Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., listens as Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought testifies before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, during a hearing on the fiscal year 2020 budget. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Perhaps people might have anticipated the reaction of many of the Democrats in response to the U.S. taking out terrorist IRGC leader Qasem Soleimani in a strike on Thursday. Whatever it is that President Donald Trump does is bad, even if it’s taking out the biggest terrorist in the region.
“Escalation.” “We fear what might happen next.”
Here’s a sample from Nancy Pelosi.
American leaders’ highest priority is to protect American lives and interests. But we cannot put the lives of American servicemembers, diplomats and others further at risk by engaging in provocative and disproportionate actions. https://t.co/o0R8YVJMNW
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 3, 2020
It’s legitimate to be concerned about possible retaliation.
It’s not legitimate to do nothing as Democrats have done for years in response to Iran’s escalations, drawing red lines, but not acting. It’s not legitimate to blame finally acting and trying to push back as “escalation.” This is even after attacks on Americans and attacks on our embassy, which is an attack on American soil. What they’re saying now is exactly the problem and it’s why no Democrat with ideas like that should ever be president again and why they should be voted out of power in the Congress.
But Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) took it even a step further than Pelosi, claiming that President Donald Trump was doing it as a “distraction” and urging Congress to fight against him, saying she would.
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
Is she really saying she would stop him from taking out terrorists? Because that’s certainly what it sounds like.
Trump doesn’t need Congressional approval to take out a terrorist, particularly one in a foreign country who just attacked us and who was planning to attack us again.
Soleimani has been the most powerful terrorist in the region, killing and wounding not only hundreds if not thousands of Americans, not to mention oppressing and killing thousands of Iranians, Iraqis, and Syrians as well. That’s why those who are pro-democracy are dancing in the street today in those countries over his death.
State Department says Iran responsible for killing 608 U.S. troops during Iraq War.
Qasem Soleimani led all Iranian and Iranian-backed forces in those operations.
17% of U.S. troops killed in Iraq from 2003 to 2011 orchestrated by Iran, State Dept. says
— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) January 3, 2020
But the Democrats don’t even understand that. Yes, there may be ramifications. But Soleimani’s attacks are the ramification of inaction over the years and this is finally correcting that, and bringing some light to the region that has suffered so much.
Remember this is the Democrats’ response, even knowing that Soleimani was planning more attacks against us, which is one of the reasons he was taken out, according to the Pentagon.
JUST IN: Pentagon confirms the strike on Soleimani pic.twitter.com/wCm1FOf18e
— Dave Brown (@dave_brown24) January 3, 2020
We noted how Soleimani had insinuated his people into the control of the Green Zone as well as other positions in Iraq, and warned this could be a disaster if it wasn’t immediately addressed. Looks like Trump was completely on top of it, thanks be to God.
Reminder: You’re talking about terrorists who’ve killed US citizens and were plotting to not only kill more but attack our embassies & harm our allies. Did you want Trump to send a fruit basket or a pallet of cash? When “someone does something” we do something they won’t forget.
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) January 3, 2020
My family is from Iran. Some are still in Iran.
This is the happiest day they’ve had in decades!
— Rachel 🐶💙🇺🇸 (@RaychelTania) January 3, 2020
You’ve stepped in quite enough
— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) January 3, 2020
Are you mad because
“Some people did something”?
— Marco Gutierrez (@MarcoGutierrez) January 3, 2020
On behalf of Iraqi, Irani and all people suffered from Irani regime I say this: shut up @IlhanMN Trump made the right decision by taking out those bullies who have attacked US embassy and killed many many US soldiers & oppressed millions. You can’t convince us otherwise.
— Sarai (Sarah Idan) Miss Iraq (@RealSarahIdan) January 3, 2020
NEWS FLASH: Killing Terrorists is a good thing.
You don’t simply sit back and allow Terrors to engage in acts of Terrorism the way #Obama did in Benghazi
— John Betts (@JohnFromCranber) January 3, 2020
Condolences on your losses tonight. pic.twitter.com/umg0IIApqL
— mallen (@mallen2010) January 3, 2020