Skip to comments.Top general says letter suggesting US would withdraw troops from Iraq was a 'mistake'
Posted on 01/06/2020 2:35:04 PM PST by McGruff
The top US general said Monday a letter suggesting the US would withdraw troops from Iraq was released by mistake and poorly worded, telling reporters "that's not what's happening."
Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley sought to address the confusion that began after the leak of aletter to the Iraqi government from US Command in Baghdad suggesting US troops would be withdrawn from the country.
"That letter is a draft. It was a mistake, it was unsigned, it should not have been released ... (it was) poorly worded, implies withdrawal, that is not what's happening," Milley said.
"It's an honest mistake ... it should not have been sent," he added.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
The letter was a DRAFT that was pre-written JUST IN CASE the resolution to expel US troops becomes law.
As it stands now, the resolution IS NON-BINDING.
1) It was voted on by a half-empty parliament with no participation from Sunnis and Kurds.
2) The Prime Minister had not signed it.
Maybe to out a leaker?
A gd f’n leak....
If they are characterizing the mistake as a "leak" then I think it must be intentional.
“Mistake” my ass.
Hmmm, wonder what enterprising officer is going to get reassigned to a listening post in Greenland?
Get out. Let the Muslims kill each other
There’s no such thing as mistakes at this level.
This letter was sent as WARNING to Iraq. They better shut down the small semblance of anti-American hostilities there.
Or be thrown to the wolves. (Iran)
The classic definition of a gaffe in DC is: somebody telling the truth.
It was a mistake,
No. It was evidence of anti-American operatives with our military. An actionable offense worthy of long imprisonment at the least.
“Hmmm, wonder what enterprising officer is going to get reassigned to a listening post in Greenland?”
They smoked him out, and gave him the option of resigning, rather than being fired and facing prosecution.
Trump need to simply FIRE these people, and sick Durham on them.
Let Iraq arrange easy payment and interest terms with Israel.
It's a fortune cookie perfect solution, "Much happiness soon"
A Møøselim once bit my sister ... No realli!
The people responsible for preparing the Iraqi withdrawal letter, have just been sacked.
Ding Ding Ding! We have a winner!
All army vets wonder... who’s the lowest ranking person they can blame for this LOL!
If you trust the Fox reporting at the link, it isn’t related and was expected. But still, hmmm.
100% agree. Trump might have typed it himself.
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