There are no words to express, at least in polite company, my feelings about sending troops into a combat role in Syria/Iraq. Especially after promising the public and the military specifically for more than a year that he would not do so.
So it’s only 200 men? Yes, and that is the precise number of Green Berets who were first sent into a combat role in Vietnam. That’s how it begins.
It seems obvious to me that every Islamic group in the area will make it their first priority to assure that one of those raids walks into an ambush and, no matter how good they are, there is no way that will not eventually happen. When it does…
Not to mention that we are back to "kicking in doors in the middle of the night." Needless to say, they will not always be the right doors, and we will make even more enemies in the process. Have we forgotten how much hatred we created doing that in Iraq & Afghanistan? Or do we just not care?
All because the posturing narcissistic jackass in the White House cannot stand to be upstaged by Russia's Vladimir Putin.