“Keep the oil”

Donald Trump talking about the attacks in Iraq and Libya. It is pretty clear what’s on his mind:

Trump: I always heard that when we went into Iraq, we went in for the oil. I said, “Eh, that sounds smart.”

That sounds smart. Yes, blood for oil! Yes, blood for oil!

WSJ: So you would keep troops in Iraq after this year?
Trump: I would take the oil.
WSJ: I don’t understand how you would take the — does that mean keeping troops there, or staying involved in Iraq?
Trump: You heard me, I would take the oil.

What is so hard to understand about this plan, lady? Just take it. Take the oil. Take it, and bring it home. I’m not sure it’s possible to really get more detailed than that.

Trump: We have thousands of people that died, our great soldiers. They died. Men and women, lots of people. We have thousands of people all over this country that are wounded, horribly wounded, with legs and arms. And lots —
WSJ: I think that they thought they were —
Trump: Excuse me.
WSJ: Sorry.
Trump: And I would not want to be the one that would tell their parents that your son, your daughter, has died in vain, been wounded in vain. But I would not want to be the one who goes up to somebody that has a son or daughter that died in Iraq and tell them, “By the way, Iran has taken over Iraq, because we have so weakened that nation that they essentially don’t have an army that can fight back as they have for hundreds of years.” So I would absolutely keep the oil …
WSJ: I think that the soldiers fighting in Iraq were also fighting for freedom, not necessarily fighting for oil.

Wrong. What could be more comforting to the parents of a dead soldier than the knowledge that their child was sacrificed to give America access to more oil? That’s the dream of every parent.

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