US Politics in Trump era Public date: 14.11.2019 12:15:01

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3 Feb 2017

Travel Ban Drives Wedge Between Iraqi Soldiers and Americans

Capt. Ahmed Adnan al-Musawe had survived another day battling Islamic State fighters in Mosul last weekend when he heard startling news: The new American president had temporarily barred Iraqis from entering the  United States and wanted tougher vetting. Captain Musawe, who commands an infantry unit of the Iraqi Army’s elite counter terrorism force, considers himself already fully vetted: He has been trained by American officers in Iraq and in Jordan. “If America doesn’t want Iraqis because we are all terrorists, then America should send its sons back to Iraq to fight the terrorists themselves,” Captain Musawe told a New York Times reporter
Capt. Ahmed Adnan al-Musawe had survived another day battling Islamic State fighters in Mosul last weekend...

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