Hate to say it but reports claiming US military leaders were "stunned" when our totally normal president took their most extreme suggestion is military PR. Of course they knew it was a possibility, and they were ok with it; otherwise they wouldn't suggest it to a lunatic.— Alex Kotch (@alexkotch) January 5, 2020
This take is not completely accurate.
It increasingly seems that there are elements within the Trump administration, the foreign policy establishment, and the state security apparatus who have been doggedly trying to go to war with Iran for decades.
Still, whoever was involved in this decision needs to be named and shamed.