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  • To what extent do you think President Trump has thought through the consequences of these decisions?

  • I'm the president of Iraq and Mr. Trump is the president of the United States.

  • I deal with the consequences of the policy of the United States.

  • You as an American, you can think about how your decision making is done.

  • I don't interfere in domestic affairs of the United States.

  • No, I fully understand that.

  • I mean, but do you think that they know that these consequences or what's going to happen?

  • We have had serious conversations about this with senior American officials.

  • And I've said that the military defeat of ISIS is an important victory, but not incomplete and precarious too as well.

  • It can easily unravel.

  • And this is what I'm worried about.

  • Five years of blood, treasure, effort.

  • A lot of human misery went into defeating ISIS.

  • This victory was not easy, and for anyone to become complacent about it is terrible, reckless, dangerous, tragic.

  • It sounds like you're worried about what President Trump has done in northern Syria.

  • The entire neighborhood is is concerned about the implications of this policy.

  • The Turkish invasion, U.S. policy, and its implications for the wider U.S. policy in the Middle East.

  • This is causing everybody to recalibrate, to rethink.

  • And the implications for the Middle East are huge.

To what extent do you think President Trump has thought through the consequences of these decisions?

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Iraqi president: It is "reckless" to become complacent about defeating ISIS

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    Lian posted on 2019/11/05
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