Trump accuses U.S. troops of stealing and living well off of Iraq funds

Retired Maj. Gen. Eaton on Trump’s Charge:  "It is disqualifying, as far as I'm concerned."

  

WASHINGTON, DC - Last night, Donald Trump accused US service members of stealing funds for Iraqi reconstruction, going unpunished, and living well off the stolen funds. Video of the shocking statement can be found here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoAriULv1P8

This is not the first time that Trump has charged US troops with apparently stealing suitcases of money, and running away with it.   

Last year, he said something similar, regarding money in Afghanistan.  You can view that video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_r152kfgf4 

In response to Trump's charges, Senior adviser to VoteVets.org, Retired Major General Paul Eaton, a former commander in Iraq, said the following: 

"Trump's attack against the courageous American men and women who heroically worked to restore law and order in Iraq is at once uninformed and irresponsible, and is testimony to why Mr. Trump is unqualified to serve as Commander in Chief of the finest troops on the planet. 

"From saying he doesn't like POWs because they were captured, to trying to get disabled veterans kicked out from in front of Trump Tower, to belittling service by calling his sexual exploits in the 80s his "personal Vietnam," it is clear Trump has no respect for military service, or the people who serve. 

"For him to smear our troops and veterans as he has, it is disqualifying, as far as I am concerned." 

Founded in 2006, and backed by over 400,000 supporters, the mission of VoteVets.org Action Fund is to use public issue campaigns and direct outreach to lawmakers to ensure that troops abroad have what they need to complete their missions, and receive the care they deserve when they get home.  VoteVets.org also recognizes veterans as a vital part of the fabric of our country and will work to protect veterans' interests in their day-to-day lives.   VoteVets.org is committed to the destruction of terror networks around the world - with force when necessary - to protect America. While non-partisan, the group is the largest progressive organization of veterans in America.

 

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