Rudy defends Trump idea U.S. should've ‘taken the oil' from Iraq

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Sunday defended Donald Trump’s suggestion last week that the U.S. should have taken Iraq’s oil after it invaded the country.

“Until the war is over, anything’s legal,” said Giuliani, a surrogate for and adviser to the GOP nominee, on ABC’s “This Week.”

When host George Stephanopoulos insisted that taking such an action would “just be theft” and asked, “that’s not legal, is it,” Giuliani shot back.

“Of course it’s legal. It’s a war,” Giuliani said.

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At a nationally televised commander-in-chief forum last week, Trump suggested that U.S. forces should have taken over Iraq’s resources before leaving.

At a nationally televised commander-in-chief forum last week, Trump suggested that U.S. forces should have taken over Iraq’s resources before leaving.

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“He (didn’t) say we should take it for ourselves necessarily, that we should secure it so it doesn’t get taken by terrorist forces, and then we can have some say, some control over the distribution of it,” Giuliani said. “If we had secured that oil, we would not be dealing with ISIS today. They wouldn’t exist.”

At a nationally televised commander-in-chief forum last week, Trump suggested that U.S. forces should have taken over Iraq’s resources before leaving.

“If we’re going to get out, take the oil. If we would’ve taken the oil, you wouldn’t have ISIS. ISIS formed with the power and the wealth of that oil,” he said then.

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