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In Tampa, retired Army General Stanley McChrystal says the U.S. isn’t in a position to fix Syrian situation

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Retired General Stanley McChrystal said if the Islamic State could be effectively blown away tomorrow, the world’s problems in the Middle East would not be immediately solved. “There’s a temptation today to simplify things,” the retired Army general told a crowd of several hundred people who gathered to hear him speak at the Tampa Waterside Marriott Monday afternoon. He mocked the notion made by Donald Trump (though not by name) that the U.S. could just “bash them and we’re going to bomb…

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