David Wurmser, former neocon adviser to Dick Cheney on Middle Eastern affairs, at his office in Washington D.C. (Photo by David Howells/Corbis via Getty Images)David Wurmser was a longtime advocate of war with Iraq in the Bush administration. Eventually, he got what he wanted, and it was a total disaster. Now, Wurmser again has the ear of a president — this time, Donald Trump — and his sights are set firmly on Iran.

An influential neoconservative in President George W. Bush’s White House who became a significant force behind the push for war with Iraq in 2003, Wurmser has recently been serving as an informal adviser to the Trump administration, according to new reporting from Bloomberg News. In that capacity, Wurmser helped make the case for the recent drone strike that assassinated Iranian Gen. Qassim Suleimani.

read more at https://theintercept.com/2020/01/16/david-wurmser-iran-suleimani-iraq-war/

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