August 4, 2021

Dem. Rep. breaks ranks, endorses Trump’s Afghanistan troops withdrawal plan

Many have said that President Donald Trump could do something as amazing as announce a cure for cancer and Democrats would somehow find a way to impeach him for it, given that any bipartisan relationships between the White House and the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives are virtually non-existent.

According to the Washington Examiner, however, at least one top House Democrat agrees with the president on the key issue of drawing down troops in Afghanistan, with top-ranking House Democrat Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) recently breaking ranks and endorsing Trump’s plan to quickly return U.S. troops from the war-torn country.

Smith, who serves as the House Armed Services Committee Chairman, agreed with the White House’s ambitious plan to bring back all American troops from Afghanistan during a recent webinar hosted by the Center for a New American Security.

“You know, we’ve been there almost 20 years now. I think it’s pretty clear that our military is not going to solve that problem,” Smith said, while adding that there are still plenty of risks to consider in bringing the remaining 4,000 U.S. troops home who are currently stationed there.

One key risk that politicians on both sides of the aisle are keenly aware of is the possibility that Afghanistan reverts back to a terrorist haven after U.S. troops are fully removed from the area, but Smith insisted that with the use of various diplomatic tools, intel and partners in the region that the terror threat could be greatly mitigated.

Smith, not unexpectedly, took a shot at the Trump administration for claiming that the troop return would somehow happen before the end of 2020, adding that Congress or the Pentagon has yet to receive any official plans that would detail the pull-out.

“There’s no plan to get out by Christmas. There’s not. The White House hasn’t submitted one, the Pentagon doesn’t have one,” the chairman said.

Bolstering that claim was a recent report by the Military Times that top U.S. military leaders were “blindsided” by Trump’s recent assertion that all remaining troops would be coming home by Christmas, echoing claims that there were no plans for such a drastic action.

Having said that, military leaders and politicians alike should be well aware at this point that Trump is capable of moving mountains when he has his mind set on a given objective.

Giving troops hope that they’ll be home by Christmas is not something that Trump would say lightly and it shouldn’t be a surprise — whatsoever — if the White House soon announces a gloriously ambitious plan to do just that.

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keith m (@guest_1069057)
9 months ago

BRING OUR PEOPLE HOME

Darrel. S Davidson (@guest_1069109)
Reply to  keith m
9 months ago

Amen Brother

Terry Bell (@guest_1069149)
Reply to  keith m
9 months ago

GOOD IDEA !

Robin Andrews (@guest_1069217)
Reply to  keith m
9 months ago

Most definitely

Alan (@guest_1069059)
9 months ago

Trump knows when it’s time to pull out ..not some crazy Democrat.like trump needs to check with these commies.

Mark Smith (@guest_1069201)
Reply to  Alan
9 months ago

the people in the middle East have been fighting someone for 4000 years, and the only way to stop it is to Remove them ALL from the face of the earth, they DON’T know any other way of life.

Lise Archambault (@guest_1069066)
9 months ago

Bring them home ASAP

Robert W (@guest_1069074)
9 months ago

Stability must be in place before we can withdraw “all” of our troops!!

Theodore (@guest_1069093)
Reply to  Robert W
9 months ago

You are right. Stability is a key issue here. I have already voted and I’m proud to say that I voted for the right person mr. Donald j Trump how many out there have voted for POTUS?
But it sure would be nice to get our boys home.

madmemere (@guest_1069106)
Reply to  Theodore
9 months ago

Ditto and I would do it again!

Mark Smith (@guest_1069206)
Reply to  Theodore
9 months ago

I voted RED all the way down, if the RED team doesn’t win this country is going to be at war with the BLUE team losing big time

Cherub112361 (@guest_1069325)
Reply to  Theodore
9 months ago

I voted for President Trump as well, and in early voting. Praying he wins!

