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WTAS: Praise Continues To Roll In For President Trump’s Foreign Policy Speech

- August 23, 2017

What They Are Saying About President Trump's Afghanistan & South Asia Strategy Address
 

The Wall Street Journal: The President’s New Afghanistan Strategy, "Will Prevent A Rout Of Our Allies In Kabul And Allow More Aggressive Operations Against Jihadists Who Would Be Delighted To Plan Global Attacks With Impunity." "President Trump inherited a mess in Afghanistan, so give him credit for heeding his generals and committing to more troops and a new strategy. His decision has risks, like all uses of military force, but it will prevent a rout of our allies in Kabul and allow more aggressive operations against jihadists who would be delighted to plan global attacks with impunity." (Editorial, "Trump’s Afghan Commitment," The Wall Street Journal, 8/22/17)

Investor's Business Daily"Trump’s New Afghan Policy Gives Us A Reasonable Chance" Of Ridding The Country "Of Al-Qaida And Its Worst Terrorist Elements." "Given that Trump has promised to eschew nation-building and to focus instead on limited goals related to curbing the threat of terrorism, this is the only policy that really can work. Remember after the 9/11 attacks, when troops were first dispatched to Afghanistan to rid it of al-Qaida and its worst terrorist elements, we all vowed ‘never again.’ Trump's new Afghan policy gives us a reasonable chance of achieving that." (Editorial, “Trump Changed His Mind About Afghanistan Policy – And It’s Good He Did,” Investor’s Business Daily, 8/22/17)

The Washington TimesThe President "Did The Right Thing" In Deciding "To Commit More Troops And A New Strategy" To Prevent Afghanistan From Becoming A Terrorist Safe Haven. "President Trump inherited a mess in Afghanistan, the gift of an obstinate Barack Obama who could not bring himself to do the right and hard thing. He always thought the sound of his voice was sufficient. Mr. Trump himself did the right thing when he decided to commit more troops and a new strategy to do what is necessary to prevent turning Afghanistan over to the Taliban as a staging area for attacks on the United States and the West." (Editorial, “A Surge In Afghanistan,” The Washington Times, 8/22/17)

The New York Times: The Former Ambassador To Afghanistan And Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad Wrote, "President Trump Deserves High Marks For His New Afghanistan Strategy." "President Trump deserves high marks for his new Afghanistan strategy. It is bold, reasoned and offers the prospect of success against the violent Islamist groups of the region." (Zalmay Khalilzad, Op-Ed, "Why Trump Is Right To Get Tough With Pakistan," The New York Times, 8/23/17)

The HillThe Foundation For Defense Of Democracies’ Jonathan Schanzer Applauded The President For Declaring "That America Will Not Be Defeated On This Battlefield, Or Any Other," Saying "In The Post-Obama Era, It’s Nothing Short Of Revolutionary." "But for now, at least, Trump has declared that Afghanistan will not be lost. He has declared that America will not be defeated on this battlefield, or any other. This may not sound remarkable. But in the post-Obama era, it’s nothing short of revolutionary." (Jonathan Schanzer, Op-Ed, “Trump’s Right: It’s Time To End The Timetables For Afghanistan,” The Hill, 8/22/17)

 

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