Tulsi Gabbard Warns Conflict With Iran Potentially ‘Far More Devastating’ Than Iraq War

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As tensions with the US have been escalating, Iran has reportedly announced plans to produce uranium at 5% enrichment, beyond the levels allowed under the terms of its 2015 nuclear deal.

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has said in a CBS News interview that she believes war with Iran would be “far more devastating” to the US than its Iraq campaign was.

Gabbard insisted US President Donald Trump was “pushing us closer and closer to war with Iran.”

The 38-year-old member of the House of Representatives from Hawaii voiced the opinion that Trump was wrong to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration. Although she believed a “stronger” deal was needed, she thought it was better than no deal.

“I think there are some flaws right now with it. But ultimately, when it came down to it, that nuclear agreement prevented war. And that’s the danger of what the Trump administration is doing right now, pushing us closer and closer to war with Iran by ripping up that deal,” said Gabbard.

“Deploying US troops to the region, they basically set the dynamite fuse and lit it, for another war that will be far more devastating [than what] we saw throughout Iraq, the war that I served in,” said Gabbard, who served in combat zones in Iraq as a member of the Hawaii National Guard between 2004 and 2005, and was deployed in 2009 to Kuwait, where she lead a platoon.

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