Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Statement on Iran Attack on US Bases
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This evening, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib released the following statement in the wake of a reported over 12 Iranian missiles being launched at two U.S. military bases in Iraq:
“President Trump’s reckless and dangerous attempt to start a war with Iran by launching the airstrike that killed Iranian General Soleimani put our people, diplomats, service men and women, their families, and civilians in harm’s way. Now, Iran has retaliated by launching missile strikes on two U.S. bases in Iraq. It should not be lost on anyone that lives will be forever impacted, including innocent Iraqis who have been plagued with war and violence for almost two decades.
“While there is still much we do not know about this heartbreaking development, one thing is certain: the United States cannot afford to engage in yet another tragic war with no end in sight and a rising tally of casualties. De-escalation must be the principal goal of whatever actions our government takes next. In the meantime, I pray for the safety of our brave service members abroad and will continue to fight for peace here in Washington.”