If we learned anything from the Obama and Trump years, it is that our foreign policy has been disconnected from the democratic process. Both Barack Obama and Donald Trump had a populist mandate to end the war in Afghanistan and neither of them were able to do so because of the interests.
This is one area where there is overwhelming agreement among the public. We shouldn’t be squandering trillions of dollars on these stupid, endless wars in places that no one cares about. Instead, we should try minding our own business for once and focusing on economic development in this country. The military-industrial complex and its puppets strongly disagree with our preferred foreign policy.
It is not like Donald Trump didn’t TRY to stand up to the Washington foreign policy establishment. Trump ordered the withdrawal of all American troops from Syria. He also negotiated this peace deal with Afghanistan. The deadline for all American troops to be removed from Syria was May 1. This has been subverted and now the headline is “we will be gone by September 11” which buries the real story that we are breaking the peace deal. The Pentagon lied to Trump about troops in Syria and Afghanistan.