EDITORIAL: If Congress wants U.S. troops in Syria, it must vote


Perhaps unsurprisingly, Congress and the White House are at yet another constitutional deadlock, this time over how the United States should proceed in the ongoing civil war in Syria.

Quite rightly, President Trump is hellbent on keeping his campaign promises to withdraw U.S. forces from foreign military entanglements. Congress — in a fit of rare bipartisanship — meanwhile, warns of doom and mayhem if the United States vacates the region, leaving our longtime allies the Kurds to certain annihilation by the Turks and others.

Rep. Liz Cheney, Wyoming Republican, issued a Twitter message Wednesday saying: “News from Syria is sickening. Turkish troops preparing to invade Syria from the north, Russia-backed forces from the south, ISIS fighters attacking Raqqa. Impossible to understand why @realDonaldTrump is leaving America’s allies to be slaughtered and enabling the return of ISIS.”

Anyone wishing for the return of the “good ole days” when our system

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