US President Donald Trump used a mega visit to Iraq – his first tour with US troops in an incompatible zone since being elected – for defending withdrawal from Syria and to announce an end to the role of America as the international “policeman”. Trump arrived at 7:16 pm local time at Al-Asad in Western Iraq, supported by his wife Melania, pursuing what he stated as a traumatic, stealth, enveloped flight on a “pitch black” Air Force One.
The President represented to a group of around 100 very special forces personnel and independently with military leaders in front of leaving a few hours later, according to an AFP correspondent. A planned meeting with Adel Abdel, the Prime Minister of Iraq was replaced and discarded by a phone call, according to the premier’s office.
White House video represented Trump trembling hands with masked personnel, through the sign in autographs and giving pose for photos.
Morale enhancing the presidential visits to the US troops in war zones have been a persistent tradition in the years pursuing the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001.
Trump has taken substantial condemnation for refusing to visit in the first two years of his presidency. But conjecture had been raising that he would finally make the indication pursuing his disputed decision to slit troop levels in Afghanistan and pull back from Syria entirely.
At the military base of Iraq, Trump looked for defence his “America First” policy of dragging back from the multinational allies, including what to many Americans like the unlimited wars of the Middle East.
He said, “ It’s not fair when the burden is all on us. We don’t want to be taken advantage of any more by countries that use us and use our incredible military to protect them. They don’t pay for it and they’re going to have to.”
He added, “We are spread out all over the world. We are in countries most people haven’t even heard about. Frankly, it’s ridiculous ”.