President Donald Trump has doubled down on his promise to withdraw U.S. troops from conflicts abroad, vowing to end the New World Order’s dominance in the Middle East.
Breitbart.com reports: The president reminded Americans that they were spending $50 billion a year in Afghanistan, but he noted that peace talks were on the table.
“It is now time to start coming home and, after many years, spending our money wisely,” Trump said. “Certain people must get smart!”
Trump noted approvingly that peace talks were underway in Afghanistan and that the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) was nearly eliminated in Syria.
“Syria was loaded with ISIS until I came along. We will soon have destroyed 100% of the Caliphate, but will be watching them closely,” he wrote.
Trump’s desire to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and Syria has been cooled by the National Security Establishment in his administration. Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, and H.R. McMaster, former National Security Council adviser, repeatedly warned Trump not to make a swift withdrawal from the Middle East.
The president also discussed in a New York Times interview his willingness to end the wars in the Middle East.
I INHERITED A TOTAL MESS IN SYRIA AND AFGHANISTAN, THE “ENDLESS WARS” OF UNLIMITED SPENDING AND DEATH. DURING MY CAMPAIGN I SAID, VERY STRONGLY, THAT THESE WARS MUST FINALLY END. WE SPEND $50 BILLION A YEAR IN AFGHANISTAN AND HAVE HIT THEM SO HARD THAT WE ARE NOW TALKING PEACE…
….AFTER 18 LONG YEARS. SYRIA WAS LOADED WITH ISIS UNTIL I CAME ALONG. WE WILL SOON HAVE DESTROYED 100% OF THE CALIPHATE, BUT WILL BE WATCHING THEM CLOSELY. IT IS NOW TIME TO START COMING HOME AND, AFTER MANY YEARS, SPENDING OUR MONEY WISELY. CERTAIN PEOPLE MUST GET SMART!