America in the Middle East

'SEND A MESSAGE': Cotton Pushes for 'Massive Retaliation' Against Iran for Targeting U.S. Forces [WATCH]

posted by Hannity Staff - 11.27.23

Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton stopped by Fox News over the weekend to discuss the latest developments in the Middle East —specifically, Iranian proxies targeting U.S. forces. Cotton says the Biden Administration needs to be more aggressive with Iran.

“We’ve only hit back a few times. When we do hit back, it’s almost always at empty proxy warehouses or maybe proxy forces in Iraq and Syria,” Cotton said. “It seems like the president wants to go out of his way to avoid Iranian casualties. I would target Iranians who are operating in Iraq and in Syria. I would also send a clear message to Iran if these attacks don’t stop immediately, then we’ll begin to threaten their assets.”

Cotton dismissed fears of an escalation.

“What Reagan did when he sank half of Iran’s navy, it didn’t lead to an open, outright war,” he said. “After Donald Trump directed [the] killing of Qasem Soleimani in Iraq, Iran’s terrorist mastermind, Iran pulled in its horns for the rest of Trump’s era.”

“The way to stop these attacks is not be fearful and hesitant and cautious in a response, but massive retaliation to make it clear we will not tolerate these attacks on Americans,” he added.

He said a “clear message” needed to be sent to Iran if the threats do not stop immediately.

Watch the clip below. h/t The Daily Wire:

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