Friday morning we woke up to the news that we were extremely close to starting a potential war with Iran. Now we know more precisely that we were about 10 minutes away from a major escalation. Donald Trump talked about his plans in a tweet and it raises more questions than it answers. Here’s part of what he said:
We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different sights when I asked, how many will die. 150 people, sir, was the answer from a General. 10 minutes before the strike I stopped it, not proportionate to shooting down an unmanned drone. I am in no hurry, our Military is rebuilt, new, and ready to go, by far the best in the world. Sanctions are biting & more added last night. Iran can NEVER have Nuclear Weapons, not against the USA, and not against the WORLD!
Mideast expert Ilan Goldenberg says, “This is a question you should ask BEFORE authorizing military action.”
Conservative writer Bill Kristol responded saying:
He’s held the office of president for two and a half years. He has no idea how to behave as president of the United States. He has no idea how to be president of the United States.