War is Heck!
This is an updating post
Fearing to further anger the U.S., Iran launches face-saving missiles 01-07-19 that kill no one and hit nothing. President Trump offers olive branch, challenging Iran to quit exporting hate. Says Iran can prosper if it joins the civilized world. Sky-is-falling Democrats — the appeasement party — are shamed, look weak.
⇒ Did Iran accidentally shoot down the passenger flight leaving Teheran? Speculated here.
Paranoia: “Trump’s decision to kill Soleimani is beginning to look like a reckless gamble.” — CNN’s national security analysts, Tuesday 01-07-2020.
“It’s hard to see how this ends without disaster.” — Michelle Goldberg, NY Times 01-06-2020.
Reality: “If this was Iran’s response, then killing Soleimani was a major victory for Trump.” — Philip Klein, Wednesday 01-08-2020.
Even Today: Mark Pocan and A.O.C.’s Squad are mourning a terrorist even today: “If Congress had listened to the Progressive caucus the killing of Soleimani would never have happened.” — 01-08-2020.
Um, about the Democrats’ proposed handcuffs: House Democrats had been planning to vote on a resolution this week to limit President Donald Trump’s authority to go to war with Iran, in an effort to repudiate Trump’s decision to kill a top Iranian military figure last week. But now, Democrats say they are likely to pause — if not abandon — their plans for a war powers resolution. — Politico 01-08-2020.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: A particularly nice touch was Trump promising 52 targets, one for each 1979 hostage. That is resolve any terrorist can understand.