As I said yesterday:
I’m pretty sure the Iranians fully understand our constitutional system; they used it to full advantage in the 1979-1981 hostage crisis, and they know full well that if the Stupid Party takes over in 2017, the hard-liners in their country will be rattling their sabres just as much as Senator Cotton and the rest of the Huckleberry Dumbbell brigade. But hey, what does it matter when you can teach that uppity Ni-CLANG a lesson and score a couple of primary wins and defense contracts?
Speaking of defense contracts:
Cotton will appear at an “Off the Record and strictly Non-Attribution” event with the National Defense Industrial Association, a lobbying and professional group for defense contractors.
The NDIA is composed of executives from major military businesses such as Northrop Grumman, L-3 Communications, ManTech International, Boeing, Oshkosh Defense and Booz Allen Hamilton, among other firms.
Cotton strongly advocates higher defense spending and a more aggressive foreign policy. As The New Republic’s David Ramsey noted, “Pick a topic — Syria, Iran, Russia, ISIS, drones, NSA snooping — and Cotton can be found at the hawkish outer edge of the debate…During his senate campaign, he told a tele-townhall that ISIS and Mexican drug cartels joining forces to attack Arkansas was an ‘urgent problem.’”
On Iran, Cotton has issued specific calls for military intervention. In December he said Congress should consider supplying Israel with B-52s and so-called “bunker-buster” bombs — both items manufactured by NDIA member Boeing — to be used for a possible strike against Iran.
To paraphrase Oscar Hammerstein II, “Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, grifters gotta grift until we all die… can’t help lovin’ those bombs of mine.”