Donald Trump spent his entire campaign insisting that he opposed the Iraq War from day one, even though an interview from the early days of that war revealed that he was originally in favor of it. Now it turns out Trump is thinking about creating another Iraq War, and he’s not even pretending it’s for any other reason than taking Iraq’s oil. We know this because Trump informed the CIA of this today during a speech which was nationally televised.
Trump gave the speech today at the CIA headquarters in Langley, and he made his views on Iraq abundantly clear. He started off by repeating his campaign lie that “I wasn’t a fan of Iraq. I didn’t want to go into Iraq.” He then went on to offer the bizarre rationale for wanting to steal anotaher nation’s resources by claiming that “If we kept the oil, we wouldn’t have had ISIS in the first place.” Then he admitted it had nothing to do with ISIS: “The old expression, to the victor belong the spoils.” Finally, he dropped the bombshell: “We should’ve kept the oil. But, okay, maybe we’ll have another chance.”
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report