In today's installment of news that will surprise absolutely nobody, Donald Trump's announcement to the CIA that maybe America would maybe "have another chance" to take Iraq's oil for ourselves is going over very very very badly in Iraq.
“There’s no way Trump could take the oil unless he launched a new military front and it be a new world war,” said Kareem Kashekh, a photographer who works for the Popular Mobilization Units, a new branch of Iraq’s armed forces consisting of former militiamen and volunteers fighting against ISIS.
“He cannot do it. He cannot succeed,” said Dawoud Ali, a 30-year-old Baghdad resident and a member of Ansar al-Aghida, one of the Shiite militias fighting against ISIS. “Of course I would fight the Americans if they came for the oil.”
These are the Iraqis who are currently allied with us against ISIS. They're not feeling as allied today as they were last week, because Donald Trump is a dangerous world-class idiot who can destabilize world affairs on any given day with one of his patent-pending Word Farts.
Hey, so it turns out installing an impulsive, ignorant manchild as the official voice of our nation can have wide-ranging negative consequences. Oh my goodness, this revelation is going to surprise so many people. If only we had known.