The war is still there and basically Syria can own it. Iran , Russia, SA and Turkey have all been mouthing off that all they want is a stable Syria. OK. Go do it.
I’m so glad Rand Paul spoke up. However, I am skeptical that many others will follow. Too bad. They could form a new political party out of it, one that might actually split the Dems and GOP so badly they’d make major foreign policy changes that align with the 40% of eligible voting dummies who put them in office. Everyone knows the US is backing away from the table. Bretton Woods is dying and not so slowly. China has proven that ya don’t need a big thick swinging military phallus to take over, say, the continent of Africa. Let’s follow suit and use our economy to get what we want.
Why shouldn’t we? The US Navy is decades ahead of anyone, despite the rumors of Russia hyperspeed missiles and Chinese subs…just more scare tactics. We have 20 aircraft carriers. Twenty. China has 1, and hopes for 5. Russia has one, and I sh8t you not, it has a 200 square foot hole in it.
So, honestly, who wants war in the ME LESS than we do? China and Russia. Russia fears Islamic terrorism running north and destabilizing the Caucus region…again (It’s hard to present and big scary bear front to Europe when dirty boys are kicking the sh8t out of your troops in backwater villages), and China needs the oil bigtime.
It’s time to let the world grow up. Bretton Woods was not supposed to run forever. It was supposed to lead us somewhere. 20 aircraft carriers, a sh8tpile of nukes, and the only growing economy and solid demography in the G20. Stepping back is the only way to go. Would it have been better if Obama did it? Sure. But given the promise of making umpteen millions in book sales and a Netflix deal and the perpetual illusion of relevance, he and his wife sold out but quick.
Enter the Don. Make peace (through the threat of superior firepower) great again.