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DonViejo

(60,536 posts)
Sun Jun 16, 2019, 01:32 PM Jun 2019

Sen. Tom Cotton calls for unauthorized 'retaliatory strike' on Iran with 'the fire and fury...

Sen. Tom Cotton calls for unauthorized ‘retaliatory strike’ on Iran with ‘the fire and fury of the military’

Published 2 hours ago on June 16, 2019 By David Edwards

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) on Sunday called for a “retaliatory strike on Iran” after Trump administration officials alleged that the country is behind attacks on oil tankers.

“Well, Iran for 40 years has engaged in this kind of attacks, going back to 1980s,” Cotton told CBS host Margaret Brennan. “These unprovoked attacks a warrant retaliatory strikes,” he added. “We can make a military response in the time and matter of our choosing.”

“A retaliatory strike?” Brennan pressed. “As someone who sits in Congress, do you believe that he can act, the administration can act without coming to Congress first?”

“Yes, Margaret,” Cotton replied, “going back to President Washington and all the way to President Trump, the fastest way to get the fire and fury of the military unleashed on you is interfering with the open navigation in the sea and air and this is what Iran is doing in one of the most important choke points.”

“The president has the right to act to defend American interests certainly it would be keeping in what President Obama did unwisely in Libya,” he argued.

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Sen. Tom Cotton calls for unauthorized 'retaliatory strike' on Iran with 'the fire and fury... (Original Post) DonViejo Jun 2019 OP
based on what? Liar in cheif's word? Bolton's word? beachbum bob Jun 2019 #1
Don't they have one of those cages for Norman Bates? Sneederbunk Jun 2019 #2
Someone's itching to nuke Iran for taking over the American Embassy 40+ years ago. no_hypocrisy Jun 2019 #3
Trumpsky has practically said he'd like to use them. Harker Jun 2019 #9
FFS, here we go again. Iraq warmed up. n/t RKP5637 Jun 2019 #4
Iran would make shanti Jun 2019 #17
Definitely! No matter what the fool in the WH thinks, Iran is no push over. n/t RKP5637 Jun 2019 #18
Here's the thing: shanti Jun 2019 #19
We have so many mentally ugly people in the US. That and what you said is truly RKP5637 Jun 2019 #21
fox this morning, Rep from Texas, supports everything about trump empedocles Jun 2019 #5
The rabid warmonger Harker Jun 2019 #6
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Jun 2019 #7
Well said!!! K&R!!! I am so fed up with America and its F'en wars!!! My whole life the US has RKP5637 Jun 2019 #14
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Jun 2019 #16
Let's see. We want to start a world war so oil prices will skyrocket democratisphere Jun 2019 #8
Such a pathetic little man he is. n/t BlueStater Jun 2019 #10
War monger. Amercan wasn't attacked. Nothiing American was attacked. Liberal In Texas Jun 2019 #11
We knew MF45 was going to start a war, most likely with Iran. smirkymonkey Jun 2019 #12
Tehran Tom has a primary challenger backtoblue Jun 2019 #13
Good news!! nt SWBTATTReg Jun 2019 #20
It is a republican primary. The other person is likely crazier than he is. nt Blue_true Jun 2019 #23
I don't think we're anywhere near done with this lunatic BannonsLiver Jun 2019 #25
Molly Jong-Fast: Leghorn21 Jun 2019 #15
The danger of Tom Cotton struggle4progress Jun 2019 #22
Funny how much they love BIG government when they're in power. VOX Jun 2019 #24
"Shock and awe" trev Jun 2019 #26
I wish somebody would end this before it's too late. Doodley Jun 2019 #27
Can't the Rump take some pictures in front of the "Mission Accomplished" banner ProudLib72 Jun 2019 #28
Fuck you, Tom Cotton and all your war monger buddies. walkingman Jun 2019 #29
++ CentralMass Jun 2019 #30

Harker

(13,728 posts)
9. Trumpsky has practically said he'd like to use them.
Sun Jun 16, 2019, 01:50 PM
Jun 2019

His ugly name will echo through history one way or another.

shanti

(21,666 posts)
19. Here's the thing:
Sun Jun 16, 2019, 04:54 PM
Jun 2019

Americans have never had any foreign military attacks on the continental U.S. They have NO IDEA how things would be if it were so. The coastlines would, of course, be attacked first, and the deplorables in the flyover states wouldn't give a damn...for a while anyway. Being on the coast, it scares the bejeezus out of me!

RKP5637

(66,961 posts)
21. We have so many mentally ugly people in the US. That and what you said is truly
Sun Jun 16, 2019, 07:03 PM
Jun 2019

frightening for the future of the US.

empedocles

(15,751 posts)
5. fox this morning, Rep from Texas, supports everything about trump
Sun Jun 16, 2019, 01:43 PM
Jun 2019

slavishly. The 'con 'hoped Iran was ready for revolution'.

Harker

(13,728 posts)
6. The rabid warmonger
Sun Jun 16, 2019, 01:48 PM
Jun 2019

makes the run of the mill variety appear reasonable by comparison.

