Morning Greatness: Iran Designates U.S. Forces, Pentagon as Terrorists

Good Tuesday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • President Trump and the First Lady participate in the arrival of the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic and Mrs. Mitsotakis
  • President Trump and the First Lady participate in a meeting with the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic and Mrs. Mitsotakis
  • The president participates in an expanded bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic

The latest on Iran: Congress moves to limit Trump war powers, Iran designates U.S. forces as terrorists

Late yesterday, Speaker Pelosi said she would move to limit Trump’s war powers and ability to conduct military operations in Iran. “This week, the House will introduce and vote on a War Powers Resolution to limit the President’s military actions regarding Iran,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to fellow Democrats, referring to a similar Senate resolution to be introduced by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. “It reasserts Congress’s long-established oversight responsibilities by mandating that if no further Congressional action is taken, the Administration’s military hostilities with regard to Iran cease within 30 days.”

Meanwhile, Iran’s parliament has passed a bill designating the U.S. military and Pentagon employees as terrorists. “Any aid to these forces, including military, intelligence, financial, technical, service or logistical, will be considered as co-operation in a terrorist act,” the Iranian parliament said. According to social media, lawmakers chanted “Death to America!” Iran already voted last year to designate the American military as terrorists so, whatever. There was some confusion yesterday when a draft letter was circulated outlining U.S. plans to withdrawal troops from Iran’s proxy state of Iraq but the letter was “a mistake.” SOON.

The U.S. is drafting more sanctions against Iraq, according to the WaPo. The WaPo are mostly liars so who knows if this is true. “Senior administration officials have begun drafting sanctions against Iraq after President Trump publicly threatened the country with economic penalties if it proceeded to expel U.S. troops, according to three people briefed on the planning.”  The U.S. has deployed some B-52 bombers to Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean following threats from Iran.

As I wrote yesterday, Trump’s actions are not about starting a war like the neo cons want and the Democrat-media machine use to scare people. Trump wants Iran to know they aren’t going to get nukes and he also wants them to know that, unlike Obama, he will follow through to enforce the U.S. boundaries

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Impeachment follies: McConnell has the votes

Cocaine Mitch has the votes to quash Minority Leader Schumer’s tantrum demanding additional Trump impeachment witnesses. Two GOP thorns in the side, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, agreed with McConnell to abide by the same rules of the Clinton impeachment. During the Clinton impeachment, the Senate did not decide if they would call additional witnesses until after each side had presented their case. These rules were agreed upon 100-0 so, as usual, the Democrats want to have different rules because of Trump.

Also of note is that John Bolton said he will testify if he is subpoenaed by the Senate. “Since my testimony is once again at issue, I have had to resolve the serious competing issues as best I could, based on careful consideration and study,” Bolton wrote. “I have concluded that, if the Senate issues a subpoena for my testimony, I am prepared to testify.” Great. I wouldn’t expect a subpoena, Mr. Mustache.

Other morsels:
U.S. girl killed in highway attack near border in Mexico
Mexico rejects U.S. proposal to send Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala
Bloomberg’s campaign staff grows to 800
Trump Jr. displays gun magazine showing Hillary Clinton behind bars
Trump offers Australian PM assistance in fighting widespread fires
US Begins Collecting DNA Information From Detained Migrants
Greta Thunberg responds to Meat Loaf’s claim she’s ‘brainwashed’ on climate change
Islamic religious leader in Texas arrested on charges of sex crimes against children
US soldier killed in al-Shabab attack in Kenya identified
CNBC brutally mocked for botching images of Yang, Gabbard in 2020 graphic
Lawsuit from Kate Steinle’s parents over stolen gun tossed by San Francisco judge
Lara Logan on cartel brutality: ‘There’s no justice for most people in Mexico’
Chelsea Clinton made $9M since 2011 from corporate board position: report
Pompeo tells McConnell he won’t run for the Senate
Anti-Semitic hate crimes rise in 2019, overall crime at record low, NYPD says
3 LAPD officers suspended for falsely labeling gang members to boost statistics
Ikea to pay $46 million settlement after dresser kills 2-year-old
24 Australians arrested for deliberately setting fires this season

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

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