Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo released a press statement about the possibility of historic peace in Afghanistan that is sure to infuriate Democrats because it is just one more historic achievement in the list of places where his actions have caused people to end war.

“It’s past time to bring our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan. President Trump is winding down the forever wars he inherited from D.C.’s political classes,” Rep. Thomas Massie (r-KY) said. 

“The United States welcomes the announcement that Afghanistan peace negotiations will begin on September 12th,” Pompeo said.

According to his press release:

The start of these talks marks a historic opportunity for Afghanistan to bring an end to four decades of war and bloodshed.  The people of Afghanistan have carried the burden of war for too long.  They yearn for peace.  Only through an Afghan-owned, Afghan-led political process — one that respects the views of all Afghan communities, including women and ethnic and religious minorities — can the parties achieve a durable peace.

This opportunity must not be squandered.  Immense sacrifice and investment by the United States, our partners, and the people of Afghanistan have made this moment of hope possible.  I urge the negotiators to demonstrate the pragmatism, restraint, and flexibility this process will require to succeed.  The people of Afghanistan and the international community will be watching closely.  The United States is prepared to support as requested.

The United States recalls the commitment by the Afghan government and the Taliban that terrorists can never again use Afghan soil to threaten the United States or its allies.  Now is the time for peace for Afghanistan.

This announcement comes at the same time the Trump administration announced the withdrawal of up to half of the number of American troops from Iraq, leading to another de-escalation in the region.

Signaling a change in policy from the past years, from the Federalist,” President Trump nominated foreign-policy expert William Ruger for U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan on Thursday in a move speculated to help reduce U.S. troops in the area after nearly 20 years of war.”

The announcement of a new ambassador comes just a week before Afghanistan and the Taliban are expected to begin peace talks. Ruger, “a veteran of the Afghanistan War and an officer in the United States Navy (Reserve Component),” will replace John Bass, who left the ambassadorship in January.

The news of Ruger, a foreign policy expert being appointed was not embraced by the Never Trump/ Democrat/ Media alliance, who are not happy about the military troops coming home and ending the war.

At the same time, Trump is making these bold moves for world peace that the Democrats are breathless to try to discredit Trump with gossip from numerous books about unconfirmed sources in the Atlantic Magazine.

While the Trump administration is ending wars, Jihadis and Democrats are attacking.

Social media was full of posts by Trump’s political opponents and opponents of peace in Afghanistan decrying Trump.

The Taliban has appointed a Conservative Cleric to negotiate on their behalf.

This story is  developing…

 

Kari Donovan

Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism.

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