Depending on who you ask, President Trump’s recent actions regarding Syria are either a fundamental and base betrayal of America’s national honor, or a step in the right direction for getting us out of foreign wars. Well, everyone else has their opinions on this mess, so why shouldn’t we?
Jason talks about the history of the U.S.’s involvement in the Middle East, the utter failure of proxy wars like the one in Syria, and how the situation America has found herself in is because of her failure to heed the Founders’ warnings. Aaron points out (once again) the dangers of high construal level thinking, and how such thinking is being exhibited on all sides of the political spectrum, from progressives to neocons to libertarians, who act as if there is a “clear” solution to this problem. They also discuss why “nation-building” is doomed from the start, the dangers of “I told you so” thinking, and frogs inflating their throats as a threat display.
Andrew McCarthy for The National Review on the oft-unmentioned complexities of the Syrian situation: https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/10/turkey-and-the-kurds-its-more-complicated-than-you-think/?fbclid=IwAR1T5NtJ6ArTlTLiZyPp0U5zJDPuNJnGbW7ecIwX1NEqDQDf6c-68d-Q6n0
Reuters reporting that U.S. Troops in Syria will simply be shifted to Iraq: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-usa/all-us-troops-withdrawing-from-syria-expected-to-go-to-western-iraq-pentagon-chief-idUSKBN1WZ01S?fbclid=IwAR0Co4S3nH7r38RwViAOHSHR9maVvlu9zb2Rn5aa7cPlVC0ibvhZrGrzhbI