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    Mattis quits. #nochaoshere


    He quits because of Trumpy's Syria decision, which obviously went against his (shocking!) and now there's a yuuuuge fear that he is going to withdraw from Afghanistan as well. #stablegenius

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Brewer View Post
    Leaving Syria abruptly was just dumb. Doubling down on an abrupt pull out of Afghanistan as well is incredibly dangerous. I suspect this means something big is coming. Distract and divert.
    Leaving Iraq abruptly was outright insane, so I guess this is an improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onejayhawk View Post
    Leaving Iraq abruptly was outright insane, so I guess this is an improvement.

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    I want to see Trump's tax returns, but supporting this Orwellian angle is creepy:

    "A 1924 law says the Treasury secretary "shall furnish" tax returns of any person for private review by the chairs of the House and Senate tax committees."

    [I imagine by 'private,' they mean the nanosecond between receipt of the documents and a media leak. if we go down this path, why wouldn't either party in power fish for 10,000 tax returns at once? these are powerful, wealthy people in both parties, so with any luck at all, a lot of fish get taken down. bonus points for doing it now, so that both parties will have a chair who can go fishing. I have a feeling there are plenty of big fish who are frantically texting, or will be soon.]
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    Quote Originally Posted by revo View Post
    Mattis quits. #nochaoshere


    He quits because of Trumpy's Syria decision, which obviously went against his (shocking!) and now there's a yuuuuge fear that he is going to withdraw from Afghanistan as well. #stablegenius
    After reading Mattis's pretty stunning resignation letter, it's clear that him quitting was about a rift much broader and deeper than just the Syria withdrawal. Look, I'm no neoconservative interventionist promoting the US as "the indispensable nation", but I am concerned about an unqualified, mercurial and tempermental president who appears to be no longer respecting the advice and counsel of the experienced and careful experts on his team and at his disposal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Fly View Post
    After reading Mattis's pretty stunning resignation letter, it's clear that him quitting was about a rift much broader and deeper than just the Syria withdrawal. Look, I'm no neoconservative interventionist promoting the US as "the indispensable nation", but I am concerned about an unqualified, mercurial and tempermental president who appears to be no longer respecting the advice and counsel of the experienced and careful experts on his team and at his disposal.
    Oh absolutely, but it was the straw that broke the camel's back. Have you read the Bob Woodward book? If not, you should. These guys, especially the generals, cannot stand the fact they're reporting to a know-nothing, draft dodging imbecile who thinks he knows more than them about the military.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Fly View Post
    After reading Mattis's pretty stunning resignation letter, it's clear that him quitting was about a rift much broader and deeper than just the Syria withdrawal. Look, I'm no neoconservative interventionist promoting the US as "the indispensable nation", but I am concerned about an unqualified, mercurial and tempermental president who appears to be no longer respecting the advice and counsel of the experienced and careful experts on his team and at his disposal.
    Our 2K troops were never going to make a difference in a war they had no authorization being a part of to begin with. I agree that Trump is not the man to be making these decisions but this is one of the few things he's done right IMO.
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    I'm no fan of "the wall," but let's face it - $5B is not even one tenth of one-tenth of a rounding error in the US budget.

    seems to me that Trump doesn't give a crap about the DACA issue, given his all over the place comments.

    couldn't the Ds work a deal where they solve DACA and give Trump his stupid piece of the wall? I think they could.

    I'm no fan of ransom, either, but if that's what it takes, assuming the Ds actually care about these families and aren't just using them as props......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judge Jude View Post
    I'm no fan of "the wall," but let's face it - $5B is not even one tenth of one-tenth of a rounding error in the US budget.

    seems to me that Trump doesn't give a crap about the DACA issue, given his all over the place comments.

    couldn't the Ds work a deal where they solve DACA and give Trump his stupid piece of the wall? I think they could.

    I'm no fan of ransom, either, but if that's what it takes......
    Not a chance. Why would the Democrats cave on an issue that most Americans agree with them on now when Trump is in his weakest position? They're going to sit back and watch the petulant man-child further implode by forcing a shut-down when he doesn't get what he wants.
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