Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump discussed his policy on the Syrian civil war into which Russia has now inserted itself and suggested he would take a wait-and-see approach on how handle the situation.
Trump said, “I want to sit back––and this does not sound like me very much––but I want to sit back and I want to see what happens. You know Russia got bogged down when it was Soviet Union in Afghanistan. thought it would be quick and easy. I think it’s not going to be great for them if you want to know the truth. They got bogged down. It destroyed the Soviet Union, Afghanistan. now they’re going into Syria, there are so many traps, there are so many problems. When I heard they were going in to fight ISIS, great, let them.”
He continued, “Look at Assad, he’s a big guy. We’re supporting rebels the Syria free rebels. We’re supporting rebels. I spoke to a general who’s very, you know, much on it, he said, Mr. Trump, we have no idea whose these people are, they may be worse than Assad. We’ll probably have to go against Iran. Now, we’re making Iran rich and powerful. Iran is coming in now with the ground troops. They have $150 billion, all of a sudden, they’re rich the sanctions are gone, everything’s gone. What we have done with Iran is one of the most incompetent things I have ever seen. And we’re going fight for people we don’t even know who they are. If you look at Libya and Qaddafi, you look at Iraq with Sadaam Hussein I mean, do you think we’re better off now? I personally don’t.”
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