By John Lee.
US Presidential candidate Donald Trump has said that the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) grew because the United States failed to “take the oil” in Iraq after invading the country, allowing IS to use it to finance their operations.
He told NBC:
“I’ve always said, shouldn’t be there, but if we’re gonna get out, take the oil. If we would’ve taken the oil, you wouldn’t have ISIS because ISIS formed with the power and wealth of the oil.
“It used to be to the victor belonged the spoils. Now, there was no victor there, believe me, there was no victor.“
(Sources: Bloomberg, Fox News)