Sanctions on Iraq If America Is Forced Out

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, Baghdad, Iraq, May 7, 2019. [State Department Photo by Ron Przysucha/Public Domain]

In many situations over the years, America has always found herself involved in other countries’ affairs. When President Trump won the seat as President of the United States of America, he vowed to end unwinnable wars. The Middle East is one of the hardest battles to have an exit strategy because these nations have been fighting for centuries. Fighting in these countries seem to be a way of life, and everything was going as planned for an exit strategy until Iran opened up a can of worms with the free country.

From the nuclear program, they refuse to drop to the attack on the U.S. Embassy, Iran has been a thorn in America and Trump’s side. Following the recent killing of Iran’s top general in the drone attack unleashed by American forces, Iraq is now saying they want America out of their land. Iraq’s Parliament voted to expel American troops, and President Trump is not happy with the response from them. The full American force will not depart from calling it quits. Trump wants the total reimbursement for the “extraordinarily expensive airbase” we have in Iraq.

Iran’s top General Qasem Soleimani was in Iraq at the time of the drone attack when he was killed. Since the attack was on Iraqi soil, it drew anger from Iraqi leaders and officials, causing them to demand America’s withdrawal.

Trump explained to reporters after he learned of Iraq’s request, “We’ve spent a lot of money in Iraq. We have a very extraordinarily expensive airbase, that’s there. It cost billions of dollars to build. We’re not leaving unless they pay us back for it.” President Trump also warned Iraq, if they are forced to leave by Iraqi officials, then the U.S. “would not leave on a very friendly basis.” The president added, “We will charge them sanctions like they’ve never seen before ever. It’ll make Iranian sanctions look somewhat tame.”

The U.S. invasion of Iraq took place in 2003 when American troops took the lead to police the nation and helped train Iraqi soldiers to take on their own problems. American troops have not left since, and there were always around 5,000 troops stationed across the nation. Now Iraq’s Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi told Parliament the time is up, and he is calling for all of the foreign forces, including American troops to withdraw from Iraq “for the sake of our national sovereignty.”

Prime Minister Mahdi stated, “The strike authorized by Trump was a political assassination, and it was time for American troops to leave.” As mentioned earlier, President Trump wanted to withdraw American troops from the Middle East and end the fighting and policing of other nations. The great leader Trump is, we cannot leave on anyone else’s terms but our own. Iraq forcing us out is not an option for what is best for everyone’s interest. Since Iran has threatened not only America but the world with the defiance with their nuclear programs and their attack on the U.S. Embassy, more troops have been deployed instead of removed.

It is not just one crisis we face in the Middle East, but many. Trump continued to tell reporters, “So with Iraq, I told you, Iraq, was the worst decision, going into the Middle East was the worst decision ever made in the history of our country. But we went in, and we’re there, and we’re pulling out, pulling out of a lot of different areas.”

Iraq is correct to some degree when it comes to foreign forces withdrawing from their nation. America had no business staying there for as long as they did. Still, President Trump is also right in his stance because Iraq owes us for the airbase. And he is correct for wanting to withdraw the troops last year. We did, after all, help liberate their people from the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein. The U.S. invasion was on a weak basis when the cry for “weapons of mass destruction” came into play under the Bush administration. It kept our troops and expenses overseas to compensate for foreign affairs. Billions of dollars were wasted in the Middle East.

Now we face a dangerous threat with Iran. They struck the first blow on the U.S. Embassy, and we took out their general who planned attacks against the U.S. We helped Iraq, the least they could do is help us. But they want us out of their country. It could pose a threat to both sides.

35 thoughts on “Sanctions on Iraq If America Is Forced Out

    1. Pelosi is a prime example why we must have term limits. And how did we allow the good people of this nation the ability to elect Muslims to Congress that openly speak treasonous remarks?I am a baby boomer and not that long ago we cherished our nation and would have defended it against all these treasonous remarks. People we better get a hold back of our country before it’s too late

      1. Bring back the draft so the people know what we are doing to protect what our fathers and brothers , etc did for freedom that they want to give away. Send them all overseas for 2 years and see what it is like not to have freedom.

      2. One of our most cherished freedoms is the right to speak our minds. Each of us is entitled to our own ideas even if stupid. As long as we don’t advocate treason or rebellion. It is called the bill of rights and it is sacred.

