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By Jason Jones & John Zmirak, The Stream, September 17, 2019

Jason Jones & John ZmirakPresident Trump won the nomination in part because of his pledge to avoid more “stupid wars.” Americans knew that they’d been lied to, fleeced and bled by interventionists who lured us into Iraq.

The promise? For those who’ve forgotten: We’d make Iraq into a modern democracy with religious freedom, whose oil would more than pay for the cost of the war. Instead we got a quagmire, the genocide of 750,000 Christians, thousands of dead Americans, and trillions of dollars poured into the sand. Oh yes, and Iraq became an ally of Iran. Then, Obama won in a landslide, stacking the Supreme Court, which gave us same sex marriage by just one vote. Kick-starting the persecution of Christian business owners right here.

But at least Saudi Arabia was happy. The country that produced al Qaeda, that exports violent jihad and Sunni fundamentalism around the world, saw its rival Iraq brought low. It could now collude with Turkey in bringing al Qaeda allies to power in Damascus. That was the messaging piped through the War Party’s Rube Goldberg of think tanks, interest groups, and dutiful politicians. So it’s what most of the GOP candidates in 2016 duly repeated. Except for three: Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump. Americans didn’t want to risk a war with Russia for al Qaeda’s sake. (Go figure!) That’s one of the reasons they nominated Trump instead of Rubio, for instance.

Should We Get in the Middle of a Sunni/Shi’ite War?

Now the Saudis want the U.S. to hire out its servicemen and women to serve as Saudi proxies in a war against Iran. How will the War Party sell a conflict on behalf of an intolerant, absolute monarchy and theocracy, which bans Christian services even in foreign embassies, and oppresses its Shi’ite Muslim minority? Maybe they can prove that Iran exposed itself to coeds in college. ….