Join Rich, Charlie, David, and Michael on today’s Editors for a heated debate over Trump’s decision to pull out of Syria, their breakdown of the Flynn sentencing debacle, and an analysis of the demise of the Weekly Standard.

Editors’ picks:
• Rich: Graham Hillard on church names in the upcoming issue.
• David: Teddy Kupfer on white liberals.
• Charlie: Kyle’s review of Aquaman.
• MBD: Jay Nordlinger’s interview with a Vietnamese pop singer.

Light items:
• Rich: Christmas Eve, the sense of quiet and anticipation.
• David: Christmas Eve service, and the week between Christmas and New Year.
• Charlie: Listening to the King’s College Choir School Christmas Eve broadcast.
• MBD: Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.

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There are 6 comments.

  1. George Townsend Member

    Merry Christmas, Guys. Thanks.

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    • December 20, 2018, at 2:14 PM PDT
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  2. mildlyo Member

    Syria is not a problem we can manage. The Syria conflict is the edge of the ongoing Islamic 30 years war that only the Islamic world can settle. Everything we do is a waste of time.

    The only thing our intervention in Syria has done is prevent an end to the civil war that destroyed what was once a country.

    How much education does it take to be so foolish?

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    • December 21, 2018, at 9:36 AM PDT
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  3. RufusRJones Member

    I have no idea how the average person is supposed to understand the Flynn case.

    • #3
    • December 24, 2018, at 1:46 AM PDT
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  4. milkchaser Member

    I wonder if David French will admit his error if, in fact, Russia, Syria, Turkey, the Kurds and Saudi Arabia manage to keep ISIS in check.

    The casualty rate, no matter how low, will be zero going forward. There’s only one way to maintain that rate, and Trump just did it.

    “I don’t get the justification.” — David French

    Yeah, he does not get a lot of things. Frankly, we do not have to justify not using US troops as much as we have to justify using them. It is not clear how staying around in Syria makes a big difference in the outcome in the end.

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    • December 25, 2018, at 1:36 PM PDT
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  5. milkchaser Member

    Who exactly is our ally in the region? Syria? I don’t think so. The Obama administration was looking for allies and had to generate them. They did not pre-exist. Our mission was to defeat ISIS in Syria. They are largely defeated and cornered. Mission Accomplished. Come home.

    I have faith in Trump’s decision. French does not. His suspicions mean zero. Trump is President. He is not.

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    • December 25, 2018, at 1:43 PM PDT
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  6. milkchaser Member

    Oh my god, how dare we disagree with David French?

    • #6
    • December 25, 2018, at 2:33 PM PDT
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