As Democrats express reservations about the sudden, unilateral withdrawal of troops from Syria (and Afghanistan), some Republicans are trying score cheap political points, saying (in effect), "You were against sending troops there in the first place but now you want to keep them there?" These positions are not inconsistent at all. If the Republicans wanted to clear-cut old-growth forest, Democrats might well object. But after the forest was cut down, the Democrats would also want to stay long enough to ensure that erosion didn't wash away all the topsoil leaving a barren wasteland.
And, in point of fact, anyone who isn't a moron understands this too.