Yesterday’s drone strike in Iraq by the US against a top Iranian military commander won’t lead to war. It is war. More precisely, it is an escalation of the US war on Iran that started within months of Trump’s inauguration.
In his prepared remarks today, Trump said, “We took action last night to stop a war. We did not take action to start a war.” That’s a lie. Last night’s action was a ramping-up of an ongoing war.