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

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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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      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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      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.

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