    1. We need to stand our ground take our country back and throw these middle eastern people out of our goverment they are a disease that has embedded and its spreading like a wild fire!

  1. Pelosi is an embarrassment to the United States. She definitely wins my broomstick award. Grab your broom and fly away!

    1. When one talks of sneaky Nancy Pelosi ,and those along with her with in her party alone ,why not look into who those types of people maybe working with , like the Satan ,George Soros , who has his power of wealth in all countries besides what he has in our country , like Nancy Pelosi and her gang with her in the highest jobs within the government , like they maybe in all the other countries as well , and it maybe it is time to rid Soros butt ,in much the same way as what taken place with Soleimani , and if that was to take place , we may get to see the changes we be waiting for to start taking place.

  2. A simple vote of no confidence, notification of mental instability, associated dependency, treason, acting as a diplomat, foreign policy maker, and an anti-American tax payer supported terrorist financial advocate should be more than sufficient to “bring down the Socialist Facade”.

  3. Air and when we do leave Iraq on unfriendly terms sanctions is not the only thing we can do. Since we would be leaving Billions in investment in their infrastructure we ought to make certain than none of it is intact when we depart. Every piece of equipment that cannot be removed must be rendered to scrap and unusable. That would include any and all armaments and munitions, armored vehicles, aircraft, radar sites, fuel handling infrastructure and power generation we have paid for. Scorched earth only.

    1. EXACTLY NOTHING LEFT BEHIND IN WORKING ORDER IF THEY TOSS US OUT! LIKE THE CLITONS BUSHES AND OBAMA DID THEY ARMED THEM TO THE TEETH TO US PUR OWN WEAPONS AGAINST US.

      1. AND IN A ROUND ABOUT WAY , THAT IS AND ACT OF TREASON , FOR WHICH NO ONE HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ,AND THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT NEED TO BE LOOKED INTO , INSTEAD OF THE CRAP THAT IS BEING USED TO REMOVE TRUMP FROM POWER , AND MAYBE THAT IS WHY ALL THOSE TYPES OF PEOPLE NEVER WANTED DONALD J. TRUMP IN THE WHITE HOUSE SINCE DAY ONE FOR , AS THOSE TYPES OF PEOPLE ARE GOOD AT HIDING THINGS FROM THE WORKING PEOPLE OF OUR COUNTRY , AS THOSE TYPES OF PEOPLE OF TODAY ARE NO DIFFERENT THEN THOSE OF YESTERDAY, OR THE DECADES OF THE PAST , AND USE THE BEST TOOL THEY HAVE IN KEEPING WE THE PEOPLE IN THE DARK , WHICH IS THEIR NEWS MEDIA , FOR WHICH DID NOT FOOL TRUMP , FROM DAY ONE ,WITH HIS FIRST DEBATE.

  4. I disagree. I don’t think any sanctions should be put on Iraq. However, that being said, I think that we should stop all foreign aid to them and if they need us to come back and clean up again, we should decline. We must not leave anything of ours behind. If we can’t take it or sell it, then we should destroy it so no one else can use it. From now on, perhaps when we are asked to help another country out of their problems, we should make it clear they have to pay for us to fight for them and make them pick up the tab for our military instead of us paying for it. We are not “their” (whoever “their” is) military and it’s time to start charging. Maybe it’s also time to start closing off foreign bases and let those countries either pay for us to be there or let them protect themselves. Without the presence of our military, just how long do you think those countries would be safe from aggressors like Russia, China, etc.

    1. I fragging agree! America should become “Mercenaries-are-Us”, and a Scorched Earth policy on any equipment & installations left behind when were through. It’s past time that every camel-dung burning “country” in the Middle East stop profiteering off our country’s soldiers and blood. Just Say No to the Democrat’s “Take a Free Ride!” and anything else in these literally God-forsaken wastelands who hums it! Since When did America become this entire planet’s “Safe Space”? Enough is Enough.

  5. GREAT PLAN! NO WORRIES!
    Our President – Commander in Chief, without a doubt, will fix this problem one way or another!
    He loves this country and “we the people”
    He fights evil every day to protect us from it!
    He works for us day and night!

