Dread Pirate Donnie: ‘To The Victor Goes The Spoils, Bigly!’

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Axios tells us that for the past two years, Prznint Stupid has returned to his campaign brain fart that the U.S. should seize Iraq’s oil as payment for the cost of Chimpy’s Great Adventure.

This idea in his wee brain is so strong that blurted out at the end of a meeting with Iraq’s then-Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi:

“So what are we going to do about the oil?”

According to unnamed sources at the meeting, al-Abadi replied something like, “What do you mean?”

Comrade Stupid (ALLEGEDLY) replied “Some Say, Some Said,” or words to that effect:

“Well, we did a lot, we did a lot over there, we spent trillions over there, and a lot of people have been talking about the oil.”

Al-Abad reportedly responded:

“Well, you know Mr. President, we work very closely with a lot of American companies and American energy companies have interests in our country.”

We hope that he used his diplomatic best, Whole Foods-parent-negotiating-with-their-brat voice.

Axios continues:

“I remember thinking, ‘Wow. He said it. He couldn’t help himself,'” the source said.
A second source who was in the room confirmed this account. “It was a look down and reach for your coffee moment,” the second source said.
A third source, who was briefed at the time on the conversation between Trump and al-Abadi, told me the back and forth “made its rounds” around the National Security Council. “It was still early on in the administration, and we were all still trying to figure out how this was going to go, and so it was one of those horror stories … he’s really going to do this.”

But Wait! There’s MORE!

The president raised the issue of oil again with al-Abadi on a phone call in the summer of 2017. The conversation was vague and didn’t go anywhere, but H.R. McMaster admonished Trump afterward, according to a source with direct knowledge.

Jeebus, he just doesn’t learn, does he?

In the source’s recollection, the former national security adviser said to Trump, “We can’t do this and you shouldn’t talk about it. Because talking about it is just bad,” the source said, channeling McMaster, “It’s bad for America’s reputation, it’ll spook allies, it scares everybody, and it makes us look like — I don’t remember if he used words this harsh — like criminals and thieves, but that was the point he was trying to get across.”
“You won’t be able to do it anyway and you’ll harm our reputation and your own reputation just from talking about it.”

And there’s still MORE!!1! Dude is a slow, Slow, SLOW learner!

It’s not a one-time thing. Two sources described being in the Situation Room in 2017 with Trump, Defense Secretary Mattis and national security officials discussing Iraq. Both said Trump brought up the prospect of seizing Iraq’s oil, and Mattis pushed back.

“Trump was like, ‘We’re idiots,'” recalled one of the sources who was in the Situation Room for the conversation. “[Trump] was like, ‘What are we doing there, what do we get out of this, why don’t we take the oil?’… And then Mattis spoke up. Made the same point that H.R. made. There’s no physical way to do it. It would be a violation of international law, it would be demoralizing for allies in the region, it would give our enemies propaganda — they’d be able to accuse us of theft.”

And so I guess we now know why Comrade Stupid You’re Fired’ed McMaster and why Mattis seems like he’s gonna be next.

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12 Responses to Dread Pirate Donnie: ‘To The Victor Goes The Spoils, Bigly!’

  1. roket says:

    Does anyone out there really believe that Comrade Preznint Stupid really give a rat’s patooty about the reputation of the US? His motto is to carry a big stick and clobber everything with it.

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  2. Redhand says:

    His stupidity is a bottomless abyss.

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  3. Osiris Opto says:

    Reminds me of Mongo lighting his cigar.

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  4. donnah says:

    I find it slightly terrifying that stupid people elected this guy as their president. He’ll never be my president. But what’s terrifying is that he doesn’t know anything about his job. I know, I know, this is not news, but he believes that we can “take the oil” like some treasure we’ve won. He literally doesn’t understand the difference between the national debt and the deficit. For a guy who claims to be a financial wizard, he knows nothing. And he’s in charge.

    Jesus, people, he doesn’t know how things work!

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  5. Jim says:

    Trump has always been a cheap conman and criminal. He simply doesn’t understand any rule of law nor does he care. He cares only about himself and some vague MAGA bullshit. He’s a staggering useless figure, at this point but still apparently useful as a prop for the Goopers.

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  6. paul fredine says:

    i’m sure it’s something that eats at the back of his mind (fercrissake, is there anything left??) but he won’t make a definite decision until he can figure out a way to pocket the profits without anybody noticing.

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  7. Batman 54 says:

    “There’s no physical way to do it.”
    That’s the part he doesn’t understand. He thinks we can just suck 150 billion barrels of oil out of the ground and walk off with it in a matter of hours. Talk about shit for brains. He really believes it. He’s that fucking ignorant.

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  9. Dennis Cole says:

    My favorite sign during protests over the run-up to the Invasion of Iraq in 2003 read, “How the hell did OUR oil get underneath THEIR sand?”

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  10. Jules MomCat says:

    Balloon-Brain has NO idea of how to behave in diplomacy, and that’s why,
    for the first time in our history, our standing in the world is swirling
    down the drain. He’s destroying our cherished legacy of leadership. The
    rest of the world is alternately laughing their asses off, or staring in
    disbelief.

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