Fox News show host Tucker Carlson criticized Washington war hawks after President Donald Trump’s drone attack on Iran this week, saying it delivered what regime change supporters have wanted for decades, but putting the US at risk for a war it shouldn’t take on.
Taking out Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Thursday’s Drone attack was a pivot point,’ he said during his Friday broadcast.
‘Neocons in Washington understood that immediately’.
Among proponents of the attack, former national security adviser Michael Bolton sent a congratulatory tweet to ‘all involved in eliminating Qassem Soleimani’.
‘Long in the making, this was a decisive blow against Iran’s malign Quds Force activities worldwide, Bolton wrote. ‘Hope this is the first step to regime change in Iran’.
But Trump backed off the regime-change strategy, saying after the attack that Soleimani was plotting ‘imminent and sinister attacks’.
The US was preventing war and not seeking regime change, Trump added.
Carlson noted that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in an interview with CNN, did not say there was a threat to the US homeland specifically.
Instead, Pompeo said there were ‘threats located in the region’, which the Fox news show host ‘translated’ to mean in ‘hostile Middle Eastern countries’, where US troops wouldn’t be in the ‘first place’.
The Fox News host argued that there were bigger questions looming regarding the Middle East that US officials were refusing to look at. He noted that Iranian leaders have vowed a ‘forceful revenge’ in response to Soleimani’s death.
‘It’s no exaggeration to say that by the next time this show airs, we could be engaged in a conflict, a real conflict, with Iran,’ he said during his Friday broadcast. ‘From Iran’s perspective, we’re already there.’
‘No one in Washington is in a mood for big-picture questions right now,’ he said during his Friday broadcast.
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Source: Daily Mail