Trump called the biggest mistake in US history
The President of the United States Donald trump believes that the biggest mistake in the history of the country was the decision of former President George W. Bush to send troops to the middle East. He told about it in interview to TV Hill on September 19.
“The biggest mistake made in the history of our country is sending troops to the middle East by President Bush. At least Obama (and former President Barack Obama) made a mistake [taking the decision on the withdrawal of troops], but to put them in there, in my opinion, was the biggest mistake,” said the American leader.
Trump said that the United States has suffered too much loss in this region, both financial and human.
“The United States has spent $7 trillion on the middle East. $7 trillion and millions of lives, I take into account the losses on both sides. Millions of lives,” he said. Thus, according to the Pentagon, Washington has spent on operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria out $1.52 trillion.
The US invaded the middle East in 2001 after the September 11 attacks that claimed the lives of 3 thousand people. Then-President George W. Bush set a target of “several months” to destroy the terrorist group “al-Qaeda” (banned in Russia). However, the operation lasted for years and only brought chaos to the region.
19 Sep trump said that soon the US will decide on whether to continue stay in Syria.