Liberal Kirsten Gillibrand and Conservative Rand Paul Agree: Get U.S. Troops out of Syria

CNS News | 1/17/2019 | Staff
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(CNSNews.com) - One of the most liberal members of the U.S. Senate happens to agree with one of the most conservative members that it's time to pull U.S. troops out of Syria, as President Trump has said he will do.

On the same day an ISIS suicide bomber killed two American troops and two American contractors in northern Syria, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a newly minted presidential contender on the Democrat side, told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow we shouldn't have troops in Syria to begin with because Congress hasn't authorized their mission.

Sen - Rand - Paul - Kentucky - Republican

Likewise, Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, has long argued against U.S. intervention without congressional authorization in places such as Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, where the people have been killing each other for thousands of years -- with no end of the fighting in sight.

One month ago, President Trump surprised and upset some members of his own party when he announced he was ordering U.S. troops out of Syria.

Paul - Fox - Friends - Thursday - President

Paul told "Fox & Friends" on Thursday he talked to the president yesterday, "and his first concern is over the loss of life."

"He talked very passionately yesterday about the deaths of the soliders and how he wants to be different than most presidents who say that we're going to go to war but we're never going to win -- we're never going to come home."

Paul - Muslims - Middle - East - Ages

Paul noted that Muslims in the Middle East have been killing each other for ages:

"They still celebrate the battle of Karbala from 680 A.D.," Paul said.

Eeach - Years - Islam - People - Tune

What I would say is, they've been killing eeach other for a thousand years. There's always going to be radical Islam over there. What has to happen, we have helped these people to the tune of trillions of dollars. They need to stand up and fight. We killed 99 percent of ISIS. Is there a...
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