Ever since World War II, the United States has had a foreign policy where it supports its democratic allies and friends, and opposes its enemies. Yesterday, in a simplistic tweet, US President Donald Trump reversed this sound, longstanding American policy.
The critically important tweet read: “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.”
According to The Wall Street Journal, the evacuation orders have been given. As I write these words, some 2,200 US service men and women are packing up their bags to leave Syria within the next 24 hours.
This is perhaps the most ruinous idea for the region since Obama’s 2015 Iranian nuclear deal. Both ideas have emboldened, enriched and empowered Iran — the greatest regional threat not just to Israel, but to the United States, which is patently apparent in their regime’s hostile rhetoric.