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Another Domino Falls in Wake of 'Mad Dog' Mattis Resignation

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When the nation learned earlier this week that General James “Mad Dog” Mattis would be resigning from his post as Secretary of Defense, there was rampant speculation as to what could be next.

The liberal media were nearly hysterical, which really isn’t anything new.  They repeated a million times over the tired line that Mattis was “the only adult in the room”, signaling their own hopes for chaos and contempt in Washington.

Because, after all, conveying the conflict is how they make money.  Stoking the fires is just part of the job.

Now, as the fallout from Mattis’ departure continues to spread, another casualty has been identified.

Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy for the global coalition to defeat Islamic State (ISIS), has resigned in the wake of President Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria, Fox News confirmed Saturday — coming on the heels of the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis earlier this week.

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U.S. officials said this week that the Trump administration is making plans to pull all 2,000 troops out of Syria, and Trump later tweeted that “we have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.”

Ground troops moved into Syria in 2015 to combat ISIS in the region, amid an escalating Syrian civil war. Trump had talked about pulling out of Syria before, but military leaders had warned about ISIS re-emerging should the U.S. do so. There is also concern about abandoning the U.S.’ Kurdish allies.

This is yet another hurdle for President Trump to face this week, as the “resistance” minded democrats have forced a government shutdown amid disagreements on border security.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.