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!