Is Trump Sending More Troops to the Longest War Ever?
Donald Trump has said for years that we should get out of Afghanistan.
The campaign version of Donald Trump railed against our endless "stupid wars".
So why is the presidential version of Donald Trump about to send thousands of additional troops to expand the occupation of that war torn country?
Was Trump ever serious about non-interventionism?
Or was all that talk about one of his scams?
Last night Donald Trump addressed the nation live on television from Fort Myer, Virginia.
In that address he announced a new strategy for the War in Afghanistan, one that will include sending 4,000 additional troops to fight in what is now America's longest war by far.
This is a big about-face from Trump. If you go back through his Twitter feed, he's been calling for us to get out of Afghanistan and other wars for years.
"We have wasted an enormous amount of blood and treasure in Afghanistan. Their government has zero appreciation. Let's get out!" - Donald J. Trump, 21 Nov 2013
"Afghanistan is a total disaster. We don't know what we are doing. They are, in addition to everything else, robbing us blind." - Donald J. Trump, 12 Mar 2012
"When will we stop wasting our money on rebuilding Afghanistan? We must rebuild our country first." - Donald J. Trump, 7 Oct 2011
"A suicide bomber has just killed U.S. troops in Afghanistan. When will our leaders get tough and smart. We are being led to slaughter!" - Donald J. Trump, 21 Dec 2015
Has he already betrayed his campaign promise of "no more stupid wars"?
Have the generals hijacked his foreign policy, or was all his anti-interventionist talk just a big scam to begin with?