After four hours of negotiations between the Vice President of the United States and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Mike Pence announced a cease-fire (watch above). Here’s part what Pence said:

“A week after Turkish forces crossed into Syria, Turkey and the United States of America have agreed to a cease-fire in Syria. It will be a pause in military operations for 120 hours while the United States facilitates the withdrawal of YPG (the Kurds) from the affected areas in the safe zone, and once that is completed, Turkey has agreed to a permanent cease-fire.”

Soon after Trump sent his appreciation to Erdogan, calling him a friend. And on Twitter Trump said: “This is a great day for civilization. I am proud of the United States for sticking by me in following a necessary, but somewhat unconventional, path. People have been trying to make this “Deal” for many years. Millions of lives will be saved. Congratulations to ALL!”

So Turkey exactly what it wanted.  The Kurds will abandon their land. As NBC’s Richard Engel recently wrote, The borders of the Middle East are being redrawn. Turkey is grabbing a piece of Syria.”

Not to mention that the Turkish foreign minister is saying this isn’t a ceasefire.

Mitt Romney reportedly remarked, “Are we so weak and inept diplomatically that Turkey forced the hand of the United States? Turkey?” And while on the Senate floor he added, “What we have done to the Kurds will stand as a bloodstain in the annals of American history.”