Less than a week into a dangerous, highly sensitive new frontier of relations with Iran, the Trump administration is already showing its ass.

The day after the Iraqi government voted to expel all U.S. troops in response to last week’s drone-strike assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani at the Baghdad International Airport, a letter from the Department of Defense to the Iraqi military was leaked by an Iran-backed TV channel in Iraq. The letter noted that U.S. forces in the nation would “prepare for onward movement” out of respect for Iraq’s “sovereign decision to order our departure.”

Multiple news outlets confirmed the authenticity of the letter, which seemed to run counter President Trump’s contention on Sunday that the U.S. would not leave Iraq unless the

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