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Gary Horton | It’s Time to Get Cash and Corruption Out of American Politics

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Headlines are coming at us now so fast and furious it’s like we’re a batter facing nine pitchers at one time. There’s hardly time to read and absorb one disturbing Washington revelation before an even more mind-blowing revelation pops out.

This past week came a truly a sad, demoralizing and avoidable one. With zero notice, President Trump ordered American troops to bail out in Northern Syria, turning backs on our fighting Kurdish allies. These are the awfully brave and self-sacrificing folks who first backed us up in Iraq and, later, helped us round up the dreaded ISIS bad guys.

Americans like to say, “These colors don’t run,” but we cut and ran on our Kurdish allies and have likely committed thousands of them to death – or worse. And for why?

Well, there are two Trump towers in Istanbul that have long been subject of controversy and tussle with the Turkish government… But perhaps that’s just appearances. On the other hand, what looks like corruption might actually be corruption. “Quid pro quo” … as we’re hearing these days. Presidents in the past have either sold their businesses or placed them into blind, third-party managed trusts. Not this one, and now appearances – look bad.

America’s betrayal of the........

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