Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said bombing Iran would be relatively quick, painless – and facilitate diplomatic negotiations.
The freshman senator said Tuesday on the Family Research Council’s “Washington Watch” radio program that military action against Iran’s nuclear capabilities might be preferable to entering a deal negotiated by the Obama administration, reported Buzzfeed.
“Even if military action were required — and we certainly should have kept the credible threat of military force on the table throughout which always improves diplomacy — the president is trying to make you think it would be 150,000 heavy mechanized troops on the ground in the Middle East again as we saw in Iraq and that’s simply not the case,” Cotton said.
Cotton said full-scale war – like the lengthy Iraq War – would be unnecessary, arguing that diplomacy could be prodded along with a quick bombing raid.
“It would be something more along the lines of what President (Bill) Clinton did in December 1998 during Operation Desert Fox,” he said.
“Several days (of) air and naval bombing against Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction facilities for exactly the same kind of behavior (used to justify the Iraq War), for interfering with weapons inspectors and for disobeying Security Council resolutions,” Cotton said. “All we’re asking is that the president simply be as tough as in the protection of America’s national security interest as Bill Clinton was.”
Ex-white nationalist issues horrifying warning Trump’s government is neglecting the ‘domestic extremism problem’
Former white supremacist Christian Picciolini noted in an interview with MSNBC Sunday that the United States is dealing with a severe domestic terrorism problem, but that the Donald Trump administration is asleep at the wheel.
Since the El Paso shooting, there have been more than 30 thwarted mass shootings and at least two of those were directly related to domestic terrorism. Luckily state and local police were able to step in, and Americans have been more likely to warn law enforcement about possible attacks.
‘What could possibly go wrong?’ MSNBC panel laughs at Trump stupidity on dropping a bomb to stop hurricanes
An MSNBC panel couldn't help but laugh and joke at the news that President Donald Trump asked if hurricanes could be stopped with a nuclear bomb.
The incident reportedly took place after multiple hurricanes hit the U.S. numerous times. Axios reporter Jonathan Swan told MSNBC Sunday that scientists did research the question in 1961, but the conspiracy has persisted and that there is a factsheet dispelling the myth on the National Geographic's website.
He’s trying ‘to get under Trump’s skin’: Reporter Olivia Nuzzi outlines Joe Walsh’s impact on 2020
Republican strategist Shermichael Singleton explained during an MSNBC panel discussion that former Rep. Joe Walsh isn't likely to peel away many voters from Trump as someone who is "Trump-light." New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi, however, thinks Walsh with have a more significant impact, whether or not he can win the primary race.
During a CNN panel discussion, Nuzzi similarly noted that Walsh's primary purpose could be to troll the president.