(Tea Party PAC) – Former CIA Director John Brennan is diving into the rush to demonize Trump after POTUS ordered the killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani last week.
Brennan, who has long been accused of being the chief architect of Spygate, joined the chorus of Democrats who are accusing President Donald Trump of relying on shoddy intelligence to justify the ordering of the US airstrike that killed Iran’s terrorist Qassem Soleimani.
After last week’s drone strike on the Baghdad International Airport which eliminated Soleimani, the Pentagon said in a statement that they had intelligence that Soleimani posed an “imminent” threat to American lives and that the strike was “aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans.”
Brennan, the one-time CIA chief under Barack Obama and now a contributor at MSNBC (because what the hell else do you do after your plan to rig an American election fails), took to social media to accuse the president of lying.
“Gang of 8 in Congress is entitled to ALL intelligence on Soleimani killing. Trump’s lies, reckless jingoism, and incompetence disgrace the office of the presidency. Right-wing ideologues in Administration & media steering Trump have put our Nation in grave danger,” Brennan tweeted.
Gang of 8 in Congress is entitled to ALL intelligence on Soleimani killing. @realDonaldTrump’s lies, reckless jingoism, and incompetence disgrace the office of the presidency. Right-wing ideologues in Administration & media steering Trump have put our Nation in grave danger.
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) January 9, 2020
At a Thursday night rally in Toledo, Ohio, Trump was adamant in the need to have destroyed this “sadistic mass murderer” Soleimani.
“Last week, the United States once again took the bold and decisive action to save American lives and deliver American justice,” the president told the lively crowd.
“Soleimani was actively planning new attacks and he was looking very seriously at our embassies and not just the embassy in Baghdad. We stopped him and we stopped him quickly and we stopped him cold,” he added.
It is truly amazing that Brennan would hurl these accusations at a sitting president of the United States.
Without the adequate evidence himself to do so, Brennan is accusing not only the chief of staff of the US military, in which he himself served, but the entire presidential administration, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation’s highest-ranking military officer, and the intelligence on which they relied upon, the precious intelligence community Brennan claims to have such loyalty to.
On Tuesday, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said in a statement that Soleimani was planning an attack that had been just days away at the time.
“I think it’s more fair to say days, for sure,” Esper said. “[Soleimani] was clearly on the battlefield, he was conducting and preparing, planning military operations, he was a legitimate target and his time was due.”
On Thursday morning, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. Mark Milley, told senators in a briefing that the terror mastermind had been planning a “near term attack.”
“Any Senator who left the briefing on #Iran & claims #Soleimani wasn’t planning a near term attack on Americans is calling the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Milley a liar. Because Gen. Milley stated clearly & firmly that Soleimani was about to kill Americans.
Because Gen. Milley stated clearly & firmlythat Soleimani was about to kill Americans.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) January 9, 2020
In a Tuesday appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Brennan went on the defensive on behalf of former President Obama for his not having gone after Soleimani, saying there’d been “no reason” to do so.
I guess the blood of those willing to lay their lives down out of love for their country wasn’t good enough reason for Obama to take out this monster.
Brennan called Soleimani “my principle nemesis during my four years as President Obama’s counter-terrorism adviser and four years as CIA director.”
He leaned back on the Obama administration’s commitment to being “lawful” as well.
“In the Obama administration we were trying to be as lawful as we could be in the prosecution of these efforts,” Brennan said. “But more fundamentally, I think from a strategic standpoint, there would have been no reason to go forward with this if, in fact, the calculation was that by assassinating Soleimani you only increase the Iranian ire and it’s a likelihood they’re going to use the capability against us.”