The Trump administration is trying to ring in the new decade with a new war.
The attack on Iranian officials at the Baghdad International Airport happened without congressional approval. That is nothing new. But it also came without even the trappings of a public debate. The airstrike was sudden, and we now have to contemplate its causes and consequences—and fight to stop what could be a horrific bloodletting—even as we are swept into the chaotic events of the conflict now unfolding.