Sunday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” and defended President Donald J. Trump’s decision to remove U.S. troops from Syria.
“I’m very proud of the president. This is exactly what he promised,” Paul said. “And I think the people agree with him actually. I think people believe we’ve been at war too long in too many places, and we do need to turn attention to problems we have at home here: roads, bridges, schools.”
Trump campaigned on ending the pointless and everlasting military conflict in the Middle East, a stance with which most of his base agreed. After all, it is not the pro-war D.C. commentariat that is actually fights these wars. By and large, it is the ordinary Americans who voted for Trump.
“We’ve spent several trillion dollars on these wars everywhere, and I think the president promised he’d be different, and it’s really one of the reasons he won,” Paul said. “Because he actually attracts independents who aren’t beholden to either party who say, you know what? Why don’t we turn attention back to America?”
Jake Tapper, who hosted the CNN show Sunday morning, lambasted Trump for allegedly ignoring the advice of his former Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis, who resigned over differences of opinion in foreign policy. Tapper, however, failed to mention that Mattis’ stance on war in Syria was the same as Trump’s as early as 2013, when the Marine Corps General railed against a war in Syria.
“We all want to do something to stop this but…we have no moral obligation to do the impossible and hawk our children’s future just because we have the desire to do something,” Mattis said at the time. “When you go to war, it cant be a half step.”
"I’m very proud of the President. This is exactly what he promised … I think people believe that we’ve been at war too long and too many places and that we do need to turn attention to problems we have at home,” Sen. @RandPaul says of Trump’s decision to pull troops from Syria. pic.twitter.com/oDrFrCzzf8
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) December 23, 2018
YUGE: DHS Creating Statue Defense Task Force to Defend National Heritage Against Leftist Thuggery
Finally getting serious?
The Department of Homeland Security has created a law enforcement task force to prevent the destruction and vandalism of statues and monuments commemorating the heritage and history of the United States. The task force was announced in a statement from Acting Secretary Chad Wolf on Wednesday.
“DHS is answering the President’s call to use our law enforcement personnel across the country to protect our historic landmarks,” said Wolf. “We won’t stand idly by while violent anarchists and rioters seek not only to vandalize and destroy the symbols of our nation, but to disrupt law and order and sow chaos in our communities.”
A lackadaisical federal response to the rounds of statue destruction and cultural vandalism has enabled left-wing rioters to destroy statues with impunity. Only recently did federal authorities begin to signal that they intent to start seriously punishing criminal suspects who destroy images of Presidents and great American men.
The Department of Justice announced late last week that four men suspected in a failed vandalism attempt targeting the statue of former President Andrew Jackson in Washington DC’s Lafayette Square have been indicted on federal charges of destruction of federal property.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order late last month mandating that federal prosecutors assign stricter penalties to left-wing cultural criminals seeking to destroy statues and images commemorating the national heritage of the United States.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 27, 2020
It’s likely that when the punks of ANTIFA realize that they’ll stand to spend years in federal prison for criminal acts of vandalism targeting American heritage, they’ll back down into the cracks of society from whence they came.
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