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DONALD TRUMP, 45TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:
… We were spending $42 billion a year, $42 billion. Think of it, $42 billion. I understand Russia spends $50 billion a year for their entire military. We were spending $42 billion, not 1 percent..
…And I know the Bush family will not be happy. But I believe it was the worst decision in the history of our country when we decided to go into the Middle East. It’s turned out to be quicksand. We have destroyed the Middle East. Do you think it’s better now than it was 20, 21 years ago? It’s much worse. It was a horrible decision, cost us trillions of dollars and, if you look at both sides, because I like to look at both
sides, millions and millions of lives.
And it’s no different than it was. It’s much worse, because you have to rebuild. It has been blown to pieces. The worst decision ever made was going. You could do a strike as retribution, and it could be a big
strike, as retribution for the World Trade Center, et cetera, but to get stuck in there, it was like quicksand. So, we did a terrible thing….
…He should’ve gotten the civilians out first. Then he should have taken the military equipment. We have billions of dollars of brand new beautiful equipment. Take the equipment out, and then take the soldiers out. And frankly, I said, take the soldiers out. But before you leave, blow up all the forts, because we built these forts that are being now used by the enemy. It’s not even believable. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com — Read on www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/08/17/trump_on_biden_and_afghanistan_this_is_the_greatest_embarrassment_in_the_history_of_our_country.html