- Sep 2019
The fundamental issue here is being missed. A better president who recognized the potential conflict between Turkey and the Kurds would have acted in advance to find a solution that did not abandon the Kurds. Because Trump is myopic. unsophisticated and self-serving, he does not formulate effective foreign policy and has promoted "abandonment" as his chief strategy (consider the Iran deal, the Global Warminng agreement, the Intermediate range Nuclear Missile treaty, etc. etc). This was a preventable "crisis" if we had an adequate president.
All politicians are self serving, I don't care who, what, why, when or how, I do not want to spill american blood in muslim wars of choice. you do. If you have ever seen combat or the results of combat, you wouldn't be so gung ho.