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    More clusterf**king about.

    Quote Originally Posted by owedtojoy View Post
    Pompeo in Cairo ... short version.

    You will be surprised to learn that the invasion of Iraq was not the cause of Middle East chaos ... no, the cause is Barack Obama. Obama's policy was not his strongest suit, but Bush did not exactly deal him a cracking good hand!



    You will also be surprised to find that Pompey boasts "The USA under President Trump has re-asserted its traditional role, as a force for good in this region".

    Colour me dubious but is he not talking about a return to Bush and neo-conservatism? Exactly the opposite of what his fanboys were saying above.

    Is this for real, or more Trumpian incoherence?
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    Quote Originally Posted by owedtojoy View Post
    I could not give a rat's ass if Trump fires his neo-conservative side-kick or not.

    To me, it just shows this Presidency up as a third term for Dick Cheney, anyway.

    The Syria "withdrawal" is a clusterf**k - do you not think so?
    No I do not think so , only time will tell.

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    Bolton getting a minder?

    "A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one." - Aristotle

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    And they’re leaving again:

    U.S. military announces start of Syria withdrawal - The Washington Post

    Publicly lecturing Erdogan with Netanyahu by his side was never going to pass unanswered. With their ridiculously abrasive style, Bolton and Pompeo look set to accentuate the Trump effect among America’s allies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    Bolton getting a minder?

    There is a rumour Bolton has been ejected from Trump's inner circle, and it is only a matter of time until he is replaced.

    What is the half-life of appointments to Trump's inner circle? It seems to get smaller all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ardillaun View Post
    And they’re leaving again:

    U.S. military announces start of Syria withdrawal - The Washington Post

    Publicly lecturing Erdogan with Netanyahu by his side was never going to pass unanswered. With their ridiculously abrasive style, Bolton and Pompeo look set to accentuate the Trump effect among America’s allies.
    Al Jazeera do an overview of the failing policies of the last two American Presidents, as well as the current one.

    Pompeo chastised Obama for disengaging in Iraq, arguing that "when America retreats, chaos follows". Yet this is exactly what is currently unfolding in Syria, following Trump's hasty decision to pull out US troops from the country's northeast region
    The most risible bit is the suggestion that Pompeo was making the speech to Trump, as this is the only way to get him to listen to someone, instead of consulting his latest impulse.

    Bolton and Pompeo's job will be a hard one to do, as both have lost their credibility in the Middle East. Moving forward, no regional leader or policymaker will believe that they speak on Trump's behalf. What they were preaching about Syria for most of 2018 was momentously discredited by the president's recent remarks that the US has no business staying in Syria.

    The fact is that Trump has never been more isolated at home and abroad and a damage control speech in Cairo by his secretary of state is not enough to save the US president from himself.
    What three Cairo speeches tell us about US foreign policy | Middle East | Al Jazeera

    Also:

    Pompeos US Jingoism and Anti-Iran Warmongering Rejected by Mideast Public

    People in the region for the most part (outside of Saudi Arabia and the UAE) really dislike US policy. Zogby notes, “It is important to note that the United States only receives single digit favorable ratings in Iraq and Egypt.” That is, in both Egypt, where Pompeo spoke, and in Iraq, which he had just visited, over 90% of the population has an unfavorable view of the United States.
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    Quote Originally Posted by owedtojoy View Post
    There is a rumour Bolton has been ejected from Trump's inner circle, and it is only a matter of time until he is replaced.

    What is the half-life of appointments to Trump's inner circle? It seems to get smaller all the time.
    Like Icarus he got too close to the sun. This is like watching The Tudors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by owedtojoy View Post
    There is a rumour Bolton has been ejected from Trump's inner circle, and it is only a matter of time until he is replaced.

    What is the half-life of appointments to Trump's inner circle? It seems to get smaller all the time.
    Is there anybody more comically ill-suited by temperament for his job than Bolton?

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    "A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one." - Aristotle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ardillaun View Post
    Is there anybody more comically ill-suited by temperament for his job than Bolton?
    Comrade Trumpsky himself.

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