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Mission Accomplished?

Submitted by ub on Sat, 04/14/2018 - 12:19

Remember the last time we heard the fateful phrase? This is what the USA gets from a stable genius? These words echoed another Republican bright star President George W. Bush, who spoke with sailors aboard a ship in May 2003 beneath a banner, also reading “Mission Accomplished!” Those remarks came just six weeks after the USA-led invasion of Iraq, though the war dragged out for years afterward. Some warn Trump is trying to changes the narrative from the #TrumpRussia investigation.

This empty celebratory phrase implies the end of the conflict, though it remains unclear if a future military action in Syria will occur.

What’s next in Syria? Strikes on Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

Aren't questions still remaining about the response and policy options to push back on Russian influence in the region? Why does the prospect of a US withdrawal from the Middle East make some of America’s allies nervous about the opening it could create for Russia and Iran?

Trump declares 'mission accomplished' in Syria strike @CNNPolitics https://cnn.it/2qvI2ss

Trump: 'mission accomplished' on 'perfectly executed' Syria strike https://reut.rs/2HoFFSP

Syria Strikes: This Isn’t How You Punish a ‘Monster’ https://thebea.st/2Hpw9Ph?source=twitter&via=desktop

Attacking Syria: Thumbing Noses at Constitution and Law - https://goo.gl/T9RKJ7