Iran's national security adviser said that President Donald Trump and his officials have revealed "some truths which the country's governing body previously lacked the courage to accept and express."
Following Trump's order to withdraw U.S. forces, the Kurds have allied with the Iranian and Russian-backed government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Three issues have the best chances of passing before year's end as Congress tackles its to-do list while House Democrats decide whether to impeach the president.
"We've set the conditions for ISIS 2.0 ... and we're repeating the mistakes of the Obama administration, which pulled out of Iraq too soon and led to all of this in the first place, except we won't have any local allies to fight them again," Michael Waltz said.
The U.S. "has been assisting the Russian forces to navigate through previously unsafe areas quickly," a senior Pentagon official told Newsweek.
Michael S. Smith II said that by allowing the Turkish invasion into northeastern Syria, Trump and Erdogan have played into Putin's hands.
"Istanbul, you've seen the picture of Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump going and opening up Trump Towers," Joe Scarborough said in regards to the president's controversial Syria withdrawal.
The South Carolina senator and Trump ally slammed the president last week over the withdrawal of U.S. military support in Syria.
The president, who regularly watches and retweets positive sentiments voiced on the network, quickly responded to the comments made by "Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade.
Trump gave Turkey the green light to invade northeastern Syria after a phone call with Turkish President Erdoğan last Sunday.
It comes as further criticism was heaped on President Donald Trump—his actions described as "careless and callous" by former diplomat Brett McGurk.
We believe the resolution will garner "strong bipartisan support," Schumer said.
Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff joined several GOP lawmakers in condemning President Trump's U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria, warning that ISIS is already beginning its resurgence.
"We've won. We've beat ISIS and we've beat them badly and decisively," the president told reporters last week.
Mark Esper confirmed 1,000 U.S. troops are set to evacuated from northern Syria Sunday under President Trump's "deliberate withdrawal," and administration officials are continuing to threaten Turkey's economy.
Donald Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from positions in Syria blindsided everyone. "To protect your friends, you've got to tell them the truth," said a former U.S. official.
"There is a project to eradicate Kurds," SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali said. "Therefore, our first duty is the protection of our people, border and soil."
President Trump's announced pullout of U.S. troops from Syria prompted an attack by Turkey on Syrian Kurds. U.S. special forces were shelled so heavily, they considered firing back.
Defense Secretary Marks Esper said the U.S.-Kurdish alliance "has been a longstanding concern, a thorn in the side of Turkey, and I guess they finally decided it was time to act."
Thousands of ISIS fighters are being held by Kurdish-led forces in northeastern Syria, but the Turkish assault threatens the security of the detention centers there.
The president's comments come amid widespread criticism and accusations he betrayed the Syrian Kurds.
Turkey is facing widespread condemnation for its military operation against Kurdish-led forces in northeastern Syria.
"The only way this actually ends is when we protect ourselves against those who would threaten us," Jack Keane said.
"I don't understand how a president that claims he's the toughest President ever would do such a weak move like this," Representative Adam Kinzinger said.
The president is again using a toddler's playbook—ignore, deflect, shift blame—to deal with subpoenas from the impeachment inquiry and Republican criticism over the withdrawal of U.S. troops from northeast Syria.
President Donald Trump has betrayed America's allies, damaged Turkish-American relations and potentially created the conditions for a return of ISIS.
President Donald Trump withdrew U.S. forces from Kurdish-held areas of Syria this week, leaving them open to a new Turkish offensive.
"This is heart-rending for anybody who has shed blood, who has deployed forward," former NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis said.
The International Rescue Committee has also warned that as many as 300,000 people could be displaced by Turkey's military offensive.