The question of United States involvement in other countries

Written By Logan Dubil, For The Globe

For those of you who do not consume news on a daily basis, there is a slight possibility that you are unaware of the current situation regarding American troops being removed from Syria. If this is the case, here is a quick run down:

President Donald J. Trump has had his eye on bringing home U.S. troops from Syria for quite some time now, but after a Turkish invasion targeting U.S.-allied Syrian Kurdish fighters against the Islamic State moved deep into Syrian territory, the President knew something had to be done. American troops and supplies were in danger and as President of the United States, it is his responsibility to look out for the American people. On Oct. 6, Trump decided to remove all of about 1,000 troops from the area, in hopes of saving their lives and keeping the United States out of unnecessary conflict. This decision has been controversial for numerous reasons, but I am here to explain why President Trump did the right thing.

Like I said before, as President of the United States, it is your responsibility to protect the American people. Therefore, it makes nothing but complete sense to remove U.S. troops from potential danger. Trump followed his instinct, which ended up saving these brave men and women from combat. Sounds like a success, right? A lot of people agree with me when it comes to this topic, but others focus more on what has taken place in Syria rather than our troops being safe. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for the U.S. aiding other countries and territories, but as a powerful leader, especially from one whose message has been putting America first since day one, the interest of American citizens should be prioritized. This being said, I support Trump’s decision in relocating U.S. troops.

As expected, the removal of our troops from Syria has allowed Turkey to invade parts of the country. It did not take long for Turkish forces to take advantage of President Trump’s decision, which is where the controversy comes into play. American citizens seem to be more focused on the war occurring in Syria rather than the fact that our U.S. troops are in a safe location. Of course it is acceptable for others to be concerned about the well-being of other countries, but I think they fail to recognize that President Trump did what was best for OUR country. Our troops are safe, their families are without the loss of a loved one, and the United States of America is finally out of Syrian conflict.

When it comes to war and conflict, there never really is a specific method of resolving it, but when it came to U.S. involvement in Syria, President Donald J. Trump did not hesitate to put America’s interest first. After reading this article, I am not expecting your mind to be changed on the topic, but I hope you understand that as President of the United States, it is important for you to protect your troops before seeking the interest of other countries.