Iraqi Leaders Condemn Trump's Surprise Visit as 'Flagrant and Clear Violation of Diplomatic Norms'

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      N2Doc
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      Following U.S. President Donald Trump’s brief, unannounced, and photo-op-filled visit to American troops still stationed in Iraq more than 15 years after the 2003 invasion—which estimates suggest ultimately killed over a million people—Iraqi political leaders issued statements late Wednesday condemning Trump’s surprise arrival as “a flagrant and clear violation of diplomatic norms.”

      Bina, one of Iraq’s major parliamentary blocs, saidTrump’s visit “shows his disdain and hostility in his dealings with the Iraqi government.”

      “The American leadership was defeated in Iraq and wants to return again under any pretext, and this is what we will never allow,” declared Falih Khazali, an Iraqi politician aligned with Bina.

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      Syria didn’t help matters, either. What would Trumpy do if the Iraqi government ordered us out of their country? We certainly know what his national security adviser would recommend. Same old story. Undermine the government, military coup, repression. There! All better.

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      mrdmk
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      If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

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      retired liberal
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      Especially when dealing with other countries?

      Whoops, sorry. I forgot we own most of the rest of the world and can do as we please.

      We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
      If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
      Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
      Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.

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