Senators Call for US to Bomb Iran in Response to Drone Attack in Jordan

Sen. Graham called for the US to 'strike targets of significance inside Iran'

Some US senators are calling for direct strikes on Iran in response to the killing of three American troops in a drone attack in Jordan near the Syrian border.

President Biden blamed the attacks on “Iran-backed militants,” referring to Iraqi Shia militias. But the militias are known to act independently, and there’s no evidence Iran was involved. But Iran hawks in the Senate are jumping at the opportunity to start a war with Iran.

“The only answer to these attacks must be devastating military retaliation against Iran’s terrorist forces, both in Iran and across the Middle East. Anything less will confirm Joe Biden as a coward unworthy of being commander-in-chief,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said in a statement.

In a post on X, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) called for the Biden administration to “strike targets of significance inside Iran.” He added: “Hit Iran now. Hit them hard.”

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) also took to X to call for war with Iran. “Target Tehran,” he wrote.

The New York Times reported last week that President Biden thought it was only a matter of time before an American soldier was killed in the region and that he might target Iran directly in response. Since mid-October, US forces have come under attack in Iraq and Syria over 150 times.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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