Those Democrats, along with most of the mainstream media, put approximately 100% of the blame on Donald Trump for rising tensions, escalating conflict, and disregard for their interests, but President Trump reacted to the death of an American contractor and the assault on the US embassy in Baghdad. He did not initiate this conflict, but instead retaliated for those violent acts. Of course, the Democrats called him a war-monger who was out to deflect our attention from impeachment, and someone who was just waiting for a pretext or an excuse to pulverize Iran.
This latter charge was disproven on Tuesday, Jan. 7, when the Islamic Republic of Iran thanked the United States for the “pallets of cash” deal and other favors bestowed on them by the Obama Administration by directing 15 ballistic missiles toward US bases in Iraq. Eleven of them struck targets, although no casualties resulted. It would have been interesting to see just how much of Iran would have been pulverized had any US or Allied casualties been inflicted, but that will remain unknown until Iran actually does cause some more US casualties.