Has the USA learned from the mistakes of other nations?
Most posters here were fervent supporters of the invasion of Iraq and only turned against it because Trump said it was bad. I'm not expecting them to provide any substantive foreign policy advice and I'm definitely not commenting on this thread anymore.
I wasn't a member for the run up and through the initial invasion, but I can assure you I never thought it a good idea and I thought Powell was a fool for going before the UN with that amateurish "intelligence." For that matter, neither did I think the "righteous" war on Afghanistan was a good idea. Still don't. I do concede nationalistic pride in not wanting the results in Iraq to go south, but that doesn't mean I ever thought the war on both Iraq and Afghanistan were good ideas.
Why not continue commenting on this thread? Caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place? If you support the thesis that the United States shouldn't involve itself in the ME, you're tacitly supporting Trump. If you disagree with Trump, that the US should withdraw from Syria, you are tacitly giving credence to the idea that the United States should start a war against a NATO ally.