Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Top US general says Trump did not consult him on Syria announcement

Washington (CNN)The commander of US Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East, said Tuesday he "was not consulted" prior to President Donald Trump's December announcement that the US would withdraw its troops from Syria.
And despite Trump's claims thatISIS has been defeated, Votel said the fight against the terror group is "not over" and warned ISIS could regroup after US troops leave.
"I was not aware of the specific announcement. Certainly we are aware that he had expressed a desire and intent in the past to depart Iraq, depart Syria," Gen. Joseph Votel said during a Tuesday hearing held by the Senate Armed Services Committee.
"So you weren't consulted before that decision was announced?" Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, asked.
"We were not, I was not consulted," Votel responded.
In December, Trump tweeted, "We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency," later releasing a video where he said US troops are "all coming back, and they're coming back now."


1 comment:

george said...

Donald Trump--- is a clown, a joker and not to be trusted. His word is meaning less.He pretends to be Christian but in fact is a Zionist.
Check out his family religion. Americans never want a a Jew as their leader. Trump is a fake!