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Congressional Hawks Urge 'Hit Iran Hard' After 3 US Troops Killed By Tehran-Aligned Militant

•, by Tyler Durden

Update(1452ET): It took a mere minutes after the headlines spread across the globe for the hawks and neocons to call on the White House to "hit them hard"in reference to Iran and Iranian-linked groups believed responsible for the attack on a US outpost along the Jordanian border which killed three American troops and injured 25 more.

The government of Jordan has since said that none among their own troops were injured, which suggests all of the injured were Americans too. Below is a partial survey of the Congressional hawks who are now essentially calling for full-blown war against Iran and its proxies [emphasis ZH]...

"The only answer to these attacks must be a devastating military retaliation against Iran's terrorist forces, both in Iran and across the Middle East. Anything less will confirm Joe Biden as a coward unworthy of being commander-in-chief.'" Republican Senator, Tom Cotton of Arkansas

"The Biden Administration can take out all the Iranian proxies they like, but it will not deter Iranian aggression. I am calling on the Biden Administration to strike targets of significance inside Iran, not only as reprisal for the killing of our forces, but as deterrence against future aggression... Hit Iran hard, hit them now." South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham

"Target Tehran" Republican Senator from Texas John Cornyn

And as also fully expected, the think tank "armchair warrior" crowd is all in favor of sending more young Americans to fight and to die in the Middle East, based purely on another 'war of choice' with unclear end goals...