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Corker, Graham slam Trump over decision to pull troops from Syria

Two top Republican senators on Wednesday blasted President Trump's decision to withdraw all American troops from Syria, both comparing it with former President Barack Obama's decision to withdraw all US troops from Iraq in 2011. Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Bob Corker , R-Tenn., Told reporters that a planned White House meeting to discuss Syria was interrupted after arriving at the executive mansion in the afternoon. "New story has been made with the kind of results that happen when you just fall down wake up one day and decide to do something," says Corker. "I've never seen such a decision since I've been here &#821 1; 12 years "There is nothing communicated in advance and suddenly this kind of massive decision takes place." Corker, who will leave the Senate next month, added that "in many ways," Trump's decision was worse than Obama because "here we are in one situation where we are very close to the Eurfrates River Valley to stop cleansing [ISIS]. "The 44th President's withdrawal from Iraq is often flushed to create a vacuum that allowed ISIS to gain a foothold in the region. "It's obviously a political decision," added Corker. "But I'm sorry for the lives that will get lost very quickly and I'm sorry for all the people who sacrificed the way they have in something that won." [19659003] Sen. Lindsey Graham, RS.C., so m has been more focused on Trump administration than Corker, said that Trumps "Obama-like decision" would signal that the United States Middle…

Two top Republican senators on Wednesday blasted President Trump’s decision to withdraw all American troops from Syria, both comparing it with former President Barack Obama’s decision to withdraw all US troops from Iraq in 2011.

Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Bob Corker , R-Tenn., Told reporters that a planned White House meeting to discuss Syria was interrupted after arriving at the executive mansion in the afternoon.

“New story has been made with the kind of results that happen when you just fall down wake up one day and decide to do something,” says Corker. “I’ve never seen such a decision since I’ve been here &#821

1; 12 years “There is nothing communicated in advance and suddenly this kind of massive decision takes place.”

Corker, who will leave the Senate next month, added that “in many ways,” Trump’s decision was worse than Obama because “here we are in one situation where we are very close to the Eurfrates River Valley to stop cleansing [ISIS]. “The 44th President’s withdrawal from Iraq is often flushed to create a vacuum that allowed ISIS to gain a foothold in the region.

“It’s obviously a political decision,” added Corker. “But I’m sorry for the lives that will get lost very quickly and I’m sorry for all the people who sacrificed the way they have in something that won.” [19659003] Sen. Lindsey Graham, RS.C., so m has been more focused on Trump administration than Corker, said that Trumps “Obama-like decision” would signal that the United States Middle East Allies can not trust Washington.

“My theory is that by dragging 2,200 in northeastern Syria, it will increase ISIS’s ability to come back,” he told Fox News. “But even more than the Kurds in Syria, who emerged when nobody else would help us fight ISIS, fought courageously and died in large numbers, they will feel abandoned.”

“This is an Obama-like decision. I hope I’m wrong. But I do not think I’m and I have no understanding of why we do this,” added Graham. “To me it’s an illusory idea. The disadvantage is really good, and the face is quite small.”

U.S. Officials told Fox News that the United States was considering dragging all 2,000 US troops on the land in Syria. Trump seemed to refer to the decision on a morning tweet when he said: “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason to be there during the trump presidency.”

Graham echoed Corker by complaining that the decision came “from the left”, the Congress had not been formally informed and that it would make it harder to get support from Allies in the region in the future: “Good luck to get someone to help you to fight this war in the future. “

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While Graham has emerged as an important Trump Allied on Capitol Hill – especially Under the Confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh – Earlier this month, Graham warned Trump that Saudi Arabia’s prince Mohammed bin Salman would get a “passport” at the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi, saying it would make him look “weak”. [19659003] On Wednesday, Marco Rubio, R-Fla, later criticized the Syria plan, calling it a “big mistake” that would lead to increased activity from Iran, which could in turn lead to a new conflict between Israel and Hezbollah.

“And our opponents will use this as evidence that America is an unreliable partner. Today’s decision will lead to grave consequences in the months and years ahead,” he said.

Then. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., Called it a “weak decision”.

“Eight days ago, the administration called a hypothetical withdrawal” reckless. “Today, we leave,” he said in a statement. “The president’s generals have no idea where this weak decision came from. They believe that the high-grade winners today are Iran, ISIS and Hezbollah. The losers are Israel, humanitarian victims and American intelligence gathering.” Slaughtered if this retreat is carried out. “

Not All Senate republicans approved the decision. Sen Rand Paul, R-Ky., Said on the senate’s floor that he was “proud of the president.”

“Most of the voices here are everywhere forever and they think it does not work unless you go somewhere and stay forever,” said Paul. “The president has the courage to say,” We won in Syria, and we’re coming home. “The first president of my lifetime really did.”

In the past, the White House returned to the assertion that this could mean the end of the campaign in Syria and say that the United States would move to the next phase of this campaign. “

” The United States and our allies are ready to reintegrate at all levels to defend US interests when needed and we will continue to work to deny the territory of radical Islamic terrorists, funding, support and all kinds of infiltration of our boundaries, “said press secretary Sarah Sanders in a statement.

The United States first deployed troops to the country in 2015 during the Obama administration as part of a partnership with Kurdish led forces against ISIS.

At the end of March, Trump said that US forces would leave Syria “very soon.”

“We’re killing the hell out of ISIS,” he said. “We’re coming out of Syria, just like soon. Let the other people take care of it now. “Very soon.” We’re coming soon. “

But defense secretary James Mattis and security adviser John Bolton then convinced the president to keep US troops on the ground in Syria, not just to continue the ISIS struggle, without keeping an eye on Iranian-backed forces in Syria.

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“We will not leave for so long As Iranian troops are outside Iranian borders, it includes Iranian proxies and militias, “said Bolton in September, according to the Associated Press.

Pentagon officials have been detained at the latest White House proposal, several officials told Fox News. than a week after Trump spoke to Turkish President Recep Erdoğan.

Turkey has long regarded United States-backed ground force fighting ISIS in Syria to be a terror orist group because of their links with a separatist group in Turkey that has died thousands in recent decades.

Fox News Lucas Tomlinson, Caroline McKee, Chad Pergram, John Roberts and The Associated Press have contributed to this report.

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