In the 11 days since President Trump’s tweets announced a sudden exit of US special forces from Northern Syria, greenlighting an armed incursion by Turkish forces emboldened by our precipitous abandonment of the ally who had fought the Islamic State on our collective behalf, we’ve witnessed the wholesale dysfunction of American politics to the detriment of our interests, values, and credibility. It’s gotten worse by the day. The events on Wednesday represented the low watermark at an already low point in American diplomacy.

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This article was originally published in the Boston Globe.