US Empire’s Passion For Iraqi Democracy Magically Disappears, by Caitlin Johnstone

Democracy in foreign lands is fine until those foreign lands want to kick you out of their country. From Caitlin Johnstone at caitlinjohnstone.com:

Following a vote by the Iraqi parliament to remove foreign troops from the nation, the US president threatened to destroy Iraq’s economy in retaliation and to refuse to leave unless an expensive military base worth billions of dollars was paid for.

“If they do ask us to leave, if we don’t do it in a very friendly basis,” Trump told the press on Sunday. “We will charge them sanctions like they’ve never seen before ever. It’ll make Iranian sanctions look somewhat tame. If there’s any hostility, that they do anything we think is inappropriate, we are going to put sanctions on Iraq, very big sanctions on Iraq.”

“We have a very extraordinarily expensive air base that’s there. It cost billions of dollars to build. Long before my time,” Trump also said. “We’re not leaving unless they pay us back for it.”

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: Trump says he’ll sanction Iraq if US troops forced to leave http://hill.cm/jMz6DOn 

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