Donald Trump has finally done something that genuinely upsets very nearly everyone. In green-lighting a Turkish incursion into northern Syria against the Kurds, our staunchest in-region allies against the Islamic State, the president has prompted a chorus of outrage not only from the usual quarters but from evangelical leaders, our own front-line troops, and normally-supportive Republican senators.

The outrage is understandable, but the decision was entirely predictable and in keeping with the president’s avowed instincts. Trump has been complaining about wanting to leave Syria for months. He has no history of…



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