There's a very nuanced Kansas City debate over the fate of U.S. vs. Iran policy occurring among local right-wingers and the discussion deserves consideration tonight . . .
To be clear, neither American progressives nor conservatives mourn the assassination of Soleimani.
However . . . The argument over the American course for the future has revealed notable dissension among Republicans.
Accordingly, a recent press release from Republican congressional candidate Clay Chastain argues against Congressman Cleaver's recent statement on Iran in a very clear cut manner BUT THEN EQUIVOCATES on proper response to a clear & present danger.
Here's what Clay Chastain has to say in his own words:
"If elected to Congress, I will support bringing our troops home from the Middle East and Afghanistan because they are in harms way and no longer with a clear objective. Meanwhile, if the top commanders of our military were telling President Trump that Iran's General Soleimani was preparing an attack against Americans (perhaps the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad where 15,000 Americans reside) why was trying to stop such an act of war a "grave miscalculation" by the President?"
Mr. Chastain's statement in its entirety is worth a look if only because it confirms the confusion among the right-wing about Prez Trump's promises vs. the growing threat of Mideast conflict.
Here's further reading on the Iran debate within the GOP that's mostly championed by a Fox News talker diametrically opposed to Neo-Con policy . . .
Tucker Talks Back
On Friday afternoon President Trump praised Tucker Carlson along with other conservative Fox News stars. "We have great people," Trump said.
Tucker Carlson on Soleimani killing: 'There are an awful lot of bad people in this world. We can't kill them all'
Tucker Carlson blasted Iran hawks in the Washington establishment Friday, saying they have wanted a war with Iran for decades and that they may have finally gotten it thanks to President Trump ordering a drone strike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani Thursday.
Geraldo Joins The Fray
Geraldo Rivera Apologizes To Fox News Colleague Brian Kilmeade But Still Opposes Donald Trump's Decision To Kill Top Iran Official
In the flood of cable news reaction to President Donald Trump's decision to order a strike that killed a top Iranian military commander, one instance stood out: an argument between Geraldo Rivera and Brian Kilmeade on Fox & Friends over whether the action was a wise one. The ramifications of the U.S.
March Of War
Fox News host Tucker Carlson President Trump Donald John Trump Trump asks New York judge to dismiss rape allegation case NYT to fight White House's withholdment of emails about Ukraine aid freeze Gabbard blasts Iran strike: 'Trump's actions are an act of war' MORE 's decision to order an airstrike that killed one of Iran's top military figures, warning that "America appears to be lumbering towards a new Middle East war."
If President Trump was watching Fox News at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday night, he got a violently mixed messages on his order to assassinate Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, national hero, and scourge of U.S. forces.
And so we ask . . .
WILL MORE CONSERVATIVES SECOND GUESS IRAN STRIKES OR IS THE NATION NOW UNITED BEHIND PREZ TRUMP?!?!
All of this has inspired tonight's playlist . . .
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.