Saying that Pete Buttigieg’s bizarre big blunder will hurt him is understatement. Shortly after Iran’s military shot down a flight, killing all 176 passengers on the plane, Buttigieg insisted that the US was, at minimum, partially to blame:

What a deadbeat Pete Buttigieg is. The US isn’t to blame for the shooting down of this airliner. Iranians are to blame. Period. The US doesn’t need another blame-America-first president. Obama was sufficient for a lifetime.

We don’t need more presidents that won’t notice that Iran has been at war with the US since the Shah of Iran received medical treatment in NYC in 1979. When Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini took control of Iran’s government in 1979, the radicalization of the Iranian government was essentially complete. It’s stunning that someone who served in the military, which Buttigieg did, would be this ignorant of fairly recent Iranian history.

Frankly, Buttigieg is an intellectual lightweight. Either that or he’s dishonest. Both possibilities are plausible.

Iran fired two surface-to-air missiles right before the plane exploded, killing every single one of the 176 passengers aboard, according to U.S. officials. And we now have video evidence of a missile being fired directly at the plane hours after the country had attacked U.S. military assets in Iraq. To be clear, there was no “tit for tat” involved. Iran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles at U.S. targets in Iraq, and the U.S. showed restraint by not responding. Then, the downing of the airliner occurred. It’s unclear whether the downing was intentional, but one thing is obvious: This had nothing to do with the U.S.

Apparently, Buttigieg didn’t get briefed on Iran’s attack of the airliner. That’s the type of sloppiness that accidentally gets nations into wars. This isn’t the time for a wet-behind-the-ears commander-in-chief who is too arrogant to admit that he’s isn’t ready for the job of commander-in-chief.

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