Bernie Sanders addressed tensions between the U.S. and Iran on Friday after the Trump administration killed top Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani.
Sanders described the strike as an "assassination" and a "dangerous escalation" that "brings us closer to another disastrous war in the Middle East that could cost countless lives and trillions more dollars," at a campaign event Friday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Sanders campaign statement:
When I voted against the war in Iraq in 2002, I feared it would lead to greater destabilization of the country and the region. Today, 17 years later, that fear has unfortunately turned out to be true.
The United States has lost approximately 4,500 brave troops, tens of thousands have been wounded, and we've spent trillions on this war.
Trump's dangerous escalation brings us closer to another disastrous war in the Middle East that could cost countless lives and trillions more dollars.
Trump promised to end endless wars, but this action puts us on the path to another one.