For a man who proclaims to want to end wars and bring our troops home he's now dipped our entire foot in the cement clusterfeck that is the Middle East. This was not a prepositioning or deterrent measured strike, it's been cooking up for an impulsive chaos driven individual with zero foresight to kick it off all over again and now we're in it. Redeploying Battalions, pre targeting " 52..some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture.." for military strikes is not the reaction to rocks, bottles and harsh words being thrown at what is effectively an Embassy city. We took action with strikes in Syria and Iraq immediately after an attack that killed a contractor which in turn killed militants and some civilians. Then protestors attacked the embassy resulting in damage and no loss of life. Threats and warnings flew from the Administration with Benghazi talking points. They dispersed, folded flags dropped barriers and backed off. Trump stewed on it on a golf course..watched favorable news footage, stewed on it some more, and then decided to go all in with striking and killing Soleimani. Call me cynical but this was never completely about the Embassy, this is about Irans footprint and growing influence in Iraq. Do we the mightiest Nation on this Earth target sites of 'culture' ffs? That Iraq who just voted to boot U.S troops out of. Look no one is losing sleep and shedding tears about Soleimani becoming a super sized charcoal briquette but ffs there's a reason you don't turn Military operations or acts of war..and that's what this was..into rah rah football celebrations and team sports complete with bluster temper tantrums. Oh and for good measure we've now suspended operations against Isis in Iraq though I'm sure they'll not be lacking for new recruits. I'm sick and tired of soldiers and sailors being used as props and matchsticks to slow burn and we have learned zero zippo fook all from the same mistakes passed Administrations have made namely in Iraq. And we're falling for the same vague non descript 'imminent threat' open ended pick a side rabble rabble verbal spew we fell for before. Irony is now the Administration is rallying Intelligence they've been slamming, ignoring and accusing for the entirety of it's existence. This isn't about 'going to war with Iran'..go eat some crayons with that simple minded shat..it's about reigniting a festering ideology and recommitting more blood and treasure to pay the ultimate price for some aloof Politicians bullshit and bluster. Oh and now we're using twitter as official notification to Congress and are committing to 'disproportional response'. This is a rant but we have seen this movie before and the three KIA in Kenya today will certainly not be the last.