The Nightmare in the Oval Office

78F64D66-DC9F-48E5-83B5-53AD54B0A158Donald Trump surprised both the State Department and the Defense Department when he decided today — apparently unilaterally — to rapidly withdraw all U.S. troops in Syria. He essentially discarded the entire Syria and Iran strategy in a single, inexplicable stroke, giving up any and all U.S. influence in the region, and disregarding the advice of his top national security officials. Analysts worry that his decision will have devastating and dangerous consequences for the United States, the region, and the Syrian people.

Trump tweeted “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.” Naturally, Vladimir Putin was delighted, and praised Trump’s move. Without America’s presence in Syria, the country — and the region — will be vulnerable to greater influence from Russia.

WTF? When will his Republican lackeys in Congress denounce this traitor to our country? Trump has defied his key military and national security advisors through a seemingly secretive process that seems to benefit Putin and Russia while being detrimental to the country he is supposed to be leading.

This man is America’s worst nightmare.

Written for these one-word prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (denounce), Word of the Day Challenge (secretive), and The Haunted Wordsmith’s Daily Word Prompt (nightmare).

denounce secretive nightmare

14 thoughts on “The Nightmare in the Oval Office

  1. Marleen December 20, 2018 / 10:28 am

    I think I’m legitimately speechless on this one.

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  2. James Pyles December 20, 2018 / 3:53 pm

    I was going to say “you’re going to love this” but you probably won’t. Just read a news story saying Jim Mattis, who I have a tremendous amount of respect for, is leaving as Pentagon chief by the end of February. In other words, Jim Mattis told Donald Trump exactly what he thought of Trump’s Syria troop draw down, and Trump didn’t want to hear it.

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    • Fandango December 20, 2018 / 5:57 pm

      I am very upset by this news, actually. I think Trump has gone off the deep end and presents our country with a clear and present danger.


  3. JT Twissel December 20, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    He seems bound and determined to bankrupt the country and leave us without friends in the world.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Marleen December 22, 2018 / 9:55 am

    Worst week in ten years with the stock market, and worst end of year since 1931. As usual, even the markers Republicans say to look to are trashed.

    There is speculation that Turkey’s “ask” in order to let go of the Khashoggi (journalist) murder inside their country is that Trump let them at the Kurds.

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    • Fandango December 22, 2018 / 10:41 am

      Between Putin and Erdogan, Trump got his marching orders.


  5. leigha66 December 30, 2018 / 11:06 am

    I find it very hard to believe Isis has been defeated in the entire nation. Scary course of actions.

    Liked by 1 person

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