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Levin: 'Stop apologizing for Iran' because 'we're not provoking a damn thing'

LevinTV host Mark Levin appeared on Fox News' "Hannity" show Thursday night and went on a impassioned diatribe against the idea that President Donald Trump and his advisers are somehow trying to kick off a war with Iran.

"We're starting to get, now, propaganda," Levin began. "It sounds like Iranian propaganda coming out of the mouths of Americans — Americans who should know better."

Levin reminded viewers of Iran's long and bloody history of state-sponsored terrorism, including the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Lebanon.

"Stop apologizing for Iran," Levin said. "What I hear tonight and what I'm hearing throughout the day is a bunch of people who are embracing Jimmy Carter's foreign policy of appeasement, of distraction, of excuses, of spin."

"You can embrace Jimmy Carter's foreign policy, a wild failure," Levin continued, "or you can embrace Ronald Reagan's foreign policy, a wild success."

Levin also took issue with what he called a "concerted" and "clear campaign against" national security adviser John Bolton and its efforts to paint the adviser as a warmonger on the issue, calling the accusations an "absolute disgrace."

"John Bolton hasn't done anything," Levin said. "He's the national security adviser. He advises the president of the United States. I'm sure China and Russia and North Korea and Iran love it when they hear hosts and others trashing John Bolton."

Later in the show, Levin also tore into the idea that President Trump is somehow trying to provoke armed conflict with Iran amid the escalating tensions.

"We're not the problem. We're not the ones who instigate wars, and I'm sick and tired of hearing people on cable TV and other words suggest the president of the United States is provoking anything," Levin said. "We're not provoking a damn thing. In fact, we never provoke anything."

"The world's always going to be evil," Levin concluded. "Sometimes there will be war; sometimes there won't. Sometimes there will be military action; sometimes there won't. The word here to keep in mind is prudence, not ideology from the 'Code Pink Republicans' and the hard Left, who sound alike, not the radical interventionists. Prudence."

President Trump tweeted Friday morning that he actually called off a planned retaliation strike against the Islamist country the night before.

You can watch Levin's whole appearance here:

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