Once again letter writer Ron Barillaro (Penticton Western News, June 26, Instability under the guise of stability?) shot first and overlooked the facts.
President Trump was prepared to annihilate the Iranian missile station that shot down the US drone. It would have been quid pro quo, not a military attack on the entire country of Iran.
Presidents Reagan and Clinton did it on their watch. He made it clear right away that he didn’t want to kill 150 Iranians over an unmanned drone. Sounds like a measured explanation to me. What part of that was complicated?
He went on to state that going forward there would be dire consequences if even one American life is lost to an Iranian military action. That’s like the Roosevelt threat of a big stick. Complain all you want about president Trump, but you have to admit that when our Trudeau wants the two Canadian prisoners back from China, he goes to the White House. He has no big stick.