Listen: US, Iran And Secretary discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Two six six eight six six to subscribe. The Trump administration is very clearly trying to convince both the American public and US allies, that Iran is currently engaged in escalating threats against the US and its interests. And those claims are being met with widespread skepticism the New York Times reports, quote, a senior, British military official told reporters at the Pentagon, he saw no increased risk from Iran or allied militias in Iraq or Syria, that British official just happened to be the deputy commander of the entire American led coalition fighting the Islamic state, but US central command Centcom knocked that down with the press release saying there were credible threats from marine back forces in the region. Secretary state Mike Pompeo has been doing his part trying to convince allies of the impending Arabian threats so far. It's not working, so, well, the us foreign affairs chief push back and even quote Iraqi officials said they were skeptical of the American intelligence that Mr. Pompeo presented last week on a surprise trip to Baghdad. And yet today, the US ordered a personal evacuation of its end. Dec- in Baghdad citing intelligence that secretary pumping referred to as Iranian activity that puts American facilities, and personnel at risk, now it is hard to know what the actual facts are since they're all hidden from public view. But it sure does look like the Trump administration is manipulating or inflating intelligence in an attempt to provoke a military exchange, Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois in Iraq, war veteran, and purple heart recipient met with acting Defense Secretary Patrick Chan and asked him about the New York Times report. The administration is considering sending one hundred twenty thousand troops the Middle East and she joins me now the Pentagon plans for everything. We know that there's all sorts of files over there with all sorts of scenarios, what's your sense though, from your conversation with the acting secretary defense about what what they're thinking is over there right now? I mean, I think they're just backing up what's coming out at the White House. Not the frankly, I think what's coming out of the White House is inconsistent. At best, I. I really think this is something that Mr. Bolton is really pushing forward. Elaborate on that. What, what makes you say that why was a Bolton has made it very clear that time. And again, he's referred to, to, to ways that we could go to conflict with US forces on Iran to those both of those ways that things that he's already set up one, if Iran ramps up their nuclear production, of course, by pulling us out the nuclear agreement. That"