This is definitely one of those "wow, just wow, I literally can't even" moments. This is what The New York Times thinks will convince the average American that Donald Trump's priorities are completely backwards:
What rebuttal is even necessary? Honestly, how can anyone think that the average American still thinks it is a good idea to keep fighting in the Middle East for God knows what reason?
Most Americans don't want to expand the war in Afghanistan and almost all don't want to go to war in Syria. Shockingly, American only believe the Iraq war was a mistake by a margin of two to one, despite the catastrophic consequences of that war. (A war The New York Times helped lie us into I should add.) But even warmongering neocon Max Boot said the Iraq War was a mistake!
But the establishment (on both sides) still believes the United States needs to have its military in every part of the world, other than our own border I guess. Our military isn't needed on the border, we have departments for that, of course. But at the very least, it would be coherent for our military to be protecting the border. Not to The New York Times I guess...
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