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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tom Cotton: Just drop a few bombs on Iran and that will solve the Middle East problems.

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. - 


Anonymous said...

Tehran Tom appears to be a money whore.

Who knew?

Rational Nation USA said...

Does anyone with a modicum of sense believe anything this chowder head says? I think not.

Infidel753 said...

"Meteor" is an apt term for him. A mindless lump of debris, giving off far more heat than light, plummeting quickly down to Earth, and bound to make a big mess wherever he ends up.

To all the consequences of an attack listed, add the alienation of one of the most pro-American populations in the Middle East and probably the world (not that the warmongers seem to care whether anybody likes us), and the global impact of the US having gone so berserk as to attack a country we had already negotiated an agreement with. Not only Iran but likely a dozen other countries world-wide would be inspired to launch nuclear-weapons programs, knowing that they too might someday have to deter an American government gone crazy.

I understand some of us have reservations about Hillary, but we cannot take even the ghost of a chance of these lunatics getting into power in 2016.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Infidel753: "... the global impact of the US having gone so berserk as to attack a country we had already negotiated an agreement with."

Above all their other insane ideas, this is the worst. The neocons banging the drums for war have only one goal, and that is to support Nuttyahoo and his right wing nutters.

Shaw Kenawe said...

RN USA, Cotton is the right's newest shiny object.

Anon, yes, follow the money.

Jerry Critter said...

Perhaps Cotton and McCain can sing a duet.

skudrunner said...

That is the ultimate Yellow Dog Democrat statement. Hillary may be horrible but she is our horrible.

Rational Nation USA said...

Perhaps Cotton and McCain can sing a duet.

I'm thinking Cotton and Cruz Jerry.

Jerry Critter said...

I was going with the "bomb, bomb, bomb..." Comment.