Trump risks a major war in an election year– why?

Philip Weiss , January 2, 2020

Assassination splits Israel supporters on party lines

Philip Weiss on January 3, 2020

Trump’s decision to assassinate a leading Iranian official in Iraq yesterday has contributed to the split inside the Israel lobby in the United States. Republican Israel supporters celebrate the killing, and see it as destroying the last hope of saving the Iran deal. Many Democratic supporters of Israel are critical of the decision.







Dem candidates are critical of Trump’s drone strike…but mostly are criticizing the Iranian general he killed

Michael Arria on January 3, 2020

After the Trump administration killed Democratic Iran’s top general Qassem Suleimani in a targeted drone strike, the Democratic presidential candidates rushed to condemn the action. However, nearly every statement reiterated Trump’s justification for the strike: that Suleimani was an evil terrorist and murderer.