President Donald Trump could have been more deft and diplomatic in how he engineered that immediate pullout from northeastern Syria.
Washington honors the sovereignty of other nations only when it serves U.S. interests. The corporate press never mentions this principle when reporting on illegal U.S. incursions into nations such as Syria.
When it comes to Syria, Trump’s policy – though so incoherent that it is closer to a set of attitudes – may be treacherous towards the Kurds, but it contains a coldhearted nugget of realism.
The Kurd/Assad alliance is the end of “regime change” for Syria and the end of one of the dumbest US interventions in history.