Agencies (Qasioun) – The US President Donald Trump said the decision to launch attacks on the Middle East was the "worst single" error in U.S. history.
Trump made the comments during a wide-ranging interview with The Hill, the president criticized the decision to go into the Middle East after the attacks of 9/11.
"And by the way the worst single mistake ever made in the history of our country -- going into the Middle East, by President Bush. Obama may have gotten 'em out wrong, but going in is to me the biggest single mistake made in the history of our country," Trump said.
"We spent $7 trillion dollars in the Middle East," he continued. "Now if you wanna fix a window some place they say, "oh gee, let's not do it. Seven trillion, and millions of lives -- you know, 'cause I like to count both sides. Millions of lives.
"To me is the worst single mistake made in the history of our country. Civil war you can understand. Civil war, civil war. That's different. For us to have gone into the Middle East, and that was just, that was a bad day for this country, I will tell you."
According to The Hill, a recent estimate by Brown University puts the cost of the Gulf War at somewhere around $5.6 trillion.