Gutcheck: President Trump’s Middle East Policy Just Doesn’t Feel Right

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In this frame grab from video provided by Hawar News, ANHA, the Kurdish news agency, residents who are angry over the U.S. withdrawal from Syria hurl potatoes at American military vehicles in the town of Qamishli, northern Syria, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (ANHA via AP)

President Trump’s decision to remove American troops from Syria’s border with Turkey, essentially abandoning military support of Kurdish rebels who were instrumental in our fight against ISIS, gives me an uneasy feeling. Sure, I’m one of the many who oppose our involvement in endless wars, and I know Trump has been voicing that sentiment all along, but my gut tells me something’s not right about this.

My biggest concern with the president’s decision is not that he is strengthening Turkish leader …

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