Team Obama, Who Fired Mattis Over Iran, Should Really Take a Seat

Following the decisive Trump administration move Thursday to take out longtime Iranian architect of terror, Qasem Soleimani, in a precise strike at a Baghdad airport, members of the incumbent administration began criticizing the decision.

Former Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power and former National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes are two such examples.

It’s stunning and appalling that members of an administration that carries the ignoble legacy of paying Iran off — and thereby funding their terror activities throughout the Middle East and the world — would criticize the next administration’s decision to eliminate the threat of the same man responsible for planning those terrorist activities. In fact, Soleimani had a direct hand in planning the Benghazi attack.

Not to mention the fact that Obama had fired General James Mattis, who was at the time head of Centcom, over the military leader’s insistence on dealing more aggressively with Iran.

Specifically, Mattis was let go — and never even given the courtesy of being told about it directly — because he was vocal in his concerns about what Iran was doing in the greater Middle East region.

There is also a belief that Mattis and Obama differed on Iran. “A particular point of disagreement was what to do about mischief Iran is exporting to other countries. Mattis is indeed more hawkish on this than the White House was,” writes Ricks in yet another post.

This is particularly interesting given Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s insistence that Soleimani was in the process of planning regional attacks against Americans and was actually killed in Iraq.

Team Obama, given your tendency to empower the Iranian regime and thereby unofficially approving their expansion of illicit activity in the region, perhaps, on the matter of Soleimani, your opinions are neither required nor desired.

Take a seat.