Trump wants our “Forever War” ended.
So do most people in the US, of course. (Arms dealers and people who make a fortune off military contracts excepted.) It’s just a question of how it’s to be ended.
Let’s say Trump achieves it by removing our troops from every country - except Saudi, of course. We are energy independent but we must protect that oil for the Saudis, since they’re paying us to do so.
Can we also stop foreign aid to these countries, in particular Israel? That’s the main reason the Islamic countries hate us, because we support Israel. Time for Israel to stand on its own, too. We’re not their big brother and we owe them nothing!
Even after the US leaves the Middle East, the “Forever War” will continue because it’s been going on for a thousand years.
What should our role be, then?
Should we offer humanitarian aid to the victims of the War? Or will that embroil us back in it?
Fund both sides to make sure it continues? Arms dealers will love that, of course.
Here’s an article abut Trump’s latest initiative to get us out of the Forever War:
A Secret Accord With the Taliban: When and How the U.S. Would Leave Afghanistan - The New York Times (It’s behind a paywall, but you get the gist.)
A Secret Accord With the Taliban: When and How the U.S. Would Leave Afghanistan
The Taliban have read the secret annexes of the recently signed peace deal. But most Americans haven’t, nor have many of their elected representatives.