Trump Says “We’re Coming Out!” Of Syria

On March 29, 2018, President Donald Trump announced the U.S is going to start pulling out of Syria.

“Let other people take care of it now. Very soon, very soon, we’re coming out,” Trump said. “We’re going to get back to our country, where we belong, where we want to be.”

By “other people,” Trump probably means Assad-backed Syrian forces, Russia, Turkey, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. Two days later, Trump froze $200 million from the State Department that were going to be used to fund recovery efforts in Syria. When he succeeds, this will make Trump the first president to pull us out of a war since Lyndon Baines Johnson with Vietnam.

If you still don’t understand why Trump got elected, it all boils down to two words — America first. We are sick of our elected officials taking orders from international banking cartels driving us deeper into poverty and debt. We’re fed up watching them outsource our manufacturing jobs to China, and hiring illegal immigrants to take our jobs here in America. Most of all, the American people aren’t going to allow our elected leaders drag us into armed conflicts we have nothing to do with halfway around the world. So far, Trump has mostly stuck to his anti-interventionism. And his recent statements reaffirm just that.

During his campaign in 2016, Donald Trump announced his plan to defeat ISIS.

“I will quickly and decisively bomb the hell out of ISIS, will rebuild our military and make it so strong no-one—and I mean no-one—will mess with us,” he said.

CBS news reports that on December 9, 2017, several high-ranking Iraqi army officials and the Iraqi prime minister announced that their state was now completely secured and ISIS had been defeated. Although Trump went bit overboard dropping the MOAB in Afghanistan, the Trump administration has made significant progress towards ending our perpetual war in the Middle East.

Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11 of the U.S. Constitution states that only Congress holds the power to declare war. The last time Congress issued a declaration of war was against Japan on December 8, 1941. So why are we fighting in Syria today? If Congress never declared war on Iraq, how did Bush send hundreds of thousands of American troops to invade it? Speaking to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee back in June, 2017, Sen. Rand Paul said it best: “The initiation of war is a congressional duty, it’s not the president’s at all…we have been illegally at war for a long time now, this is illegal war at this point.”

I have faith that Trump will follow through with his promise to pull American troops out of Syria once victory is declared. If Trump goes back on his word, a lot of Georgia State students who are in the Army Reserves could be deployed to fight in a country we shouldn’t be in to begin with. So call the White House at (202)-456-1111 and let Trump know that we, the American people, are serious — get us out of Syria.