You can’t say we weren’t warned. We were warned when Iran was directly implicated in the sophisticated attack on four ships in the strategically vital Strait of Hormuz, including two Saudi-flagged oil tankers, that it was only the beginning. We were warned when the next tanker Iran seized was a British-flagged oil tanker that Tehran’s boldness wouldn’t end there. We were warned when the Trump administration failed to retaliate against Iran for destroying an American surveillance drone—a failure that would give the regime license to be even more reckless.

Well, here we are.

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