Trump's national security adviser, General H.R. McMaster, has been quietly pressing his colleagues to question the underlying assumptions of a draft war plan against the Islamic State that would maintain only a light U.S. ground troop presence in Syria. McMaster's critics inside the administration say he wants to send tens of thousands of ground troops to the Euphrates River Valley. His supporters insist he is only trying to facilitate a better interagency process to develop Trump's new strategy to defeat the self-described caliphate that controls territory in Iraq and Syria.Depending on which source you listen to, the Trump plan would be to beef up specops forces, send in 10,000 ground troops, or maybe 50,000.
Sending ground troops into an ongoing war in the Middle East. What a terrific idea!
We need to get some of those deep thinkers on IEPs, for they seem to be kind of stuck on stupid. The Trump Administration is shaping up to be as inept as the Bush Administration, only with an added dash of racism.
When our president has to receive a ten minute history lecture on North Korea from the premier of China before he can comprehend that things aren't so simple, well, we know who is simple, all right: President* Trump.