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Trump – The New Antiwar Champion?

• by Reese Erlich

In response, Secretary of Defense James "Mad Dog" Mattis and special envoy to Syria Brett McGurk resigned. Conservative Republicans denounced Trump. The foreign policy establishment in general went bonkers, claiming Trump was endangering national security.

Some liberals and progressives were confused. They want to see a withdrawal of troops from unjust wars but were concerned with Trump's impetuous and unilateral methods.

So let's set the record straight. The US never should have invaded Syria, Iraq or Afghanistan in the first place. The US is not bringing democracy to the region. It wages wars of occupation to further Washington's rapacious economic and geopolitical designs.

Yes, Trump failed to consult with allies, ignored his closest advisors and left the Kurds in the lurch.

But have no illusions. Even if future President Bernie Sanders negotiated a phased troop withdrawal from the region, he would come under vicious attack by big business Democrats and Republicans.

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