(Tea Party PAC) – During an appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity” on Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) discussed that evening’s attack on a US military base in Iraq on the part of an angered Iranian government.
The attack was in retaliation to a strike President Donald Trump ordered on the Baghdad International Airport following an attack on the US Embassy in Baghdad last week. The strike had eliminated top Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani.
Sen. Cruz maintained that our president was entirely justified in ordering the airstrike.
He also added that the Democrats and the media who are feigning fear of World War III are simply acting out of hysteria and their obsessive anti-everything-Trump-ever-does stance.
He went on to make the very astute note that the missiles who struck the US base were most likely financed by money delivered to Iran from…you guessed it! The United States, most particularly, the Obama administration when he was forking over cash to the largest state sponsor of terror as part of the very suspect Iran deal.
“If you look at Iran policy, I think you’ve seen a dramatic shift,” he explained.
“Under Barack Obama, as you noted, the policy was appeasement. The policy under the disastrous Iran nuclear deal under Obama was to give over $100 billion to Iran. They literally flew $1.7 billion in cash, in unmarked bills on pallettes in the dead of night into Iran,” he said.
“In a very real sense,” he continued, “the missiles that we saw fired on U.S. servicemen and women tonight were paid for by the billions the Obama administration flooded the Ayatollah with. If history teaches anything, it’s don’t give billions of dollars to people who hate you and want to kill you.”
Damn right, Sen. Cruz!
The Obama-era deal was nothing more than taxpayer dollars being sent to the Islamic Republic with free reign to continue with most of their nuclear development.
As the Epoch Times reported in 2018, when Trump withdrew from the disastrous deal:
When Iran was forced to the negotiating table, the United States had the high ground and Congress was pushing for deeper sanctions. Then-President Barack Obama met with the Iranian regime to strike a deal.
Rather than leverage Iran’s failing situation, however, Obama negotiated a deal that would allow Iran to continue to develop most of its nuclear program, with the exception of the weaponized core.