Drone Strike

The giant hole in Dems’ criticism of Trump’s attack on Qassem Soleimani

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

The leading Dems are not arguing that Trump was wrong to drone Qassem Soleimani, nor have they said flatly they would not have approved the mission. Their sound and fury, then, amounts to empty screeching and nothing else. In many ways, Trump’s decision on Soleimani and the timid reaction from the gaggle of Dem candidates highlights the difficulties of unseating a bold, activist president. Nobody ever said Trump’s an idle seat warmer. Whether it’s confronting China and other nations over job-killing trade deals, cutting taxes and regulations or just being vocal on major topics nearly every day, the president doesn’t hide from the nation’s problems. You know where he stands, sometimes to a fault.

Tucker Carlson’s Inane Claims About the Soleimani Raid

David Catron, The American Spectator

All the Iranian regime has left, really, is their skill at manipulating American media and the hope that the latter can dull the public’s appetite for foreign conflict. That’s the beauty of Trump’s strategy of lopping off the heads of snakes like Soleimani. The Democrats and the media will protest, while talking heads like Tucker Carlson kvetch, but the public knows these people are two-dimensional showbiz personalities sweating beneath their make-up. If Trump reduces the number of Americans coming home in body bags by cleaning out the pit of vipers that is Iran, they will support him. This isn’t Afganistan or Iraq. It’s a decrepit theocracy whose days are numbered.

Democrats still delusional about Trump even after Qassem Soleimani death

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

In a sane country, which America used to be, there would be shared sober satisfaction over the elimination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Yet Democrats apparently outsourced their reactions to robots, whose script called for conceding that the departed was a very bad man, but prohibited approval of President Trump’s decision to take him out. Instead, the quibblers’ chorus raised questions of timing and expressed fear of escalation and retaliation. In the context of Iran’s military aggression and Soleimani’s bloody hands, there is another word for that fear: appeasement. The criticism also shows Dems still haven’t figured out Trump. Democrats and the mullahs would be wise to pay attention.

Killing Soleimani Was The Right Move, And Shows Precisely Why It’s Time To Leave Iraq

Christopher Bedford, The Federalist

Rather than ask how to whip Iran, we should be wondering if our blood and treasure is better served in defending against the real threats to our homeland. Unending American war in the Middle East drains our coffers, military strength, and political will, all to the glory of Moscow and our true enemies in Beijing. Meanwhile, foreign policy hawks in Washington are terrified Russia might follow our lead, as they have in Syria. Since his inauguration, President Donald Trump has killed the leader of ISIS, and now the Iranian general responsible for hundreds of American dead. He’s done a great deal to clean up the mess his predecessors left him in Iraq and Syria. Now it is time to disengage.