We stand on the precipice of World War III. Fortunately, the Iranians offered a solution, a way out of this dynamic threat. Remember when the Iranians used to be the irrational ones? Well, now they are the stable party. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted a warning this morning.
The Speaker said that she was “closely monitoring” this fluid situation. She also warned of “needless provocation” from Trump:
‘Closely monitoring the situation following bombings targeting U.S. troops in Iraq. We must ensure the safety of our service members, including ending needless provocations from the Administration and demanding that Iran cease its violence. America & world cannot afford war.’
As Pelosi well know, the Iranians were 17 hits out of 19 with their sophisticated bomb tracking system when they struck the oil fields. They could have done very serious damage over the night if they had wanted to do so. If they had, the president might have taken the final fatal step into the abyss of another endless war.
This administration has gutted the national security staff, and broken all the normal ties such as back-channeling from our allies. He has basically created his going-it-alone world when he needs support the most.
The president’s dangerous, ill-advised killing of Iran’s top military man could have easily drug us into that war. He has gutted his national security department and surrounded himself with three rabid war hawks: Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Senate Chair of the Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
Pelosi was right. This is not about party. It is about the survival of Americans, and Congress must act.
Twitter world went wild over Pelosi’s tweet. Check out how Americans reacted to it below:
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