Speaking with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Monday morning, Max Boot comments on the president's threat to Iran, tweeted at 11:30 p.m. Sunday night in response to comments from the Iranian president.
To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2018
MAX BOOT, CNN: If anybody is issuing demented words of violence and death I would say it is the President of the United States.
It's quite a pass we've come to when the leadership of a country like Iran seems more stable and rational than the President of the United States.
But I agree with what was said, I don't think he is really planning to attack Iran. I think this is really a ploy to distract attention from the horrible publicity he got from his subservience to Russia. But this really also underlines just how extraordinary his conduct towards Putin here.
Look what he is doing here, he is threatening Rouhani with death and 'consequences no one has ever seen before,' and what did Rouhani do? He gave a speech where he said if the U.S. attacks Iran it will be the mother of all wars. And likewise, if the U.S> makes peace with Iran, it will be the mother of all peace. This wasn't an attack on the U.S., it was just rhetoric. Whereas Vladimir Putin is actually attacking the U.S., and Trump has nothing to say about that.