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Trump: Iraq Invasion "Worst Decision In The History Of Our Country" West Columbia, SC 6/25

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzP_L43G5dA

From Trump rally at Airport High School gymnasium in West Columbia, South Carolina on June 25th 2018.

Note his remark:
"But count the lives [lost] on both sides. Millions of lives. You don't hear that millions of lives."


starts around 53:00 into speech

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"... We have seven trillion dollars invested in the Middle East what do we have? What do we have? Other than death, and destruction what do we have? What a decision that was, to go in. I believe it was the worst decision in the history of our country; and the way we got out was horrible, if you look at Iraq. The way we got out was horrible. Truly one of the worst decisions ever made in this country. Were it for seven trillion dollars and thousands of lives but count the lives on both sides, folks. Millions of lives, in my opinion. Millions. You don't hear that millions of lives."
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See Also


[Trump:] "What? You Think We're So Innocent?"
author: Paul Atwood
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/06/436177.shtml

In response to media questions about his failure to address the dismal human rights record of North Korea Trump in his inimitable manner said "What, you think we're so innocent?"

Trump is the first president of whom I am aware even to broach the unmentionable much less admit publicly that we are hardly exceptional.


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Trump Calls Out 'Corporate Media' West Palm Beach, Florida Live Speech 10/13/2016
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/10/433420.shtml

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLcP0inAS5w

from Trump/Pence rally at South Florida Fair Expo Center in West Palm Beach, Florida on October 13th 2016.

starts around 9:00 into speech

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"... the most powerful weapon deployed by the Clintons is the corporate media 'the press'. Let's be clear on one thing: the corporate media in our country is no longer involved in journalism. They're a political special interest, no different than any lobbyist or other financial entity, with a total political agenda; and the agenda is not for you [points to audience], it's for themselves.
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When has a Republican presidential candidate _ever_ called out or otherwise criticized corporate mass media, for any purpose or reason?


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Donald Trump's Unique Human Decency On Iraq
author: John V. Walsh
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/10/433491.shtml

From a humanitarian standpoint, the content of Trump's condemnation of the war is outstanding. In fact, to grieve over the lives of Americans but not the people of Iraq is a form of racism. Trump is virtually unique among major politicians in taking this stand on the lives of innocents the US has attacked. He should be praised for it.

As election day approaches, it is time to ignore the noise of the moment and think clearly about the crucial issues facing us, none of which is more important than war or peace. The War on Iraq has been a touchstone for these issues over the last 14 years.

On Iraq, Clinton and her operatives have sought to avoid at all costs an accurate comparison of her position over the last 14 years to Trump's. "What did Trump say?" has been buried by the Clintonites and company. "When did he say it?" has been slyly substituted for it. The time line has been used to equate the positions of Hillary the most notorious of hawks with that of Trump.

Let us have a look at Trump's words as well as the dates they were uttered. And compare them to Hillary's: