The Donald is a revenge guy. His pulling troops out of Syria and out of Afghanistan seems to be seriously connected with Congress telling him that U.S. troops can’t be involved in the genocide in Yemen. Oh, and Homeland Security has to work without being paid starting tomorrow morning because Mr. Trump really wants his wall.
We could, at this point, ask whether we’re fighting any of these wars for actual things. For example, when the US military kills Isis members, why do more of them come out of the woodwork? Didn’t that movement start with only 20 suicidal members in 9/11/01? These members were mostly from Saudi Arabia and related countries, so we never actually went after the source.
Why do we keep making Afghanistan’s heroin cheaper and more plentiful? Is that a non-Congress way of subsidizing the war effort? What is the price of opiate addictions back home?
Are we actually building any democracy when we build up heroin kingpins into “leaders” in Afghanistan? We did exactly the same thing in Vietnam, and all of a sudden the South Vietnamese army simply ran away and collapsed. Come to think of it, the Iraqi army simply ran and collapsed too at one point, giving Isis some nice free tanks.
Syria is crazy because it has far more than two sides. It’s also in the middle of genocidal behavior. Genocidal behavior apparently is a risk that foreign powers run. Lots and lots of wars start out with moral limiting principles and end up on skid row, sort of like heroin users in their own way. They have a big race to the bottom.
Which brings us full circle back to the Donald and the Republicans, fighting each other with all of their might and the Devil with the operations of the US government.