November 19, 2019

A Better Option for the Kurds

“Kurds have been staunch allies in America’s struggle against ISIS. Without them, America would have paid a far steeper price in blood and treasure to defeat the brutal outfit. That’s why President Trump’s move to pull U.S. troops out of northeastern Syria and let Turkey move in and slaughter the Kurds there is being greeted with widespread revulsion.

Trump has cut a deal with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he will hand over control of this region to Turkey so long as Turkey relieves America of the responsibility of taking care of captured ISIS soldiers and their families. However, Trump is trying to reassure everyone that he will “destroy” and “obliterate” Turkey’s economy if it treats the Kurds “inhumanely.”

His threats would be more believable if he himself treated the Kurds humanely by opening America’s doors to more of them. Instead he’s been cold-bloodedly deporting those already in the United Sates.

That Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would condemn Trump’s Syria decision was a foregone conclusion. But what is interesting is that with the exception of Kentucky’s Sen. Rand Paul, even Trump’s staunch Republican loyalists are voicing their disgust.”

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