Mike Pompeo is like Robert McNamara who goaded Lyndon Johnson into escalating the Viet Nam War in the sixties.
John Bolton is like the new Dick Cheney, who fanned the flames of war with made-up tales of weapons of mass destruction.
This is the same John Bolton who always downplays the value of diplomacy and has rarely seen an adversary he didn’t want to go to war against.
These two chicken hawks, Bolton and Pompeo, are chomping at the bit to start some kind of new conflict. They both want regime change.
All Iran has to do is make the slightest “apparent” provocation. Doofus Trump claims he does not want war, yet he’s put these crazy ass warmongers in these critical positions.
With the constant drumbeat for war with Iran coming from the Trump White House, many people can still remember how we entered two fraudulently and tragically failed wars during the past 55 years cannot help being concerned by alarming echoes of past disasters. The bogus Gulf of Tonkin attack set off a full-scale war in Vietnam in 1964, and contrived evidence of Iraqi nuclear weapons development resulted in the 2003 invasion.
Trump has excoriated Bush relentlessly for starting the Iraq War and Trump campaigned relentlessly that Hillary wanted to start a war.
But now a panicking Donald Trump could well benefit by starting a conflict and diverting our attention from the investigations into his traitorous criminal administration, the failure of his trade war with China, and the declining prospects for his reelection in 2020.
Every week the Trump administration is taking a yet more confrontational posture that could easily lead to armed conflict with Iran.
Before Bolton and Pompeo lead the U.S. into yet another disastrous war, our lawmakers must repeal the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for the Use of Military Force and secure the passage of the Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act. The U.S. can ill afford to stumble into yet another forever war in the Mideast.
We must not repeat these horrible actions by launching an attack on the Iranians based on suspicious claims of the danger they pose to the United States and its allies.