Following today’s announcement of a cease-fire (pause) in Syria, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) called President Trump’s decision to withdraw troops “a bloodstain in the annals of American history.”
“The announcement today is being portrayed as a victory. It is far from a victory. Serious questions remain about how the decision was reached precipitously to withdraw from Syria and why that decision was reached,” Romney said.
Romney added the administration needs to explain what the U.S. role will be moving forward. And the cease-fire, he argued, does not change that the United States “abandoned” the Kurds.
“Adding insult to dishonor, the administration speaks cavalierly, even flippantly, even as our ally has suffered death and casualty,” Romney said. “We once abandoned a red line. Now we abandon an ally.”
“The decision to abandon the Kurds violates one of our most sacred duties. It strikes at American honor. What we have done to the Kurds will stand as a bloodstain in the annals of American history,” Romney continued.
Wednesday: As Trump loses his grip on Middle East policy, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lectures Donald Trump during a Wednesday meeting on the crisis on the Turkey-Syria border.
Calling Trump’s behavior during the meeting as a “meltdown,” she later pointed out that with Trump “all roads seem to lead to Putin”. Her insight comes as Kurdish fighters Trump abandoned strike an alliance with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is backed by Russia and Iran,
In the meantime, the House passed a bipartisan resolution 354-60 condemning Trump for Syria withdraw.