Ben Rhodes Blames Trump for Iranian Strike on Saudi Oil Facilities
RHODES: "No. I absolutely do not believe, Joe, that that would be in the interest of the United States to go to war with Iran on behalf of an attack on Saudi oil infrastructure. It strikes me as a very bad idea. And the reality, Joe, is we are where we are because of what Trump has done over the last couple of years. This was the predictable consequence of pulling out of a nuclear deal that was working, of escalating the sanctions on Iran over the objections of all of our closest allies who were with us in that process, particularly the Europeans, of heaping threat upon threat on the Iranians. At the same time we backed an open-ended Saudi war in Yemen against the Houthis that has killed tens of thousands of people."