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False Comparisons of Troop Withdrawals
« on: January 08, 2019, 08:08:40 AM »

False Comparisons of Troop Withdrawals
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By Lawrence J. Korb
January 08, 2019

Policy makers and analysts from across the political spectrum have criticized President Trump’s ill-informed and precipitous decision to remove all American troops from Syria by comparing it to President Obama’s decision to order a pullout from Iraq in 2011.   Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) recently argued that the Syrian withdrawal would be a huge Obama-like mistake, while the editorial board of The Washington Post, which was a cheerleader for the Iraqi invasion, equated Trump’s withdrawal to Obama’s premature withdrawal from Iraq.  And Victoria Nuland, a former Assistant Secretary of State under Obama, argued that Trump is falling into the same trap as Obama when he withdrew all U.S. forces from Iraq in 2011 as conservative writer David French likened Trump’s decision to Obama’s 2011 withdrawal from Iraq.

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2019/01/08/false_comparisons_of_troop_withdrawals_114086.html
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