Fox & Friends guest says "I feel like we have been at war with Iran for 40 years" and likens escalating tensions to a bar fight

Fox & Friends guest says "I feel like we have been at war with Iran for 40 years" and likens escalating tensions to a bar fight

Sean Parnell: "I don't like to fight, but if I walk into a bar and a drunk guy starts throwing punches at me, I'm going to fight"

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From the May 17 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Sean, there's a lot of intelligence flying back and forth about are we misinterpreting what Iran's doing or are they misinterpreting what we're doing. They were loading missiles on ships. They were -- they said they were doing a response to the presence of our ships. Is there a chance of miscommunication?

SEAN PARNELL (CEO, BRANDING FREEDOM): I mean, there might be. I mean, I feel like I would like to know a little bit more about the threat that we face. I think that the Trump administration probably should figure out a way to release a non-classified version of whatever the threat is so that --

KILMEADE: Tuesday, lawmakers are briefed. 

PARNELL: Yeah. So I -- but this truthfully should not be a surprise to anybody. I feel like we have been at war with Iran for 40 years like -- I don't like to fight, but if I walk into a bar and a drunk guy starts throwing punches at me, I'm going to fight whether I like it or not. And the fact of the matter is that Iran has been killing Americans for 40 years now, and we've really done nothing about it. 

Previously:

Lou Dobbs calls on Trump to warn Iran "we will reduce your entire infrastructure to dust"

Fox's Brian Kilmeade blames Obama for Trump's unilateral withdrawal from Iran nuclear agreement

Fox News guest suggests European allies disagree with increased aggression in Iran because Trump has seen intelligence that they haven't 

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Brian Kilmeade
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