During NBC New’s Commander-In-Chief forum, Trump doubled-down on his belief that the United States should have taken the oil from Iraq.
Trump said he believes Obama failed in the manner he pulled American troops out of the Middle East and that he would have taken the oil because ISIS formed based on that wealth, according to the Republican nominee.
“ISIS would not have been able to take oil and use that oil to fuel themselves,” he explained.
However, many experts believe that taking oil from Iraq would be a violation of the Geneva Convention and akin to ‘looting a sovereign nation’ and would require an occupation of Iraq to achieve.
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