Nearly 20 years ago, countless members of the Bush administration lied to the American people, giving false justifications for going to war in Iraq. Today, many of the same people are at it again, this time with Iran, firing up the engines of war with flimsy claims.
For his part, Donald Trump has once again demonstrated his disregard for diplomacy and the safety of the American people.
During his campaign for president, Trump promised to get America out of endless wars in the Middle East. But now, thousands of Americans abroad – civilian and military – are likely in greater danger, and this morning the Trump administration announced it is sending thousands more troops into the Middle East.
I voted against going to war in Iraq, and I will do everything I can to ensure that America is not dragged into another endless, destructive war.
I will be keeping a close eye on the situation, and will stand against any further military action that threatens Americans at home or abroad.
Senator Ron Wyden