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Romney Attacks Trump’s Turkey Ceasefire, “Insult To Dishonor”

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By Carmine Sabia at The Federalist Papers

Utah Sen Mitt Romney, a Republican, shredded President Donald Trump and the administration over its handling of the Turkish battle with the Kurds.

After Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brokered a cease fire it was not good enough for Romney.

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“The announcement today is being portrayed as a victory. It is far from a victory,” Romney said in the Senate on Thursday.

“Serious questions remain about how the decision was reached precipitously to withdraw from Syria and why that decision was reached,” he said.

“Adding insult to dishonor, the administration speaks cavalierly, even flippantly, even as our ally has suffered death and casualty,” he said. “We once abandoned a red line. Now we abandon an ally.”

“The decision to abandon the Kurds violates one of our most sacred duties. It strikes at American honor. What we have done to the Kurds will stand as a bloodstain in the annals of American history,” the senator said.

Turkey agreed on Thursday to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a “safe zone” Ankara had sought to capture, in a deal hailed by the Trump administration and cast by Turkey as a complete victory.

The truce was announced by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence after talks in Ankara with Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan, and was swiftly hailed by President Donald Trump, who said it would save “millions of lives.”

“The Turkish side will pause Operation Peace Spring in order to allow for the withdrawal of YPG forces from the safe zone for 120 hours,” Pence said. “All military operations under Operation Peace Spring will be paused, and Operation Peace Spring will be halted entirely on completion of the withdrawal.”

“Great news out of Turkey. News Conference shortly with @VP and @SecPompeo. Thank you to @RTErdogan. Millions of lives will be saved!”

“This deal could NEVER have been made 3 days ago. There needed to be some “tough” love in order to get it done. Great for everybody. Proud of all!”

“This is a great day for civilization. I am proud of the United States for sticking by me in following a necessary, but somewhat unconventional, path. People have been trying to make this “Deal” for many years. Millions of lives will be saved. Congratulations to ALL!”

If successful, the deal could smooth over a major rift between Washington and Turkey, its main Muslim ally in NATO.

But the U.S. withdrawal also leaves U.S. adversaries Russia and Iran in a far stronger position in Syria. The Kurds responded to the announcement of the U.S. withdrawal by effectively switching allegiances and have already invited forces of the Syrian government, backed by Moscow and Tehran, into towns and cities in areas they control.

There could be friction both along the edges of the new safe zone claimed by Turkey, and within it, in places where government forces have advanced in recent days.

This article originally appeared at The Federalist Papers and was republished with permission.

*Some edits have been made.

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