Trump’s pull-out of troops from Syria is meant to distract us

The president ought to understand that his title — commander in chief — does not confer any military experience. While he clearly believes his judgment superior to those around him on any topic, he has not served in the military, and as far as I am aware has never been a student of history, military or otherwise.

His background in fraudulent business practices certainly does not make him an expert in foreign policy or military strategy, and awareness of this would make any sane person consult the experienced advisers that might be available to him. This said, I have to think that our president has totally lost his marbles, or his recent edict on Syria is not about beating ISIS, or any national benefit, but about distracting the eyes of the country from his mounting legal problems.

Anthony Smith


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