President Trump announced late Saturday that McGurk's resignation was nothing more than grandstanding given that McGurk, who'd been appointed to his post by Obama in 2015, was leaving anyhow in February. Does this mean his resignation should be moved out of the miracle category? I say it's still a miracle considering how much trouble McGurk made in Iraq, where he was throwing his weight around in Iraqi politics, and how much more trouble he could've made there before February. As to what he was supposed to be doing in his appointed role of 'ambassador' to an anti-Daesh coalition -- darned if I know.
Pundita stop jumping up and down on the edge of that recliner. It's gonna tip [crashing sounds] over. All right, now just calm down. Let's not get ahead of ourselves here.
US Envoy for Anti-Daesh Coalition Resigns Over Syria Pullout
19:09 - 22.12.2018