On War Crimes and Other Things

They’re allowed to kill our people. They’re allowed to torture and maim  our people. They’re allowed to use roadside bombs and blow up our  people. And we’re not allowed to touch their cultural sites? It doesn’t work that way.
“...[t]he policy of the United States government is clear: the unlawful  destruction or trafficking of cultural heritage is deplorable—we  unequivocally oppose it, and we will take all feasible steps to halt,  limit, and discourage it…The United States looks forward to strengthened international cooperation, and to finding new channels of  cooperation for the protection and preservation of cultural heritage in  armed conflicts, in order to preserve this priceless inheritance for  future generations.”
“If they do ask us to leave, if we don’t do it in a very friendly basis, we will charge them sanctions like they’ve never seen before. It’ll make Iranian sanctions look somewhat tame...We have an extraordinarily expensive air base that's there. It cost billions of dollars to build. Long before my time. We're not leaving unless they pay us back for it...If there’s any hostility, that they do anything we think is inappropriate, we are going to put sanctions on Iraq, very big sanctions on Iraq.”

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