(Tea Party PAC) – On the Friday broadcast of Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” anchor Chris Wallace of the program “Fox News Sunday” to discuss the story that dominated the airwaves this week: the assassination of Iranian general and Quds Force Supreme Commander Qasem Soleimani in an airstrike on Thursday.
During the conversation, Wallace pointed out that both former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama did not take the opportunity to take out the prolific terrorist militant leader even when given the opportunity to do so.
“Both President Obama and President Bush had the options at several points to take out Soleimani, and they decided as much as they hated him, not to do that because they were worried how the Iranians would respond to that,” Wallace said.
“That is the concern,” he added.
“They talked about harsh retaliation, what form will not take?” he asked. “Will there be military strikes? Will there be terror attacks? Iran has a very sophisticated cyber capability. Could they be cyber attacks on the U.S. homeland? If this is the kind of strike that finally gets Tehran’s attention and they pulled back, that’s a great message for the U.S. On the other hand, if they simply escalate and respond to our escalation with another one of their own, people will have to decide how far we want to take this.”
The anti-Trump Wallace probably meant this as some sort of attack on the president, but he is accidentally highlighting exactly why Trump was right to do what he did.
Former presidents have been too scared of the terrorist state, and that’s exactly why Iran has been able to continue on as they have, funding terrorism and Islamic militant forces while they subjugate their own outraged people.
We should never, ever use as an excuse not to protect American lives that the enemy might strike back.
Of course they’ll try, but this is the United States military they’re dealing with, and a commander-in-chief who has no problem flexing its full might whenever needed!
Solemani was a cold-blooded killer who deserves nothing less than what he got.
Breitbart News affirmed this following his death:
CLAIM: The U.S. Department of Defense claimed Thursday evening that Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani, killed in a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad, Iraq, “was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans.”
On Friday morning local time, the U.S. attacked vehicles carrying Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Al-Quds Force leader Qassem Soleimani. Soleimani directed Iranian military operations abroad, including terror. Most recently, he is thought to have directed rocket attacks last week that killed an American civilian contractor in Iraq. Last year, President Donald Trump designated the IRGC as a terrorist organization — an acknowledgment of reality.
As the New Yorker — hardly a pro-Trump or neoconservative publication — reported in a 2013 profile of Solemani:
Suleimani took command of the Quds Force fifteen years ago, and in that time he has sought to reshape the Middle East in Iran’s favor, working as a power broker and as a military force: assassinating rivals, arming allies, and, for most of a decade, directing a network of militant groups that killed hundreds of Americans in Iraq. The U.S. Department of the Treasury has sanctioned Suleimani for his role in supporting the Assad regime, and for abetting terrorism. And yet he has remained mostly invisible to the outside world, even as he runs agents and directs operations. “Suleimani is the single most powerful operative in the Middle East today,” John Maguire, a former C.I.A. officer in Iraq, told me, “and no one’s ever heard of him.”