Iran: Connecting the Dots

Mississippi Conservative Daily

By Senator Chris McDaniel

Chris McDaniel

On the morning of September 11, 2001, Americans awoke to the realization of international terrorism.  Soon thereafter, the federal government began seeking answers as to how such a calamity could have possibly taken place and which terror networks were behind it.

The consensus from Washington seemed to be that intelligence agencies had failed to connect the dots that led directly to the horror of 3,000 dead Americans on our home soil.  It was a mistake we vowed not to make again.  But now, with the rogue nation of Iran, we seem to be as negligent as we were in the 1990s, only this time willingly so.

After overthrowing the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001, President George W. Bush, seeking to prevent another domestic attack from happening, turned his attention toward Iraq and decided to invade in 2003, citing the missed signs and vowing to connect the…

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