GOP Senator Tom Cotton recklessly says the U.S could win a war against Iran with ‘two strikes’

In what could well be a hint that the Trump administration is indeed making plans for military action against Iran, Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) said Tuesday that even if a war between the U.S. and Iran were to become a reality, it would be over with in “two strikes” from the United States.

During an appearance on “Firing Line,” Cotton was asked by host Margaret Hoover:

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“Could we win a war with Iran?”

Cotton calmly replied:

“Yes.”

Clearly taken somewhat aback, Hoover noted:

“That didn’t take you a second.”

The senator icily responded:

“Two strikes: the first strike and a last strike.”

Senator Cotton was quick to add that he wasn’t advocating for a war with Iran:

“I don’t advocate military action against Iran. I’m simply delivering the message that if Iran were to attack the United States, it would be a grave miscalculation on their part and there would be a furious response.”

Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), whose son is serves in the military, made it clear that he doesn’t agree with Cotton, writing on Twitter:

As The Hill notes, Trump seems bound and determined to provoke a military confrontation with Iran:

The already contentious relationship further deteriorated last week after the Trump administration announced a U.S. carrier strike group would head to the region in response to unspecified “troubling and escalatory indications and warnings.”

The move was reportedly prompted in part by intelligence that Tehran gave permission to some of its proxy forces to attack U.S. military assets and personnel in the region.

The real reason for the heated rhetoric against Iran may be an attempt to distract us all from the endless scandals growing around the president, who is desperate to change the topic with Special Counsel Robert Mueller preparing to testify before Congress within the next couple of weeks.

Ask yourself this question: Do you doubt that a man as craven and utterly deranged as Donald Trump would hesitate for a second to start a military confrontation in order to save his own skin? And that question prompts yet another one: Isn’t it time this madman was removed from office?

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