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Rand Paul Backs Trump on Syria: 'Fulfills His Promises'

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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. (AP)

By    |   Monday, 07 October 2019 02:19 PM

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Monday backed President Donald Trump's withdrawal from Syria, saying on Twitter that the commander-in-chief "once again fulfills his promises to stop our endless wars."

"I stand with @realDonaldTrump today as he once again fulfills his promises to stop our endless wars and have a true America First foreign policy," Paul, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Homeland Security committees, tweeted.

Paul, 56, in his second term, has long called for the U.S. to withdraw from Syria and Afghanistan and has urged a softer approach in dealing with Iran.

But many Republicans slammed Trump for his Syrian decision, with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., calling it "short-sighted and irresponsible."

"This impulsive decision by the president has undone all the gains we've made, thrown the region into further chaos," said Graham, who also sits on the Foreign Relations panel. "Iran is licking their chops.

"And if I'm an ISIS fighter, I've got a second lease on life," he said.

Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley also ripped the president, saying the U.S. "must always have the backs of our allies, if we expect them to have our back.

"The Kurds were instrumental in our successful fight against ISIS in Syria," she added. "Leaving them to die is a big mistake."

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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Monday backed President Donald Trump's withdrawal from Syria, saying on Twitter that the commander-in-chief "once again fulfills his promises to stop our endless wars."
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