One of the most bizarre foreign policy notions is the criticism that a retaliation against terrorists is disproportionate.
The disproportionate complaint has been repeatedly wielded against Israel. And the United States. Even though it makes no sense. Isn’t a proportional retaliation just an embodiment of the cycle of violence that they ‘proportionate’ crowd complains about?
Instead, President Trump has embraced disproportionate retaliation.
“These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any U.S. person or target, the United States will quickly & fully strike back, & perhaps in a disproportionate manner. Such legal notice is not required, but is given nevertheless!” Trump tweeted.
Disproportionate retaliation is not a bad doctrine.
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