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Sun Apr 15, 2018, 07:07 PM

Trump's French flip on Syria

French President Emmanuel Macron claimed in a television interview that France has convinced President Trump that it is "necessary" to remain in Syria "long-term," according to the AFP.

Why this matters: If Trump follows through on this alleged commitment to Macron, it would be one of the biggest and most abrupt foreign policy reversals in his presidency. Trump has demanded for months — over the objections of his national security team — that his administration withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.



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"Ten days ago, President Trump was saying the United States of America had a duty to disengage from Syria," said Macron, according to Agence France-Presse White House correspondent Jérôme Cartillier.


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"Ten days ago, President Trump was saying the United States of America had a duty to disengage from Syria," said Macron, according to Agence France-Presse White House correspondent Jérôme Cartillier.

"We convinced him it was necessary to stay. I assure you, we have convinced him that it is necessary to stay for the long-term."

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Are we now France’s poodle?

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Response to AmandaCMatthews (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 07:10 PM

1. It sure looks like it.

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Response to AmandaCMatthews (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 07:16 PM

2. First he was Putin's lackey, then he sent the missles into Syria. Now you say he is Macrons lackey?

And Lefty wonders why he has no credibility?

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Response to BigKahunna2.0 (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 08:35 AM

3. Trump will always be the lackey of the last person to speak with him.

 

Tell him you think he's smart, or that you like his hair, and he'll do whatever you wish.

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Response to NavyBrat (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 08:37 AM

4. Oh my. That's quite amusing.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 08:45 AM

5. I've often said the truth doesn't always have to hurt.

 

Sometimes it can be amusing instead.
I'm glad you liked it.

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Response to NavyBrat (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 08:50 AM

6. Do you genuinely believe what you wrote?

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Response to AmandaCMatthews (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 09:06 AM

7. So, now France decides our foreign policy?

Just who is going to pay for all those diners and luncheonettes to change their menus back from "Freedom Fries?" Who, I ask you? HMMMM?



Oh, well. At least, we can be absolutely certain that bombing Syria won't create another Al Qaeda in Iraq or a generation of Syrians looking to avenge themselves on the "Big Satan," or anything comparable. Right?


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Response to turquoise (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:15 AM

8. It depends. If Angela Merkel books a room at Trump Towers ...

 

it will then be Germany's turn.
Sauerbraten for everyone!

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Response to NavyBrat (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:24 AM

9. Now, I don't know which way to turn. I enjoy both French fries and sauerbraten,

assuming both have been well-made from scratch.

I'll never understand realpolitik, but it suddenly seems quite tasty.

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