Hillary Clinton has slammed President Trump’s decision to pull troops out of Syria, warning he is “putting our national security at grave risk.”
“Actions have consequences, and whether we’re in Syria or not, the people who want to harm us are there & at war. Isolationism is weakness. Empowering ISIS is dangerous. Playing into Russia & Iran’s hands is foolish. This President is putting our national security at grave risk,” Clinton Tweeted friday.
According to WikiLeaks emails, while serving as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton was determined to keep a U.S. presence in Syria in order to overthrow the Assad regime and spark war with Iran.
In the email, dated 11/30/2015, Hillary Clinton outlines to an undisclosed recipient how to deal with the “growing threat” of Iran’s nuclear program:
“The best way to help Israel deal with Iran’s growing nuclear capability is to help the people of Syria overthrow the regime of Bashar Assad.”
Washingtontimes.com reports: The criticism comes one day after Mr. Trump declared that ISIS, or the Islamic State terror group, had been defeatedin Syria and that he would begin to scale down military involvement in the country — a move that has been criticized by Democrats and some Republicans, including the president’s close ally Sen. Lindsey Graham, who called it “a stain on the honor of the United States.”
“So hard to believe that Lindsey Graham would be against saving soldier lives & billions of $$,” the president tweeted in response. “Why are we fighting for our enemy, Syria, by staying & killing ISIS for them, Russia, Iran & other locals? Time to focus on our Country & bring our youth back home where they belong!”
Less than an hour after Mrs. Clinton’s tweet, President Trump declared that he’s “done more damage to ISIS than all recent presidents.”
The White House said Wednesday that the administration had started “returning United States troops home as we transition to the next phase of this campaign.”
“The United States and our allies stand ready to re-engage at all levels to defend American interests whenever necessary, and we will continue to work together to deny radical Islamist terrorists territory, funding, support, and any means of infiltrating our borders,” the White House statement said.