Fox News host Tucker Carlson left viewers speechless.
Carlson was known as one of the biggest supporters of Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” agenda.
But Tucker Carlson turned heads by telling one 2020 truth Trump didn’t want to hear.
During a recent broadcast, Carlson broke down the fallout from Donald Trump ordering a drone strike that took out Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force’s General Qassem Soleimani.
President Trump made it clear this strike was not meant to start a war and that the United States did not seek regime change.
But that did not stop neocons and swamp Republicans from advocating for war with Iran.
“Congratulations to all involved in eliminating Qassem Soleimani. Long in the making, this was a decisive blow against Iran’s malign Quds Force activities worldwide. Hope this is the first step to regime change in Tehran,” former National Security Advisor John Bolton tweeted.
Tucker Carlson took aim at these voices trying to lead President Trump astray.
“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. From Iran’s perspective, we’re already there. If Iranian forces killed the chairman of our joint chiefs of staff, for example, would you consider it an act of war? You would,” Carlson began.
The popular Fox News host went on to explain that other countries such as China were the greatest threat America faced.
“Is Iran really the greatest threat we face? And who’s actually benefiting from this? And why are we continuing to ignore the decline of our own country in favor of jumping into another quagmire from which there is no obvious exit?”
Carlson then established a three-pronged test that needed to be met before America went to war.
“But before we enter into a single new war, there’s a criterion that ought to be met: our leaders should be required to explain how that conflict will make the United States richer and more secure,” Carlson told the audience. “There are an awful lot of bad people in this world, we can’t kill them all. It isn’t our job… In every single place, each of these conflicts has turned out to be longer, bloodier, and more expensive than we were promised in the first place. The benefits—often they’ve been non-existent. A lot of lectures about how the people we’re killing deserve to die. Certainly they did. Hope that makes you feel better.”
Finally, Carlson explained that Donald Trump’s promise to put an end to “endless wars” was key to his victory in 2016.
“In 2016, Donald Trump ran on a promise of fewer foreign adventures… He vowed instead to focus on our problems here at home, which are growing. Against the odds, he won that election, probably because of that promise,” he added. “But ever since, Washington — including some around the president — have been committed to ignoring the results of that election and its implications. Washington has wanted war with Iran for decades. They’ve been working toward it. They may have finally gotten it.”
President Trump should take Carlson’s warning seriously.
George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump all won the Presidency campaigning against military adventurism.
Bush and Obama walked away from their promises and their Presidencies ended in disaster.
If Donald Trump starts an unpopular war in Iran he could cost himself re-election.
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