Monday, November 26, 2018

H.R. McMaster Told Trump Off For Asking Iraqi Prime Minister About US Taking Iraqi Oil

Trump and McMaster
Former national security adviser H.R. McMaster once rebuked President Trump after he raised the possibility of taking Iraq's oil to compensate the U.S. for the money it has spent on the country's war in a phone call with Iraq's then-Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, according to a report.

"We can't do this and you shouldn't talk about it because talking about it is just bad," a source told Axios in a report published Sunday, referring to what McMaster said to Trump after the call in the summer of 2017. "It's bad for America's reputation, it'll spook allies, it scares everybody, and it makes us look like. I don't remember if he used words this harsh like criminals and thieves, but that was the point he was trying to get across."(via Washinton Examiner)

McMaster left the White House in March and was replaced by the blood-thirsty neocon John Bolton.

Trump is an intellectual lightweight and Bolton will push him on issues wherever Bolton wants Trump to go.


1 comment:

  1. Weren't we told that the oil would pay for the war back when fedgov started it?