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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 01:32 PM Jun 2019

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

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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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
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