The House of Representatives voted not to end the U.S. occupation of Syria on Wednesday. This is disappointing but not surprising.
Although all is not lost, 103 leaders voted for it with 56 Democrats joining 47 Republicans to vote in favor of the bill, showing that there is at least some appetite for peace.
Opponents of the bill said that they feared that troop withdrawal would revive terrorist groups n the region. Which is a good joke because the U.S. has backed terrorist groups in the region by supporting the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra since the Obama administration. For more on this, we highly suggest Stephen Gowans’ book “Washington’s Long War on Syria.”