Tick... tick... tick...

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

RKP5637

(66,961 posts)
14. Well said!!! K&R!!! I am so fed up with America and its F'en wars!!! My whole life the US has
Sun Jun 16, 2019, 02:17 PM
Jun 2019

been at war with someone over some crap. The MIC is probably licking it's chops over more potential profits!

Response to RKP5637 (Reply #14)

democratisphere

(17,235 posts)
8. Let's see. We want to start a world war so oil prices will skyrocket
Sun Jun 16, 2019, 01:49 PM
Jun 2019

and the Saudi's and other energy producers will have a windfall followed by sustained higher prices. Drumpf hates America and Americans and will bankrupt our country.

Liberal In Texas

(13,344 posts)
11. War monger. Amercan wasn't attacked. Nothiing American was attacked.
Sun Jun 16, 2019, 01:52 PM
Jun 2019

So where are the "American Interests?"

And congress is supposed to declare war. Not the president!

 

smirkymonkey

(63,221 posts)
12. We knew MF45 was going to start a war, most likely with Iran.
Sun Jun 16, 2019, 01:57 PM
Jun 2019

He has been itching for this. And now that he realizes that his poll numbers are not where he expects them to be, this is the perfect opportunity to create another diversion from all his other failures as a president and human being. It will only be another disaster in a long line of disasters.

backtoblue

(11,258 posts)
13. Tehran Tom has a primary challenger
Sun Jun 16, 2019, 01:57 PM
Jun 2019

Josh Mahony of Fayetteville

Not where I can pull up his campaign site, but this race needs some light shed...

Oh, and F&_$ you tom.



BannonsLiver

(16,047 posts)
25. I don't think we're anywhere near done with this lunatic
Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:40 PM
Jun 2019

Arkansas will keep sending him to DC in perpetuity. He’ll probably run for President at some point.

struggle4progress

(117,807 posts)
22. The danger of Tom Cotton
Sun Jun 16, 2019, 07:15 PM
Jun 2019

By James Downie
Opinions editor
June 16 at 6:11 PM

... the Arkansas Republican has managed to surprise interviewers twice in recent weeks with just how welcoming he is of conflict.

On Sunday’s “Face the Nation,” Cotton followed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who forcefully argued that evidence proves Iran was behind Thursday’s attacks on two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz. It should be noted that other countries such as Germany and Japan do not believe that the evidence released so far proves that Iran was behind the attacks. But overconfident predictions about intelligence have never backfired on the United States, aside from that one war about supposed weapons of mass destruction that dragged on for years with hundreds of thousands of deaths. Regardless, when host Margaret Brennan asked whether the president had the authority to strike Iran, Pompeo thankfully dismissed the idea, saying, “I don’t want to get into hypotheticals.”

Cotton took a different view ...

... In May, Cotton appeared on PBS’s “Firing Line,” where host Margaret Hoover asked him, “Could we win a war with Iran?” Cotton answered “yes” with a speed that seemed to surprise Hoover: “That didn’t take you a second,” she replied. And it was here that things got alarming: “Two strikes,” said Cotton, “the first strike and the last strike,” would be enough to win.

This is, to put it mildly, delusional ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/06/16/danger-tom-cotton/?utm_term=.3975e1e9d742

VOX

(22,976 posts)
24. Funny how much they love BIG government when they're in power.
Sun Jun 16, 2019, 09:39 PM
Jun 2019

They pivot from “drowning it in the bathtub” to irradiating it into Godzilla:

-Adherence to the rule of LAW by the nation’s top executives and their supporting political party? NO, says big RW government.
-Women’s equality and reproductive rights? NO, says big RW government.
-Concentration of extraordinary power in the executive branch? YES, says big RW government.
-Secured national elections? NO, says big RW government.
-Go to war WITHOUT the consent of the people (Congress)? YES, says big RW government.
-Conspire with a hostile foreign power to win elections and financial gain? YES, says big RW government.
-A fair shake for POC and GLBTQ folk? NO, says big RW government.
-Quality healthcare for Americans? NO, says big RW government.
-Minority rule by the outdated Electoral College, gerrymandering, and voter suppression? YES, says big RW government.
-Denial of science and the existential threat of climate change? YES, says big RW government.
-Profiting monetarily off one’s office while “serving”? YES, says big RW government.

Sadly, this list could go on and on. If these criminals aren’t tossed out one way or another, we are all thoroughly (sorry, but...) fucked.

IMPEACH NOW. It doesn’t get rid of the problem, but it brands the S.O.B. as the asshole he is. And who knows what insanity the 2020 election will bring? There are no guarantees anymore.

Hold 45 accountable, NOW.

ProudLib72

(17,984 posts)
28. Can't the Rump take some pictures in front of the "Mission Accomplished" banner
Sun Jun 16, 2019, 11:14 PM
Jun 2019

and call it quits? He gets his photo op. His base gets to claim he's the most wonderful thing ever. We don't actually go to war. Everybody wins.

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