In all the turmoil, poison, and irresponsibility of the past two years, the last 72 hours merit the term “historic.”
President Trump’s announcements about Syria and Afghanistan change something permanently. It’s possible, that in the ever-changing madness, neither withdrawal will actually happen. But it is the message that is the most potent: the casual disregard of history, ally, or duty. It says the Commander in Chief considers his own gut paramount, and the decades of sacrifice that got America to this point of lesser importance.