President Trump and the First Lady made a surprise visit to the troops in Iraq
To thank them for all they have done to damage and curtail ISIS attacks.
Welcomed by the troops glad to see their Commander if Chief and his accomplished wife
To a land that since Operation Iraqi Freedom has suffered way too much strife
And Americans have far too many casualties and loss of life
Obama cut and ran
ISIS flowed in to inflicted more misery on the devastated land
After Mattis and Trump on Syria came to policy blows
It was time for Mattis to go.
After the sounds of silence over the folly sudden departure from Iraq
The MSM went into a feeding frenzy over the Matttis sack
Time will tell whether Trump’s position was right
As he sensed the American nation was sick of this 17 year fight.
©December 26, 2018 Michael P. Ridley the Alaskanpoet