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    McConnell opposes removing US troops from Middle East, saying terrorists 'would love' it



    McConnell opposes removing US troops from Middle East, saying terrorists 'would love' it

    November 16, 2020

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell strongly opposed the Trump administration's plan to remove more troops from the Middle East in a Senate floor speech on Monday, hours after CNN and other organizations reported that the Pentagon had issued a notice to commanders to begin planning a drawdown in Afghanistan and Iraq by January 15.

    McConnell warned that the removal of troops would weaken the United States, strengthen its enemies and wipe out the Trump administration's victories in the Middle East over the past four years.

    "We're playing a limited -- limited -- but important role in defending American national security and American interests against terrorists who would like nothing more than for the most powerful force for good in the world to simply pick up our ball and go home," McConnell said. "They would love that."

    US military commanders are anticipating that President Donald Trump will give a formal order as soon as this week to further withdraw US troops, according to two US officials. There are approximately 4,500 US troops in Afghanistan and 3,000 troops in Iraq, but the Pentagon has issued a so-called warning order to prepare for reducing the number of troops to 2,500 in both countries.

    While the Pentagon appears ready to remove thousands of US troops from Afghanistan and Iraq, the administration's plan also suggests that Trump will fall short of fulfilling his core promise to withdraw all of them before he leaves office on January 20.

    Republicans in Congress made clear on Monday that they objected to removing more troops from Afghanistan.
    Texas Rep. Michael McCaul, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said "a residual force" must remain "for the foreseeable future," warning that a "premature" withdrawal would "jeopardize" US security interests and Afghanistan's peace negotiations.

    McConnell said that the consequences of a "premature" exit "would likely be even worse than President (Barack) Obama's withdrawal from Iraq back in 2011, which fueled the rise of ISIS and a new round of global terrorism." McConnell said it would be "reminiscent" to the "humiliating" end of the Vietnam War.

    The Senate Republican leader said that "abandoning our partners" would "embolden" the Taliban, be "welcome news" to Iran, and give al Qaeda a "big propaganda victory and a renewed safe haven for plotting attacks against America."
    "President Trump deserves major credit -- major credit -- for reducing US forces in Afghanistan to a sustainable level, scoring major victories against terrorists across the region and ensuring the Afghans themselves are at the front of the fight," McConnell said. "That same successful approach should continue until the conditions for long term defeat of ISIS and al Qaeda have been achieved."

    The Senate Majority Leader said that "a small minority in both parties seem to think it's in America's power to unilaterally resolve conflicts by simply walking away from them."

    "Of course, all wars must end," he said. "The question is now how they end, and whether the terms on which they end are favorable or unfavorable to the security and interests of the United States."
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/16/polit...ast/index.html

    What a REPULSIVE POS this Mitch Bitch is.

    A POSTER BOY For the Downfall of America

    Someone who is Directly Responsible for the Trillions of dollars stolen from Americans

    Shame that Rand couldn't see it (LOL he's not dumb, of course he knows exactly who Bitch is and just wants to be part of the club)



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    Mitch is a neocrazy. But he has been nice to President Trump. But with all due respect to the Senator let痴 bring them home safe and sound......NOW

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    Canada and America have been in the middle east for the past 20 years. Do they know that Taliban are gaining territories? and had been doing so for the past oh 20 years?

    "We're playing a limited -- limited -- but important role in defending American national security and American interests against terrorists who would like nothing more than for the most powerful force for good in the world to simply pick up our ball and go home," McConnell said. "They would love that."
    Americans on both sides have been asking for a complete withdrawal from the middle east and Afghanistan for years. I am sure the middle east will be probably peaceful if America just withdraws from Afghanistan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peace Piper View Post
    McConnell opposes removing US troops from Middle East, saying terrorists 'would love' it
    Here's my thought ... send McConnell
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voluntarist View Post
    Here's my thought ... send McConnell
    That's an idea everybody can get behind.
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    What is this Idiot smoking?
    The Terrrorists love us to be there because they want to kill us.
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    I thought they Loved the TOW systems we gave them. Thanks McCain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peace Piper View Post


    McConnell opposes removing US troops from Middle East, saying terrorists 'would love' it

    November 16, 2020

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell strongly opposed the Trump administration's plan to remove more troops from the Middle East in a Senate floor speech on Monday, hours after CNN and other organizations reported that the Pentagon had issued a notice to commanders to begin planning a drawdown in Afghanistan and Iraq by January 15.

    McConnell warned that the removal of troops would weaken the United States, strengthen its enemies and wipe out the Trump administration's victories in the Middle East over the past four years.

    "We're playing a limited -- limited -- but important role in defending American national security and American interests against terrorists who would like nothing more than for the most powerful force for good in the world to simply pick up our ball and go home," McConnell said. "They would love that."

    With all due respect to the Senate Majority Leader he is LYING:



    In 1996 , US warmongers, including War Criminal John Bolton, promised Netanyahu that they would help him create a Greater Israel by destroying Iraq, Syria and Iran.


    So I hope DJT brings them ALL home safely .

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    McConnell opposes removing US troops from Middle East, saying terrorists 'would love' it
    IOW: Mitch McConnell thinks American foreign policy should be dictated by terrorists.

    That is literally what is meant by what he said.

    What it also means is that he effectively endorses remaining in Afghanistan & elsewhere literally forever [1] - because there will NEVER be a time when these particular excuses for remaining there cannot be used as justifications for doing so.



    [1] If you thought John McCain's "100 years" remark was bad ...
    Last edited by Occam's Banana; 11-21-2020 at 09:46 PM.


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    Coming from the same neocon wanted another regime change and intervention to remove Assad in Syria.

    McConnell 'gravely concerned' about U.S. response to Syrian conflict
    McConnell introduces resolution opposing US withdrawal from Syria


    Washington (CNN)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republican senators introduced a resolution Tuesday in opposition to President Donald Trump's withdrawal from Syria, warning that his decision has benefited Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, ISIS, Russia and Iran.
    How has that benefited ISIS when Russia and the Syrian gov were the ones who were doing the actual fighting against ISIS? ISIS is no ally to Iran.
    This guy is a fruitcake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peace Piper View Post
    McConnell said that the consequences of a "premature" exit "would likely be even worse than President (Barack) Obama's withdrawal from Iraq back in 2011, which fueled the rise of ISIS and a new round of global terrorism." McConnell said it would be "reminiscent" to the "humiliating" end of the Vietnam War.
    This is a lie that needs to be crushed. ISIS wasn't the result of the Obama draw down in Iraq. It was the result of Obama's intervention in Syria.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmdrake View Post
    This is a lie that needs to be crushed. ISIS wasn't the result of the Obama draw down in Iraq. It was the result of Obama's intervention in Syria.
    Indeed.

    Unfortunately warmongers and the CIA represented to Obama that Saudi Arabia Sunnis were the "Syrian Opposition" and convinced Obama to arm and finance them. Later they became ISIS, AlNusrah and AlQaeda.


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