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Not Even Trump Has Any Idea What His Iran Policy Is

The president canceled a strike because it was “not proportionate,” and then vowed “obliteration.”
Source: Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

On Friday, after pulling back a strike on targets in Iran—with 10 minutes to go, by his account—President Donald Trump explained his decision on Twitter, saying that an estimated death toll of 150 was “not proportionate to shooting down an unmanned drone.”

On Tuesday, after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani offered of Trump and his administration, the U.S. president tweeted, “Any attack by Iran on anything American will be met

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