President Donald Trump confirmed in a tweet on Friday that he called off a retaliatory attack against Iran "10 minutes before the strike" because it would not have been "proportionate" to kill 150 people for the downing of an unmanned U.S. drone.
"On Monday they shot down an unmanned drone flying in International Waters," Trump tweeted on Friday morning. "We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different sights when I asked, how many will die. 150 people, sir, was the answer from a General. 10 minutes before the strike I stopped it, not ... proportionate to shooting down an unmanned drone."
On Friday's radio program, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere took a closer look at why President Trump did what he did, and broke down what's really happening in the Middle East today.
"Why would the president come out and order a strike and then come back and say, nope, cancel it?" Glenn asked. "I think the thing to believe here is that the president means what he says, when [he says] he
doesn't want to destabilize the Middle East. And this is his way of sending a very, very strong message without actually lobbing a single missile. Isn't this what we should be hoping for? Could this be kind of dramatic strategy here?"
"This is a President who is signaling to our enemies, 'I've got a twitchy eye,' but he's also signaling to you that he's not crazy and out of control with some sort of Iranian blood lust," he added.
Catch more of the conversation in the video below:
Drums of war: Will Trump's 'twitchy eye' be enough to hold Iran in check? youtu.be
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