While Nero Fiddles

Turkey Invades Syria

By Paul Rosenzweig
Sunday, January 21, 2018, 10:36 AM

The front page of all of the major papers today is focussed on the shutdown showdown in Washington. Is it a #Trumpocalypse or a #SchumerShutdown?

Meanwhile the damage of a Trump presidency is magnified as our national interests continue to take a back seat to a president (I am not making this up!) who spent Saturday watching old TV clips of himself criticizing President Barack Obama's handling of the last shutdown.

Today's case in point—Turkey just invaded Syria to attack Kurdish militia. That's right—our NATO ally Turkey just attacked our anti-ISIS ally, the Kurdish YPG militia. America's response—crickets ... While Nero fiddled, Rome burned.