Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, January 7, 2019

Syria: Trump Bangs a Uey

U.S. troops will not leave northeastern Syria until Islamic State militants are defeated and American-allied Kurdish fighters are protected, a top White House aide said Sunday, signaling a pause to a withdrawal abruptly announced last month and initially expected to be completed within weeks.

While U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said there is now no timetable, President Donald Trump reaffirmed his commitment to withdrawing U.S. troops, though the president said “we won’t be finally pulled out until ISIS is gone.”
That is a full reversal from Trump's declaration of twelve days ago that ISIS was defeated and that all American troops in Syria are coming home "now", a proclamation that Trump made after talking to his fellow autocrat, Turkish president Erdogan.

Of course, Trump's never going to admit that he reversed himself. But he sure as shit did.


dinthebeast said...

So now we have reached a point where John Bolton is the voice of reason.

-Doug in Oakland

Comrade Misfit said...

And isn’t that a hell of a note?

Jones, Jon Jones said...

More like my worst nightmare.


BadTux said...

Coo coo cachoo.

We are officially in upside down land.