By Lucky Uwakina (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Senate Majority Mitch McConnell broke ranks with President Trump on Monday to oppose a rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Middle East.
In a rare display, McConnell publicly challenged the Trump administration’s intent to reportedly remove troops from Afghanistan and Iraq – dwindling numbers to just 2,500 in each country.
‘The consequences of a premature American exit would likely be even worse than President Obama’s withdrawal from Iraq back in 2011, which fueled the rise of ISIS and a new round of global terrorism,’ McConnell argued from the Senate floor.
‘It would be reminiscent of the humiliating American departure from Saigon in 1975. We’d be abandoning our partners in Afghanistan.’