Trump: US never agreed to protect Kurds in Syria

President Donald Trump decided earlier this month to pull U.S. troops out of northeastern Syria, allowing Turkey to attack the U.S.-allied Syrian Kurds.
2:00 | 10/21/19

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Transcript for Trump: US never agreed to protect Kurds in Syria
Well I don't think it's going to be necessary 10 lead troops it's very dangerous very you know we had 28 troops as it turns out because at fifty was playing it. And yet an army and both sides of this flips us troops would have been like. I don't think it's. Necessary other than that we secure the it's been a little different section police security. And the other reason region where we've been asked by Israel. And Jordan to leave a small number of troops is a totally different sections of Syria near Jordan. And plus Israel. And that's a totally different section that's a totally different. Mindset. So we have a small group there. And we security do you know whether that is no reason for in our opinion and again that parents are going to be what you were working with the courage and good relationship with the parents. But we never meet him. You know protect the Kurds we spoiling them three and a half to four years whenever we can't protect the Kurds for the rest of us remember this. When Iraq was fighting the parents everybody thought we're gonna fight with the princess that well a little strange that we're fighting with the Packers. When we just spent four trillion dollars on Iraq and now going to be fighting Iraq. So what I did as I said we're not gonna take a position let them fight. Themselves I thought occurs when did very well let's go to Paris well well Iraq moved into the courage left. They didn't focus it'd have lost Clinton. A lot of people have been when they fight with us you know when you have ten billion dollars worth of airplanes. Shooting ten miles in front of here line it's it's much easier to fight. But that they were. Not help but we regret helped them to. Vilified us should of the hit it costs so little fighting house. But we ever agree whereas an agreement that said we have to stay in the Middle East for the rest of humanity for the rest of civilization. To protect occurrences that resulted.

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