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Do Americans Really Want Troops in Syria Indefinitely?

The Trump administration is spending tax dollars and risking American lives on an open-ended mission that hasn’t been defined or approved.
Source: Rodi Said / Reuters

The vote that Congress took before the United States invaded Iraq proved very important in American democracy. Barack Obama was able to beat Hillary Clinton in the 2008 primaries in large part because she had supported the Iraq War. And Donald Trump triumphed over the establishments of both the Republican and Democratic parties partly by pointing to their support for the catastrophe and exploiting the fact that he was never forced, as a reality-TV star, to go on record.

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