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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 03:07 PM

Romney slams ceasefire deal, calls Trump's Syria move 'a bloodstain' in US history

Source: the hill.





By Jordain Carney - 10/17/19 03:41 PM EDT



Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) ripped the administration over the recently announced ceasefire in Syria, calling President Trump's decision to withdraw troops "a bloodstain in the annals of American history."

"The announcement today is being portrayed as a victory. It is far from a victory. Serious questions remain about how the decision was reached precipitously to withdraw from Syria and why that decision was reached," Romney said.
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Under the agreement Pence said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan agreed to halt Turkey’s offensive in Syria for 120 hours in order to allow Kurdish YPG forces to evacuate. The agreement will also maintain a “permanent ceasefire” once the evacuation is complete.

Romney added the administration needs to explain what the U.S. role will be moving forward. And the ceasefire, he argued, does not change that the United States "abandoned" the Kurds.

"Adding insult to dishonor, the administration speaks cavalierly, even flippantly, even as our ally has suffered death and casualty," Romney said. "We once abandoned a red line. Now we abandon an ally."

"The decision to abandon the Kurds violates one of our most sacred duties. It strikes at American honor. What we have done to the Kurds will stand as a bloodstain in the annals of American history," Romney continued................................



Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/466345-romney-slams-ceasefire-deal-calls-trumps-syria-move-a-bloodstain-in-us






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Reply Romney slams ceasefire deal, calls Trump's Syria move 'a bloodstain' in US history (Original post)
riversedge Oct 17 OP
Wellstone ruled Oct 17 #1
Mz Pip Oct 17 #4
Wellstone ruled Oct 17 #5
SergeStorms Oct 17 #2
Scarsdale Oct 17 #14
yaesu Oct 17 #3
OneCrazyDiamond Oct 17 #6
elleng Oct 17 #7
DallasNE Oct 17 #8
yellowcanine Oct 17 #10
yellowcanine Oct 17 #9
LiberalLovinLug Oct 17 #11
djacq Oct 17 #12
Scarsdale Oct 17 #13
Miguelito Loveless Oct 17 #15
real Cannabis calm Oct 18 #16
Initech Oct 18 #17

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 03:19 PM

1. So Mitt,what you going to do about it?

Just another bowl of Oatmeal.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 03:47 PM

4. He has plans

I read he’ll be holding fundraisers for Republican Senators in close races, like Susan Collins.

Yeah, he’s a real big help.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 03:49 PM

5. Heard that the other day.

He was going to do a mega Fund Raiser for all those mealy Mouths .

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 03:29 PM

2. Oh Mittens....

"Serious questions remain about how the decision was reached precipitously to withdraw from Syria and why that decision was reached".

Don't you know, Mittens? Trump consulted "His Gut", which is far smarter and more accurate than any General, any NSC member, any Senator or Congressman. "The Gut" is legendary. It precedes Trump wherever he goes, and it gets a first-gut look at things before his brain enters the room. Most times his brain never catches up to "The Gut".

I'm surprised Mittens didn't know this. I thought all republican Senators bowed down in the presence of "The Gut".

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 09:00 PM

14. tRump's gut has an alternate name.

In private it is called "Putin"

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 03:31 PM

3. Romney has nothing to fear from tRump as his seat is secure plus he may be positioning

for a 2020 run for president.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 03:55 PM

6. Scary when Mittens is inline with Pelosi n/t

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Response to OneCrazyDiamond (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:01 PM

7. 'Scary' to whom?

We should congratulate him.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:06 PM

8. Did Anyone Talk To The Kurds?

So, they were given 5 days to abandon their heavy weapons and retreat from a 20 mile zone in northern Syria. Where are they going to retreat to? That area is occupied by Syrian and Russian forces intent on killing them. This disaster is far from over. But, at least, this agreement saves Trump Towers, Istanbul, and isn't that the bottom line?

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:44 PM

10. No of course they did not and the Kurds have rejected the deal.

https://www.inquisitr.com/5697587/kurds-reject-cease-fire-syria-pence-no-safe-zone/

Within about an hour of the United States Vice President Mike Pence announcing a negotiated “cease fire” in Turkey’s attack on the Kurdish people living in northeastern Syria, the Kurds flatly rejected the deal. They said that the agreement meant they would be forced to abandon the territory that has served as home to the otherwise stateless people since 2012, when Syrian forces withdrew from the region. As The Inquisitr reported, foreign policy experts also quickly blasted the deal announced by Pence as a “surrender.”

Read more: https://www.inquisitr.com/5697587/kurds-reject-cease-fire-syria-pence-no-safe-zone/#ixzz62er86MF8

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:41 PM

9. Is Mittens making his move? Or at least positioning himself in case T-Rump goes down?

Sure sounds like it.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:58 PM

11. Ooooo he's taking his mittens off!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:53 PM

12. Flip Flop Romney is not to be trusted.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:58 PM

13. I wonder if he has signed

the "Loyalty Pledge to Trump" being circulated by Leningrad Lindsey? Sorry, I do not trust any repub. They say one thing, but mean another. They are all terrified of something, either Russian money they accepted or scandals tRump has proof of on them. True patriots put country first, and none of the gop seem to think that is necessary.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 11:15 PM

15. My, aren't we learning all sorts of evocative adjectives?

Some might mistake you for a real human, as opposed to the perfectly coifed, Armani-suited, pod-grown, cold-blooded religious reptile we know you to be.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 08:55 AM

16. K&R CNN did a related article w/ a different twist

Read more from CNN Morning Briefing with the related news article:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212596507

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 10:39 AM

17. Damn, never thought Mitt Romney would be the voice of reason in all this but...

Damn!

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