Trump vs. Iran: What’s the UN for, Anyway?

by Irwin Areiff. This article originally appeared on PassBlue.

President Trump, with Vice President Pence, White House advisers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley and other military personnel, speaking on Jan. 8, 2020, about Iran’s missile strikes against Iraqi military bases housing US troops, days after Trump ordered the killing of Iran’s Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani. Much of the current crisis, the author writes in an analysis, stems from Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Iran nuclear deal. WHITE HOUSE PHOTO

Donald Trump may have dodged the big one in the Middle East for now. But recent events make clear that the president and his tragic idea of leadership may yet drag the United States into a major war with Iran — and there’s good reason to believe it wouldn’t be pretty.