Skip to comments.Incoming GOP lawmaker pens op-ed knocking Trump over Syria withdrawal(Crenshaw)
Posted on 12/22/2018 3:53:47 PM PST by SMGFan
Incoming Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R) criticized President Trump's plan to remove troops from Syria in an op-ed detailing his own military service.
Crenshaw, a U.S. Navy SEAL veteran wounded during his service in Afghanistan who was elected to Congress for his first term last month, penned an op-ed for The Washington Post on Saturday explaining his opposition to Trump's plan.
The president announced this week that the U.S. would remove troops from Syria and news reports indicated that Trump was considering reductions in force levels in Afghanistan as well.
"In the end, I settle on one very simple reason: We go there so that they dont come here," Crenshaw wrote. "It really is that simple. We bring the fight to the enemy so that they dont bring it to us."
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he’s mine. I sent him a tweet saying: ‘it’s time for babies’n’borders my friend. We r runnin’ low.
With all due respect to the guy’s military service, he is fighting the last war. The enemy has long figured out our plan to “fight them over there.” The next stage of conflict is them sneaking across our open borders and messing up the homeland. Lets fix home security and be smarter about our overseas entanglements. Undercutting the president based on old thinking is not the way to victory.
Why can’t we ever show a united front to the opposition?
Sure, let's do it...Force our way into and build a couple Bagram Air Bases in each one of these 50 or so muzlim majority countries...At about 40.000 people per base...
I have no doubt this RINO to be opposes the WALL as well...
Bad impulse control.
We destroyed ISIS in Syria so why stay there..with Obama, he KNEW ISIS was taking shape but didnt care..he left anyway..Trump went in and dismantled ISIS, they have moved on, to Morocco, Yemen, etc..so what is the point of staying in Syria..because they are dysfunctional, guess what..the majority of the Middle East is dysfunctional, maybe we need to stay there forever..isnt that what Juan McCain once said
Hey Dan, seems like you oughta have your hands full learning how to be a good Congressman, no? Why don’t you focus on that while the President focus on figuring out our role in the Middle East.
What’s his plan? To stay there forever?
I could not care less what happens to Syria.
Arabs have always been ruled, and will be ruled again. Turks, Persians, or Russians, who knows or cares.
Not my circus. Not my monkeys.
I don’t care what Crenshaw says. The US should never be continuously at war. Congress never gave authority to be in Syria and yet all these yobs are moaning.
Guy's a dumb*ss. They can come here any time because we have an absolutely wide open, porous border. They aren't only here, some of them have lizard faces and were key obama cabinet muppet hands.
They already brought it to us because we keeping letting Mohammadans into this country instead of doing everything to keep them OUT. Otherwise we'll have to keep our armed forces in EVERY Mohammadan country until they cease to be Mohammadan. Not one drop of American blood should be spilled on these hellholes. If they attack us, we nuke them in return.
This Crenshaw sounds a little simple minded. That line is old and defunct. They are here as we speak.
Without agreeing or disagreeing with Crenshaw, I have never found military service itself to automatically give anyone a more important, more believable, more “correct” view on some national security policy. For example, the number of times I found John McCain was deadly wrong on our national security policy were too numerous to count.
That leaves the question as to why then the Washington Post desired to air Crenshaw’s article. They did it BECAUSE of the misguided public perception that if a “military person” says something on national security policy they are automatically more believable, and that is what the Washington Post is selling - “believe this guy, he’s former military”, and BECAUSE he disagrees with Trump.
Many oped articles would do a great public service if in fact they were anonymous, and all the public had was their own reasonsing of the article, knowing not who wrote it.
That is how the Federalist Papers were first produced - anonymously in public publications. The authors wanted their arguments understood without public preconceived ideas about them shading, pro or con, what they thought of the ideas the authors presented.
We all thank him for his service, but what he suggests means perpetual war and occupation. Dubya tried that and it didn’t work. We can’t change cultures by occupying them, especially ones so utterly alien to human rights and Judeo-Christian values. Until they can free themselves from the chains of Satanic Mohammadan bondage, chaos, warfare and evil will continue until God Almighty calls humanity home.
Why does our side keep writing Op eds for The Washington Post? I don’t understand it.
Russia & Syria have destroyed ISIS everywhere in Syria outside the US zone. They will destroy it in the US zone when we leave.
He had a chance. He couldn’t deliver.
How many promotions did he get under Obama?
Thankfully, he’s not mine.
He and Alexandria should make a great team.
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