    NO MORE STEALING FROM THE USA! NO MORE KILLING OUR PEOPLE!
    There will be, and should be hell to pay!

    TRUMP 2020!!

  6. Satan is an unfriendly being. That being possesses the mind of people. That is the Abomination of Desolation, who is a shining gold and gem covered being. Muslims need to admit, that they are bowing to that being. God is talking to the Sodomites. Isaiah 1:11“To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.” Muslims take delight, in the suffering of animals, that are killed for food. How then can they obey God? Muslims should be happy, knowing this, abandoning their belief system.

    King James Version (KJV)

  7. A POLITICAL assassination? . . . When this MURDEROUS Iranian general was KILLING Iraqis’ as well?!? What was in that BONG they were SMOKING from, when took their VOTE? The Iraqis BETTER reconsider that INSANELY STUPID vote, since they can’t fend for themselves yet. I think they FORGOT that it was a U.S. missile strike that TOOK out that MURDEROUS Iranian general in the FIRST place.

  8. This is what happens when you become friends with the devil. The republicans have to clean it up.
    Iraq should pay the U.S. for protecting them and cleaning up their crap.

  9. We are all sick of hearing about the problems we have in other countries yet we in America have been very helpful standing up to those who are killing our friends abroad. This cost to us has been astronomical over the years and yet we continue even though we have so many thousands of homeless and starving people here in the USA. This has to end one day and soon as possible or we are all in deep trouble.

  10. Okay, pull out. Put sanctions on them. And, kindly with F35s remove airforce base. And, dont go back to sending tax payers money there. Quit anykind of support for these people. You help them.And they literally shoot you or stab you in the back. Time to move on from this kind of multi billion dollar help.To these kind of countries. If our country has this kind of money to throw away. Lower hard working Americans taxes.Help the homeless. And better treatments for our vets.

  11. Red says: As a 17 year vet AIRBORNE “RANGER” I think you need to talk to the troops and ask what they think. We fought for our country weather we were asked to or NOT..I and most Vets don’t think we should leave a war zone because we killed a very bad General .We fought for our country to keep it safe .We have a lot of people that came here and became Americas to be safe and proud . Lately we had thousands of people come to America to tear our country apart.Good luck! Your time will come.LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE.

  12. george soros is the biggest threat we have. He funds everything socialist. If he can get our country to go socialist he will control everything. Not just here but world wide is what he is looking at. Anything we can do to stop soros is godd for the US.

  13. Oooohhh! Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Can anyone tell me WHY the great country of America should be in the least concerned about what the little shithole country of Iran says, does, or threatens to do? Seems to me than the tiny island of Japan should no longer hold a distinction as “The One & Only Nation In History To Ever Feel The Wrath Of America’s Atomic Might.” so Looong ago. The Middle East: So many targets, so little time! You were saying, Iran?

  14. Get our troops out of Iraq , and Syria , and Afghanistan.
    Afghanistan is historically referred to as ” the graveyard of empires ” .
    All that our troops in Iraq are doing is defending themselves from attacks , there is no defined mission .
    No more American blood and treasure for people who hate us , and hate our way of life .

  15. If we can take out Soleimani with a drone, we should be able to take out the Ayatola too with another Hellfire missile so he can go join Allah, and let the people of Iran form a civilian government to rejoin the world of civilized nations.

  16. We are a nation of laws. That applies to Pakistan, Clinton’s, leakers. Hunter Biden is not the only inexperienced kid getting millions due to “parental” influence. Who is investigating Chelsea Clinton, Pilosi or Kerry’s kids?

    We need term limits for both sides. Hold rep accountable for votes. No more changing after the vote. Send congressmen and senators home and do all of their meetings by video conferencing. we would save billions of dollars a year and our representatives would be astonished in their districts so that there are available to their constituents. No more special interest and no more lobbying. $100,000 and a mandatory six month jail sentence for every infraction. Representatives are subject to the same insider trading regulations and subject to the same Social Security and healthcare benefits. Bills are 10 pages max and one topic only.

    Sarah Carter, John Solomon, Greg Jared, please investigate these items. Please help Tom Fitton get to the bottom of some of these things and Would the IG please start enforcing our laws equally!

    Justice is supposed to be blind but not in America these days and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out.

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