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JONESBORO, Ark. – The world watched on Wednesday morning as President Trump announced a response to the Iranian missile strikes in Iraq from the night before.
The strikes killed no Americans or allied forces, the president said. Despite that, it was an alarming 24 hours for many who wondered if the United States was inching closer to our next war.
Late Wednesday, U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford told NEA Report he thought the missile strike by Iran was a propaganda tool only – and it did more to expose Iran than to hurt the United States.
“Are you concerned about this Iran situation,” a reporter asked him.
“Yes, but what this has done is to expose the weaknesses of Iran – militarily, economically, morally, and otherwise – and the flaws of 40 years worth of capitulation on our part,” Crawford said. “The curtain is pulled back and the Iranians actions and intentions have been laid bare. As have the feckless policies of past administrations. The missile strikes the Iranians just launched on Iraq-based targets was a weak propaganda campaign for domestic consumption. It had no effect on US interests, but it did expose their military weakness.”
Crawford was selected to serve on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in 2017 and is the Ranking Member of the Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee.