SANTA BARBARA, Calif.
While some people said they avoided news about the events unfolding in the Middle East , others said it was hard to miss.
Social media showed the funeral for an Iranian general killed by a U.S. drone strike on the same day people could see video of a ballistic missile attack on Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops.
We asked local residents for their reaction.
Shelly Greenbaum said, "I don't think it was a good decision on the President's part. I think it put everyone in danger."
Some people are concerned it will escalate into a war.
Jeff Oshins said, "I think it is very likely we will slip into another major war. We have already spent trillions of dollars."
Eddie Gomez was shocked.
"I think everything is unnecessary, so, hopefully it a all turns out well," said Gomez.
A restaurant manager with Syrian roots said he thought the U.S. was doing Israel's bidding.
Saud Khatib said, "I feel sad and against what the U.S. is doing in Iran. I am not happy about that."
Supporters of the drone strike include the chair of the Santa Barbara GOP.
Bobbi McGinnis said she thought it was incredible that the Iranian attack didn't hit their targets.
"I'm very proud of our President for standing up for our people that are in Iraq or around the world, our soldiers, our military. I had a nephew that was in Iraq during the days of the Fallujah and the events that happened there during the Bush administration, so, I'm glad we have an administration that is not hungry for war, but is willing to stand up and fight for peace. Let's hope somehow this produces peace, more peace and more peace around the world," said McGinnis
Many people plan to watch President Trump's next address.