Secretary of Defense Mattis has resigned, he is leaving in February, presumably because Trump is withdrawing our 2000 advisors from Syria. I agree with Mattis that this precipitate withdrawal is a mistake, and Trump is being lambasted for it in the media. Here is where I get confused.
Following the Saudi murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the usual suspects in the mainstream media were in full cry to have us break our alliance with the Saudis. This of course would have benefited the Iranians, their catspaw ISIS, Turkey and Russia.
The same rogues’ gallery benefits by our withdrawal from Syria.
Now, I can understand why Mattis and I would be upset by the withdrawal, but I can’t understand why those calling for a breaking of the Saudi alliance are also upset by it. Unless, the simple truth is that for many of them if Trump is for something, at least in foreign policy, they are automatically against it.