"The mystery behind the Iraq withdrawal letter (Video)"
The Duran Quick Take: Episode 427 (January 9, 2020)
The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the origins, and possible authors, of the “Iraq withdrawal letter” leaked to Iraqi media, prompting U.S. General Milley and Defense Secretary Mark Esper to excuse the letter away as an “unauthorized draft” and “an honest mistake
[Discussion about U.S. [war-workers] on Iraqi bases and their possible endangerment after U.S. assassination of Iranian General.]
[12:00] Alexander Mercouris: “And with those troops isolated in bases where they are surrounded by Iraqi troops, there is a potential for those U.S. troops to find themselves in danger if this situation escalates. And it could be that someone within the Pentagon genuinely concerned for the safety of U.S. troops in Iraq put together this letter, circulated it withing these middle-ranking people within the Department of Defense and that somehow, in some unexplained way, it found its way to the government of Iraq. This is to me, and there is a lot of guess-work here, and I don’t want to say what actually happened, but it’s the most plausible explanation I can come up with. And it does highlight how vulnerable these U.S. troops in Iraq are if we have an escalation of the situation there.