|Cotton's favorite song: "Bomb, bomb, bomb...bomb, bomb Iran!"|
Sen. Tom Cotton[head] (R-BSC) Thinks a great way to negotiate with Iran is to threaten them with bombing, unless they give into our demands, and dropping a few bombs on Iran would be a great way to deal with Middle East problems. This is the right wing's newest hero. A guy who thinks it would be fabulous for America and our military to enter into another Middle East war with a country far better equipped to retaliate throughout the region than Saddam Hussein's Iraq was.
Reckless is too mild a term to describe this cotton-headed war hawk.
Eliminating Iran's nuclear facilities with U.S. missile strikes would take a matter of days, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said in a radio interview Tuesday.
"Even if military action were required -- and we certainly should have kept the credible threat of military force on the table throughout which always improves diplomacy -- the president is trying to make you think it would be 150,000 heavy mechanized troops on the ground in the Middle East again as we saw in Iraq.
That's simply not the case," Cotton told Tony Perkins on the Family Research Council's Washington Watch program, according to CNN.
The obvious follow-up question, however, is: What happens after the bombing ceases? Cotton, a defense hawk who gained prominence by authoring a controversial letter in protest of nuclear negotiations with Iran, didn't get into that answer Tuesday.
But several high-ranking U.S. military officials have already made the consequences of bombing clear. "The United States would obviously be blamed and we could possibly be the target of retaliation from Iran, striking our ships, striking our military bases," former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in 2011, adding that "severe economic consequences ... could impact a very fragile economy in Europe and a fragile economy here in the United States." --HuffPost
Why would a man who knows the horror of war want to see the United States dragged into another morass? Follow the money. Cotton can be bought:
Cotton Received More Than $1 Million From Israel Lobby
Neocon meteor Sen. Cotton is funded by Abrams, Adelson and Kristol and loves war a little too much -
"...neoconservatives reached out and groomed Tom Cotton when they saw him coming down the pike. The Harvard College and Harvard Law grad spent just one term in the Congress before challenging and defeating Mark Pryor last fall. And he got tons of money then from the Israel lobby. -