A war with Iran will waste countless lives and trillions of dollars, according to Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.
“War with Iran will be far more costly than the Iraq war. It will undermine our national security, and waste countless of lives and trillions of dollars. As president, I’ll restore the Iran nuclear deal and de-escalate tensions,” Gabbard tweeted along with a video on Tuesday.
“Join me and say #NoIranWar!” the veteran and congresswoman added.
War with Iran will be far more costly than the Iraq war. It will undermine our national security, and waste countless of lives and trillions of dollars. As president, I'll restore the Iran nuclear deal and de-escalate tensions. Join me and say #NoIranWar! pic.twitter.com/nLjXvmn9y7
— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) May 21, 2019
The video was a clip from Gabbard’s interview on PBS News Hour, where she was asked what she would be doing differently than the Trump administration concerning Iran.
“I think first it’s important to make sure the American people understand that a war with Iran would be far more costly and far more devastating than anything we experienced with Iraq,” Gabbard began. “What we would see is a devastating cost on our troops, my brothers and sisters in uniform, a cost on civilians, people both in Iran and across the region, a worse refugee crisis across Europe, as well as a strengthening of terrorist groups like Isis and al-Qaeda — further undermining our national security.”
Gabbard added that a war with Iran would make the Iraq War “look like a cakewalk.”
When asked if she would have pulled out the Iran Nuclear Deal, Gabbard said that she would not have and that President Donald Trump’s strategy thus far has been counterproductive and a “failure.” She said that if she is elected she would re-enter the deal and negotiate with Iran on other issues separately to find a diplomatic way to ease tensions.