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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 ...


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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