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"Then why are we there?"

Your guess is as good as mine, however, here's some info:


Now, here’s the third point. I’m sure many of you are not gonna believe this. What do you think is the number of soldiers that we have pulled out? What is that number? ... How many thousand? Two thousand. Right. They want you to believe that we’ve pulled out divisions, that we’re pulling up stakes and we’re pulling everything out.


All of this is about withdrawing 50 soldiers. I don’t expect you to believe me because it sounds so incredible. Why would anybody have a conniption over this? It may actually be only 28. But we’ll go with the number 50. As Trump noted, the troops that he’s pulling out were only supposed to be in Syria for one month. They’ve been there 10 years! Their original deployment called for them to be there a month. This is the original Obama deployment, and Obama sent thousands over there.


A week ago, after a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Trump had ordered several dozen troops to pull back from the immediate border area when Turkey said an invasion was imminent.


The move comes a week after President Trump announced the repositioning of several dozen American troops embedded with Kurdish forces in northern Syria, opening the door for a Turkish offensive against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the main U.S. allies in the fight against ISIS.


Bolding by me.
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