Withdrawal from Syria Is a Step toward Its Liberation

The mainstream media and beltway pundits have been in hysterics for a month about the Trump administration's pending withdrawal of some 2,000 U.S. soldiers from Syria.  It's not their usual hysterics about the need to accommodate our enemies, negotiate with its terrorists, and so forth.  This time, they're warning about being too good to our adversaries – in particular, that our exit from the country's sparsely populated northeast is a boon for Iran's Islamic Republic. Nonsense.  The deployment of U.S. ground forces in Syria three years ago was never intended to combat Iran's creeping takeover of the country.  Quite the contrary. Throughout the Middle East, as Martin Peretz explains in his latest column, Obama's war against ISIS was rendered so as to support his "main foreign policy ambition, the since-repudiated Iran nuclear agreement of 2015."  In Iraq, the U.S. military...(Read Full Article)