“He chose escalation over diplomacy,” Murphy tweeted, “without any idea how to get out of the downward spiral he set in motion.”

Trump’s reported approval of military strikes against Iran came after hours of growing tensions, with the president telling reporters they would “soon find out” whether his administration plans to attack Iran following the downing of a U.S. surveillance aircraft.

Iran said the drone violated its airspace and accused U.S. officials of ignoring “repeated radio warnings.”

After American military officials claimed the drone was in international airspace when Iran shot it down, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted that the “U.S. is lying.”

With the U.S. once more on the precipice of an unauthorized war, The Nation‘s John Nichols asked, “Where is the Congress?”

“Decisions about war and peace should not be left to the whims of a president who is ill-prepared, ill-informed, and ill-advised,” Nichols wrote.

In a series of tweets late Thursday, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)—who has been an outspoken opponent of military action against Iran—urged Americans to pressure their representatives to stop a potentially catastrophic war.

Omar went on to address Trump directly, writing, “As a survivor of war, I want to tell you: going to war does not make you strong. It makes you weak.”

“Sending teenagers to die, or return with lifelong wounds seen and unseen, does not make you a bigger person. It makes you smaller,” Omar wrote. “I have seen firsthand the effects of war. Even in the best of cases, it never has the outcome you expect. War is death, displacement, and terror. War is hell.”

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