By Ron Paul
Syria is still in the news and I think that it's time that we left. Of course we should have never been involved there to begin with, but now it's well past time to pack it up and come home.
Thanks to whistleblowers, we know that the U.S. government had plans to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad before the (now four-year civil war) even began. So there was behind-the-scenes mischief taking place even before the first shot was fired.
What should a so-called "exit strategy" look like? Well, we should just say that the war is over. We're not doing well over there. Russia has moved in, and in a way our government has endorsed the principle of terrorism. Even if there is a reason to get rid of Assad, does that mean that the U.S. must endorse this terrorism?
Obama would not be a "weakling" by bringing everyone home. It often takes much more strength to show restraint, admit when something isn't working, and take the correct course. The decision by the newly elected Prime Minister of Canada can serve as a guide. Immediately after his election, he told President Obama that he'd be removing Canadian fighter jets from Syria. So it can be done.
Sending more troops, and more money, and killing more people can only exacerbate the problems of this military intervention.
We'll win more success in peace than we'll ever win in war.
Getting out of Syria would be a major step in the right direction.
Thank you, and be sure to tune in to tomorrow's Liberty Report!