In Washington, insanity reigns in the aftermath of the Feb. 2 Friday night airstrikes that President Joe Biden launched on Iraq and Syria. House Speaker Mike Johnson complained that Biden took too long to respond to the Tower 22 attack and engaged in “excessive signaling,” which “undercuts our ability to put a decisive end to the barrage of attacks endured over the past few months,” reported The Hill. Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) posted on social media that the administration’s response to recent attacks in the Middle East “has been disastrous to the point of being dangerous,” adding the U.S. instead should look to sink “Iranian spy ships” and consider reimposing oil and gas sanctions.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), who has been fantasizing about bombing Iran since at least 2017, said during a Friday night appearance on Fox News on Feb. 2 that the strikes would likely be a “tactical success,” but he cast doubt on whether they would achieve any “strategic success,” because, he suspected, “we did not kill many key Iranian leaders in these regions,” he said.
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) echoed in a statement that the administration “spent nearly a week foolishly telegraphing U.S. intentions to our adversaries, giving them time to relocate and hide.”