That’s over 65,000 troops stationed thousands of miles away from our shores projecting American power in a region most Americans will never visit and have no desire to.
Make no mistake about it, the Iranian government is a threat to these 65,000 troops. They are not a threat to anyone within the borders of the United States. Eliminating the threat from Iran would be easy. Bring the troops home.
Instead, it seems more and more likely that Trump will do the bidding of Israel and the Deep State and keep attacking and humiliating Iran until they respond in kind. Then there can be the full-fledged war that people like John Bolton and Bibi Netanyahu have been craving for decades.
You want Iran to get desperate enough that they actually send terrorists to New York City? Keep doing this. And don’t expect the Empire to protect its citizens any better than they did on September 11, 2001.