Donald Trump wants war with Iran. The media coverage of Donald Trump’s recent speech to the United Nations General Assembly largely focused on other world leaders laughing at him. But the speech’s appeal for regime change in Iran – Washington code for war – was widely ignored.
Ultra-hawk John Bolton, Trump’s national security advisor and one of the chief architects of the Iraq War, followed-up on Trump’s speech by threatening Iran with “hell to pay.”1,2 Unless there is public outcry demanding that Congress assert its authority, the Trump administration could soon start a war of choice with Iran.
Sen. Tom Udall recently introduced legislation that affirms that an attack on Iran without congressional authorization would be illegal.3 Grassroots support for that legislation will send a powerful message to Trump and Bolton that there’s massive opposition to starting war with Iran.