BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) -The U.S. military commander overseeing American troops in the Middle East told a Senate hearing on Tuesday that he was not consulted ahead of President Donald Trump’s surprise decision in December to pull U.S. troops out of Syria.

“I was not consulted,” said U.S. General Joseph Votel, head of the U.S. military’s Central Command, while acknowledging Trump had publicly expressed a desire to leave Syria at some point.

The disclosure came as Votel warned about an enduring threat from the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq that will persist following a U.S. withdrawal.

However, Trump’s withdrawal decision has been under scrutiny since his announcement in December, with several politicians, including many Republicans, criticizing the move.

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Dutchnational
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Dutchnational
2019-02-05 22:19

Coomon sense hopefully will prevail.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-02-06 08:30
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More than you think : Trump promised to withdraw during his electoral campaign… Since he will run for another mandate, being over-ruled by Senate/Congress will whitewash him from not having withdrew the troops 😉

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Diego
2019-02-06 03:02

Who is in charge?

Sweet Robert
Sweet Robert
2019-02-06 08:59
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The General was out of the loop? We have more questions than answers.

SaladinonTV
SaladinonTV
2019-02-06 00:50

Votel just shut your m-rat hole and be happy that you still have your undeserved and bloated retirement check, for now.

Rex
Rex
2019-02-06 18:31

If he’s supporting terrororistb in Syria he should be shot for treason….. The US has no need for his kind of worthless cowered who tramples on the Constatution and serve his ‘secret’ masters. Disgusting creature

Long Live Syria
Long Live Syria
2019-02-06 19:58

Trump has two parts in his BRAIN. The LEFT side has nothing RIGHT. The RIGHT side has nothing LEFT. No wonder Votel was out of the loop.