Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
OpEdNews Op Eds

Watch Donald Trump Completely Contradict Himself on US Troops in Iraq

By       Message David Corn       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   No comments

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; , Add Tags
Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H3 9/3/15

Author 90177
Become a Fan
  (5 fans)
- Advertisement -

He's now attacking President Obama for the policy he once promoted.


(Image by Russell Cheyne/ZUMA)   Permission   Details   DMCA

Donald Trump, the celebrity tycoon and front-runner in the Republican 2016 race, doesn't hold back when he criticizes the Bush-Cheney crowd for the Iraq War. Over the years, he has called the Iraq invasion a "big mistake" and a "mess," and he has insisted he never would have launched that war. Though the war remains unpopular, Trump's critique does put him at odds with the Republican establishment and GOP voters who supported the invasion. So as he has soared to the top of the polls, Trump has deftly devised a way of discussing the Iraq War that includes Obama-bashing. The problem (well, it would be a problem for a conventional politician): Trump is contradicted by his own words.
- Advertisement -
Here's how Trump covers his bases on Iraq. While he bashes President George W. Bush for initiating the war, he also slams President Barack Obama for withdrawing troops from Iraq. Weeks ago, when Trump appeared on Megyn Kelly's Fox News show (pre-feud), he noted he was "strongly against" the invasion of Iraq. "We decapitated Iraq and now Iran is taking over the entire Middle East," he said. Then Kelly, bringing up a key Republican talking point, asked Trump if Obama had snatched defeat from the jaws of victory by bringing home US troops from Iraq. Trump replied:
"It's the fault of Obama -- there is no question. It's the fault of Bush for going in. It's the fault of Obama for getting out. It's a disaster -- the war should have never happened. And then once it did happen, you should have at least left the troops in. So it's really a double fault."
Go to Mother Jones to read the rest of this article.
- Advertisement -

 

- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

David Corn is  Mother Jones ' Washington bureau chief. For more of his stories,  click here . He's also  on  Twitter  and  FacebookRSS  |    David is (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Why the Bombshell Trump Letter Could Be a Big Problem for Donald Trump Jr.

Can Obama Disrupt the Shutdown Narrative?

Note to Robert Mueller: Hope Hicks Was Part of the Cover-Up

Why the Scooter Libby Case -- and Trump's Pardon -- Really, Really Matter

Cheney on Torture: Lying or Ignorant?

Is Donald Trump Jr. Trying to Con Congress on the Russia Scandal?