US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump implied during a speech in Greensboro, North Carolina that US soldiers had stolen recovery funds sent to Iraq during the war.
“Iraq, crooked as hell… Millions and millions of dollars and handing it out? I want to know, who are the soldiers that had that job because I think they’re living very well right now, whoever they may be,” Trump said Tuesday night, as quoted by CNN.
In September 2015, he made similar remarks about the $50 million of recovery funds sent to Afghanistan, implying that money never reached the destination, while soldiers in charge were enriched.
The Republican is an outspoken critic of the US foreign policy in the Middle East, including invasions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.