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With U.S. troop convoys making their way back into Iraq, the Monday evening newscasts of CBS and NBC showed off images of troop carriers being assailed by Kurds who were lobbing “potatoes and other objects” at them as they drove by. NBC, in particular, was vicious enough to highlight a sign trying to shame U.S. troops and blame them for the deaths of children.
“Some troops may be kept to protect oil fields from ISIS. And as Holly Williams reports tonight from the Syrian border with Turkey, departing U.S. troops are getting a hostile sendoff,” announced failing CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell.
Foreign correspondent Holly Williams began her report by pointing out the “potatoes and other objects being thrown at an American convoy by furious locals in northeastern Syria today. They also hurled abuse.”
She lamented how the U.S. used to be “beloved” in the region and pushed an assertion that President Trump was responsible for “ethnic cleansing.”