Theodore Perry (@guest_1069114)
Reply to  Robert W
9 months ago

So 20 more years is what you think…No stability in 20 years should be enough to say go home…

Marie (@guest_1069198)
Reply to  Theodore Perry
9 months ago

That is correct, let them fight their onw battles. It has ben too long!

Marie (@guest_1069197)
Reply to  Robert W
9 months ago

The stability will never happen. They don’t want it. They love to fight!

Mark Smith (@guest_1069204)
Reply to  Robert W
9 months ago

IT will NEVER be stable in the Middle East, it hever has been and Never will be.

Gerald S Ladd (@guest_1069079)
9 months ago

LOL…demonRATS. Always doom, and gloom!

KATHY KOELLISCH (@guest_1069084)
Reply to  Gerald S Ladd
9 months ago

VOTE MAXINE WATERA, PELOSI SHUMER OUT. WE HAD ENOUGH OF THERE GARBAGE.

Laura Barnes (@guest_1069158)
Reply to  KATHY KOELLISCH
9 months ago

Amen get them all out!!

Marie (@guest_1069200)
Reply to  KATHY KOELLISCH
9 months ago

Yes Kathy Koellisch, these DemocRATS are nothing but a bunch of corrupt, lying mental midgets!

Ganavar (@guest_1069123)
Reply to  Gerald S Ladd
9 months ago

…and mindless obstructionism.

Richard Van Horn Sr. (@guest_1069082)
9 months ago

Let the camel-jockeys fight their own battles for a change. BRING ‘EM HOME PRESIDENT TRUMP … because if you don’t, and by any slim chance Bimbo Biden should occupy the White House, our troops are stuck there for who knows how long. ?

Richard Van Horn Sr. (@guest_1069085)
9 months ago

Let the camel-jockeys fight their won battles for a change. We have been there way too long. AND, if by any Dumbocratic rigging of the election, bubblehead Biden should occupy the White House, who knows how long our troops will get stuck there ?

Theodore (@guest_1069113)
Reply to  Richard Van Horn Sr.
9 months ago

Yes! Did you also hear what New York is done?
They have stripped all of the families of those servicemen who died in our service of any kind of financial help and they’re giving it to the illegals.
What a shame oh, what a damn shame!

Ganavar (@guest_1069124)
Reply to  Theodore
9 months ago

That’s why they’re called “Demon Rats”.

Marie (@guest_1069203)
Reply to  Theodore
9 months ago

Theodore, where did you see that? I find that hard to believe. Their pensions cannot be taken away….

Carl Mac (@guest_1069086)
9 months ago

The lives of our military personnel should be at the highest priority in the white house and in the pentagon but it looks like that’s unfortunately NOT THE CASE if it were there would be some movement in that direction, but at the recent comments by pissed off former generals who hate president Trump calling him unqualified to be president and are backing a CRIMINAL biden running for president and his so called vice president harris is a well known hater of America is appalling to say the least. As the retired general took an oath to safeguard America from foreign and domestic terrorism are overlooking comments made by harris all because they HATE the man Trump they will gladly vote for this biden and harris to get back at Trump no matter what will happen should biden and harris win the election these generals all seem to be legends in their own minds or have a bad case of dementia like biden. To be on the safe side VOTE FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP AND PENCE TO SAVE AMERICA.

James Stanley (@guest_1069100)
9 months ago

I agree with the president 1000%

Cynthia Hendley (@guest_1069105)
9 months ago

I hope nancy pelosi is gone too if president Trump gets a second time the sAme with shiffty and shumer

STANISLAUS (@guest_1069119)
9 months ago

WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTIONS,AND THEN ASK TRUMP AGAIN ,AND I AM SURE HE WILL GIVE YOU AN ANSWER!

Tim Toroian (@guest_1069214)
9 months ago

Nancy is starting to sound and look like Stalin after Lenin has his stroke.

Robin Andrews (@guest_1069218)
9 months ago

Yes indeed

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