The U.S. is getting dangerously close to a war with Iran, after the Islamic Republic was credited by U.S. intelligence for attacking oil tankers and allegedly downed a U.S. drone near their country’s airspace earlier today.
President Trump took to Twitter to talk tough on Iran:
Iran made a very big mistake!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 20, 2019
The neocon hawks of the conservative media complex who supported the Iraq War are cheering on Trump to commit acts of war in Iran:
Tucker opened his show by praising Trump for resisting calls to war with Iran.
When his show ended, Sean Hannity promised Trump "will bomb the hell out of" Iran, because this is "simple peace through strength"
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— Madeline Peltz (@peltzmadeline) June 21, 2019
However, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is doing his best to salvage President Trump’s foreign policy. He is pleading with the President not to go to a disastrous war with Iran.
“You know, I’m for less troops in the Middle East. I think it’s a mistake to keep ramping things up. One of the things I liked about President Trump is that he said the Iraq War was a mistake. I think an Iran War would be an even bigger mistake than the Iraq War. We lost over 4,000 soldiers there,” Paul said to Neil Cavuto on Fox News.
“I don’t think we need to get involved in another war. Iran is really not someone that we depend on for oil. The Middle East, in fact, we don’t depend on for oil anymore. And so, no, I think it’d be a mistake to get involved in another shooting war,” he added.
President Trump is not unaware that there are forces out there trying to sabotage his ‘America First’ foreign policy to keep endless war going in the Middle East for their own benefit.
“We have tremendous power economically. If I can solve things economically, that’s the way I want to do it,” Trump said last month.
The President even talked of the negative influence of the military-industrial complex, perhaps the first to do so since President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s farewell address before he left higher office.
“Well, I’m the one that talks about these wars that are 19 years and people are just there, and don’t kid yourself, we do have a military-industrial complex. They do like war!” Trump exclaimed.
“You have people here in Washington, they never want to leave!” Trump said in an exacerbated tone.
Trump would be wise to listen to Paul and not the warmongers in his party who have been wrong over and over again for decades.