The Daily Caller
June 21, 2019
Retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor appealed to history to argue against a “stupid, pointless, unnecessary war with Iran” during a Thursday night appearance on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
Already heightened tensions with Iran were exacerbated when a surface-to-air missile hit a high-altitude U.S. Navy drone Thursday over the Straight of Hormuz.
“I don’t want to be paranoid but I have watched this before,” said Fox News host Tucker Carlson as he introduced the topic. “It does seem as if the president is strongly opposed to conflict with Iran. He knows it will define his administration. He knows that it doesn’t serve American interests. But the people who work for him are pushing the United States into a position where war is likely if not inevitable. Am I imagining this?”
“No,” said Macgregor. “I don’t think you are. The president has had his first Vietnam moment. He walked up to the abyss and looked over the edge and said ‘no thank you.’ He followed his instincts, thank goodness, and walked back. He has no interest in going to war, but you are right. He is surrounded by people in the Defense Department, chain of demand, his own national security staff and the State Department who are absolutely committed to finding ways to attack Iran. I think the president understands that an attack on Iran would result in an all-out war.”
This article was posted: Friday, June 21, 2019 at 6:32 am