Cheney critical of Trump's decision on Syria

PHOTO: Dick Cheney is an American politician and businessman who was the 46th Vice President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 under President George W. Bush. Birthday 1/30 1941, Photo Date: 2003
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BELOIT, Wis. (AP) -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney is criticizing President Donald Trump's decision to pull American troops from Syria ahead of Turkish military attacks on the U.S.'s Kurdish allies.

In an appearance at Beloit College Thursday night, Cheney said a key part of the nation's strength is that countries all over the world count on the U.S.

The Journal Sentinel reports Cheney called the Kurds "superb friends" who lost some 11,000 "of their own" fighting with U.S. troops against ISIS.

Trump's decision has drawn criticism from Republicans and Democrats in Congress, along with many national defense experts who say it's endangered not only the Syrian Kurds but U.S. credibility as well.