How Similar is Trump’s Tone on Iran to Bush's 2003 Lies on Iraq?

Published May 8th, 2019 - 08:11 GMT
(Al Bawaba News)
(Al Bawaba News)

Almost a year of the US continuos intimidation against Iran, Trump’s administration this week has raised the stakes in its threats against Iran in what seemed to be the brink of war by taking a series of provocative steps.

During the past week, Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton, announced the US is dispatching a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East in response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications by Iran.

In his statement, Bolton denied any intentions of getting into a war with Iran. Yet, he confirmed the US is “fully prepared to respond to any attack, whether by proxy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps or regular Iranian forces”.

The rhetoric of the US administration headed by Trump and his advisors, Bolton and the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, threatening Iran has reminded the world of former-President George W. Bush and his administration’s lies and propaganda right before invading Iraq in 2003 using false charges over WMD lies.

A video has been circulating social media for the past few days highlighting Trump and Bush’s rhetoric against Iran and Iraq in 2003, in which Trump seems to be playing a similar tone about Iran.

Almost 16 years after the US invasion of Iraq that turned Iraq into a war-torn country and let Iraqis live consequences they are still suffering from until the day, Trump seems to follow the same scenario.

Meanwhile, Americans seem to fear the threats that might lead the US into another illegal war in the Middle East.


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