Peace without policy is on shaky ground



January 9, 2020 - 10:39 AM

Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo look on as President Donald Trump delivers a statement in response to Iran firing more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military bases housing U.S. troops, on Wednesday. (Pete Marovich/Abaca Press/TNS)

The world sighed with relief Wednesday when President Donald Trump said the United States will not pursue further aggression against Iran after it attacked two military bases where U.S. forces are stationed.

The missile strikes in Iraq were limited in damage. That no lives were lost likely dictated the president’s next step.

In essence, Mr. Trump said let’s move on.  

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