Senator Tom Cotton Statement on Iranian Strikes Against Iraqi Bases

Following Iranian strikes against two Iraqi bases housing U.S. forces last night and President Trump’s remarks today, Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement:

“As I’ve said all along if Iran wants to start a fight, the United States will end it. I suspect that Iran’s weak attacks on sand dunes at two of our bases in Iraq are a signal that the fight ended when we killed Qassem Soleimani, and that the mullahs are running scared. A leopard can’t change its spots, and Tehran won’t change course overnight. They’ll continue using proxies to fight their battles. But they can’t hide—we know who their proxies are, and the United States will remain vigilant in the defense of our citizens and allies in the region.”