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President Trump has addressed the nation following Iran’s missile strike last night against two American bases in Iraq:

I guess that’s that. The Iranians deliberately reined in their response and Trump decided to go ahead and use that as an excuse to call a halt to things. If both sides stick to this, then this whole affair will die out naturally.

But what about American troops in Iraq? My guess is that nothing will happen there either. After a few weeks of negotiation we’ll agree to some minor changes and that will be that. The whole thing will be forgotten within a few months.

And now, back to impeachment! And Democratic primaries!

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Corrupt leaders the world over can (and will) try to shut down the truth, but when the truth has millions of people on its side, you can't keep it down for good. And there's no more powerful or urgent argument for your support of Mother Jones' journalism right now than that. We need to raise about $450,000 to hit our online fundraising budget in these next few months, so please read more from Monika and pitch in if you can.

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