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Finally, a Cabinet Member Resigns on Principle. But What a Crazy Principle!

For the first time since Jimmy Carter’s secretary of state Cyrus Vance resigned on principle (the failed helicopter rescue attempt of the embassy hostages in Iran), a major cabinet official has resigned on principle. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis quit the Trump White House because Trump announced his plan to withdraw 2,000 US troops from Syria. Such is the topsy-turvy world in which we find ourselves.