The U.S. Will No Longer Be the Police of the World, President Trump Demands
July 2, 2019 (EIRNS)—President Donald Trump told Fox’s Tucker Carlson that after 19 years in Afghanistan, the U.S. force is no longer there to win a war, but has become a police force, and it must end.
In the interview broadcast July 1, Trump said:
“With Afghanistan, it’s 19 years and we should not have been there 19 years.... And we have the greatest fighters in the world. But when you’re 19 years, you’re really becoming like a police force. So we have pulled it back. We’re actually negotiating with various people. But we want to get out. We want to get out of a lot of areas that we’re in. We shouldn’t be there. We’re the policeman for the whole world.
“You know, if you look at Russia, Russia doesn’t police the world. Russia has—you know, they police Russia. You look at China. They don’t police. They don’t have troops everywhere. What they have is, they have people taking the minerals out of the ground. They don’t have troops.
“We have a case in Afghanistan where we have troops on one mountain, it’s a very mountainous country, rough country, beautiful country, actually in a lot of ways. But we have troops, and on the other mountain ridge, China is there with big excavating equipment, taking out minerals. They don’t have [troops]—now, it’s pretty dangerous for them, because their people tend to be shot as they’re operating the machines. You know, it’s not exactly the safest place.”