On Friday, Democratic front-runner Joe Biden questioned President Donald Trump’s airstrike on Iran military leader Qasem Soleimani during a campaign stop in Iowa.
In fact, the former vice president went as far as to say that Trump might help Islamic state terrorist group ISIS rebound in the wake of the Baghdad strike.
“The threat to American lives and interests in the region and around the world are enormous,” Biden said, according to The Hill. “The risk of nuclear proliferation is real and the possibility that ISIS will regenerate in the region has increased. And the prospect of direct conflict with Iran is greater than it has ever been.”
Iran vowed “harsh revenge” after the killing of Soleimani, a decorated military leader that was on par with terrorist leaders like Osama Bin Laden, stoking chaos in the Middle East for over 20 years.
Biden continued, wondering if Trump and his administration have a plan for proceeding.
“The question is, does Donald Trump and his administration have a strategy for what comes next?” Biden asked. “Have they thought through and planned for a wide range of retaliatory and asymmetric actions that we’ll almost certainly see from Iran in the near term?”
The administration and defense officials appear to have a plan, as 3,000 Army troops are currently inbound to the Middle East. What they plan to do when they get there is yet to be determined.
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