Trump: Syria Is ‘Sand and Death,’ We’re Getting Out
In comments surrounding a cabinet meeting Wednesday, President Trump reiterated his stance on withdrawing from Syria, saying the country was lost a long time ago, and the US is getting out. He added that Syria doesn’t have “vast wealth,” only “sand and death.”
Trump went on to say that he has not set any official timetable for the US withdrawal, and that the times being talked about elsewhere didn’t come from him. This started weeks ago with talk of a 30 day draw-down, and has since been in the four month range.
CNN claimed that the four month figure came from the Pentagon, with an unnamed official saying it was the military “trying to please the President and not get everyone killed.” He added that the Pentagon should keep troops in Syria even longer.
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