Democrats have been pushing the very dangerous narrative that Donald Trump is a dangerous president that wants to go to war with Iran.
Just moments ago, Trump proved them all wrong with a very measured speech in response to the attack by Iran against our military base in Iraq.
By all signs, Iran gave the response they wanted and they are now willing to stand down.
Even though Ayatollah Khamenei is calling for more action, Iran seems to be willing to take the offramp to de-escalation that Trump just offered them.
When addressing the nation, Trump stated, “Iran appears to be standing down, which is a good thing for all parties concerned.
“The American people should be extremely grateful and happy.
“No Americans were harmed in last night’s attack by the Iranian regime.”
He added, “No American or Iraqi lives were lost.”
Trump also stated that the United States would immediately implement more sanctions against Iran to further cripple its economy.
This is being done not to force more confrontation but rather to encourage Iran to come to the table for discussions.
The Olive Branch Has Been Extended
Even though Trump will impose more sanctions, he clearly would prefer Iran to come back to the table to discuss its nuclear program and peace.
Trump sent his message with his entire defense team behind him, which is something we have never seen before.
The silent message being sent to Iran was if you don’t come to the table, this is what awaits you.
The real concern here is how the Iranian proxies are going to react and how much control Iran will have over hem now that Soleimani is gone.
For the most part, that is how Iran has fought this conflict against the United States.
If they continue to be aggressive, clearly, Iran will pay the price.
However, the alternative is what everyone really wants here. Come to the table, sit down, work out a deal, and end the Middle East conflict.