If he does the full metal neocon as he is being urged to, he should not be deluded in believing the GOP will in any way support him. They will oppose him every step of every initiative. They will call him incompetent if Afghanistan deteriorates, they will call him a terrorist-lover if he withdraws, they will call him a traitor if he does not do everything they want, and they will eventually turn on him and demand withdrawal, just as they did in the Balkans with Clinton.
The Republicans will undermine, criticize, blast, refute, contradict, smear, lie about and generally hurl their own poop at this president — no matter what and on all fronts. What we heard for eight years about not undermining the commander-in-chief while troops were in harm’s way? No longer applicable. The Republicans and wingnuts have no regard for their own contradictions and platitudes. Looking ridiculous and inconsistent is irrelevant to them.
That said, any attempt to find a way to make them happy is a pointless exercise. They can’t even be swayed by their own words. How is anyone supposed to top that?