Thursday, December 27, 2018

Fallout From Cadet Bone Spurs' Three Hour Trip To Iraq

Iraqi lawmakers Thursday demanded U.S. forces leave the country in the wake of a surprise visit by President Donald Trump that politicians denounced as arrogant and a violation of Iraqi sovereignty.  
Politicians from both blocs of Iraq's divided Parliament called for a vote to expel U.S. troops and promised to schedule an extraordinary session to debate the matter. 
"Parliament must clearly and urgently express its view about the ongoing American violations of Iraqi sovereignty," said Salam al-Shimiri, a lawmaker loyal to the populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. [snip]
Mr. Trump spent about three hours on the ground at a U.S. air base west of Baghdad Wednesday. Security was so tight the White House gave the Iraqi prime minister just two hours notice for a meeting with the president.  
The prime minister couldn't make it, so they settled for a phone call, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reported.  
So, to summarize: Cadet Bone Spurs, so concerned about his personal safety that he gave practically no advance notice of his photo- op visit, bigfooted into the country that was supposed to be his new staging area for anti- ISIS operations in recently- abandoned Syria, offending the leaders of Iraq to the point they now want us out.  Brilliantly played, you cowardly jackass!


bluzdude said...

He doesn't care. It's all about getting those photos out of him hobnobbing with soldiers.

W. Hackwhacker said...

bluzdude - he even managed to screw up the photo op, revealing the classified presence of the Seal Team Five at the airbase!

Infidel753 said...

It's like a reverse Midas touch. Everything he touches turns to shit. Well, this is a man who managed to make his casinos go bankrupt.

In just a week he's torpedoed American power in both Syria and Iraq. He's opened the way for a resurgence of Iranian influence all the way to Lebanon and the Israeli border. And at least in Syria he's backstabbed the Kurds, our only real allies in the Middle East other than Israel. It will be a long time before anyone in the region puts their trust in the US again.

The Saudis won't be happy either, but screw them.

With Mattis effectively gone, the idiocy is now fully unleashed. It will just get worse until Trump is removed from office.

W. Hackwhacker said...

Infidel - we can only hope that comes sooner rather than later!