On Thursday President Donald Trump ordered U.S. forces to take out Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force, after he was tracked to the airport in Baghdad, Iraq.
After months of Iranian provocations, to which Trump responded patiently and appropriately, the decision was made to target Soleimani after Iranian proxy forces killed an American contractor at a U.S.-occupied base, then besieged the American embassy in the Iraqi capital.
Not only was President Trump legally and constitutionally authorized to order the strike, he was morally obligated to do so as well, for a president’s first job is to protect our homeland and protect our military and diplomatic personnel worldwide.
In addition to the Iranian actions this week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said after the attack became public on Friday that the president was acting to preempt Soleimani’s forces from carrying out a major attack they were planning against U.S. forces in the Middle East.
“What was sitting before us was his travels throughout the region, his efforts to make a significant strike against Americans,” Pompeo said, as The National Sentinel reported.
“There would have been many Muslims killed, Iraqis, people in other countries as well,” Pompeo continued in an interview with Fox News.
“It was time to take action,” Pompeo noted further, while also citing “dozens and dozens” of attacks by Iran and its proxies over the last few months.
But because this action was taken by President Trump, Democrats and their media propagandists lambasted him because that’s just what they do.
It wouldn’t matter if a foreign force landed on American shores, these lunatics would criticize Trump for ordering them stopped.
The Trump-bashing was led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who bizarrely claimed that Trump lacked the authority to protect American interests and target Soleimani, a man responsible for thousands of deaths, many of them American soldiers.
“The Administration has conducted tonight’s strikes in Iraq targeting high-level Iranian military officials and killing Iranian Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani without an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iran,” Pelosi said in a statement after the Pentagon confirmed the strike had killed him.
What? Obama launched more than 3,000 strikes against targets and people in Iraq and Syria without first consulting Congress.
She wasn’t alone. Anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), always first to trash America in defense of Muslims, chimed in, claiming the president does not have the authority to do what he did and that she’s committed to ‘stopping him.’
So what if Trump wants war, knows this leads to war and needs the distraction?
Real question is, will those with congressional authority step in and stop him? I know I will. https://t.co/Fj9TMossEW
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 3, 2020
Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) claimed Trump’s action brings us “to the brink of war” with Iran.
President Trump is bringing our nation to the brink of an illegal war with Iran with no congressional approval.
Passing our bipartisan amendment to prevent unconstitutional war with Iran is urgent. Congress needs to step in immediately. https://t.co/tBFRwQMp51
— Tom Udall (@SenatorTomUdall) January 3, 2020
Seriously? How long does this jerk think Iran would last in a real-live shooting war with the United States?
When it comes to Iran, this administration has time and time again chosen rash provocation over any coherent strategy. I fear tonight’s escalation may be no different.
My first thought is with the men and women serving our country in the Middle East and around the globe. https://t.co/eBPJHMiS3C
— Senator Tom Carper (@SenatorCarper) January 3, 2020
Behold, the party of weakness, as Carper demonstrates. “I’m so fearful!” Pathetic.
The lamestream Democrat propaganda media was no better. As Paul Joseph Watson of Summit.news noted, “New York Times journalist Farnaz Fassihi offered what some of her critics described as a ‘eulogy’ to killed Iranian terrorist leader Qasem Suleimani after she posted a video of him reciting poetry.”
— Farnaz Fassihi (@farnazfassihi) January 3, 2020
Look, there is “political opposition” to Trump and there is out-and-out treason to the country. They aren’t even close to being the same things.
Don’t like Trump’s policies? Okay, fine. Got it. Didn’t much care for Obama’s policies. But we never provided “aid and comfort” to an enemy by choosing sides when the former president acted on behalf of America’s interests.
This behavior by Democrats and their media sycophants is treasonous, period. They should be charged accordingly.