Chapter Seven (‘Trump heads for the door in Syria and Afghanistan, and can’t find it’) of John Bolton’s tedious and mendacious book: The Room Where it Happened. Bolton presents himself as the level headed hero and Trump as the bumbling nitwit. But it does seem to confirm that Trump actually tried to get out of Syria and Afghanistan, but was blocked by those (including Bolton) who wanted US troops to stay in the region for the wider power play (i.e. Israel and Iran).

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