“This was an honest mistake” says U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Events in the Middle East have been thrown into further chaos, with the U.S. claiming an earlier letter announcing plans to withdraw from Iraq – which they acknowledged was an official letter – was “a mistake.”
Making things even more insane, the letter was delivered to the Iraqi government, making this an even more embarrassing mistake.
Here’s a key part of what the letter had said:
As reported by Reuters, the letter addressed to Iraq’s defense ministry says “Sir, in deference to the sovereignty of the Republic of Iraq, and as requested by the Iraqi Parliament and the Prime Minister, CJTF-OIR will be repositioning forces over the course of the coming days and weeks to prepare for onward movement.”
But now, U.S. General Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says “Bottom line. This was a mistake. This was an honest mistake.”
U.S. Defense Secretary Esper has also stated that the U.S. has ‘no plans to pull out of Iraq.’
Now, a sense of chaos pervades events, with contradictory messages being sent and total incompetence reigning.
He doesn't have any life in his face. https://t.co/b9KeW6D7hk
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) January 6, 2020
What a mess.
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