t happy when his ‘expert’s ‘ told him he couldn’t do what he wanted to do even if he is the boss….