War with Iran has long been a possibility for the US, but only as a last resort. Previous administrations have recognized that this is not a war the US can win, but will Trump do the same? The Trump administration’s aggressive rhetoric and actions have alarmed the world. The protests in response to his visa ban that have targeted mostly Muslims from seven nations the United States has targeted in its wars of aggression have overshadowed and distracted from an even darker threat: a looming U.S. war with Iran. Is the fear of the threat greater than the threat itself? The answer is not clear. Certainly, there must be a moment of hesitation among Americans and non-Americans who believed that we would be living in a more peaceful world because “Trump would not start a nuclear war with Russia.” The sad and stark reality is that U.S. foreign policy is continuous. An important part of this continuity is a war that has been waged against Iran for the past 38 years unabated.
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