“Tonight, the President took a bold and praiseworthy step forward in winding down America’s costly ‘endless wars.’ For far too long the wars in Afghanistan and Syria have muddled along at great cost and risk without a viable strategy—and our ‘stalemates’ have come at the high cost of American lives. It’s time we do right by our troops. Let’s bring them home and praise them for having fought since 9/11 to decimate anti-American terrorist groups like Al Qaeda while punishing their supporters like the Taliban. It is time for greater realism and restraint in our foreign policy, and this is a positive move in that direction.”
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