Why is the Left unglued in their faux outrage over the drone attack that took out Iranian Republican Guard Corps – Quds Force (IRGC-QF) commander Qassem Soleimani and Kata’ib Hezbollah founder and leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis on 3 January at the Baghdad International Airport?
It’s about protecting the legacy of the Obama administration and Obama horrible foreign policy – especially with respect to Iran. Obama and his ilk believed that the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) – the world’s foremost sponsor of terrorism – was/is a stabilizing influence in the Middle East. And Obama spent eight years in virtually surrendering to any and all Iranian actions that decremented America’s standing and national security interests in the area. Obama (and Hillary Clinton) turned Libya into a slave-trading failed state. Syria is still mired in a civil war in which Soleimani was personally involved, with tens of thousands of refugees having flooded Europe via Turkey. Iranian proxies in Iraq, Lebanon, the Gaza Strip, and Yemen grew unabated during the Obama years. Soleimani and al-Muhandis and others were unleashed.
The primary “achievement” of Obama foreign policy was the unratified nuclear agreement with Iran. It was achieved through appeasement of the Russians, who invaded and annexed the Crimea, and were invited into the Syrian civil war. A key sweetener was the infamous “pallet of cash” which amounted to bribery. That agreement protected Iran’s nuclear capability development program, from which President Trump rightfully withdrew in May 2018.
Obama’s minions like John Kerry, Susan Rice, and Ben Rhodes have been active in condemning President Trump for canceling the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), with Kerry providing strategic advice to Iranians about how to proceed (Logan Act violations?) Here is one article referring to meetings in 2018; there have been other such meetings in 2019.
Without question, reinstatement of the JCPOA with Iran would be a key foreign policy objective in any new Democrat administration. It’s all about protecting Obama’s signature foreign policy “achievement.”
Look around at the elected Democrats who are condemning the execution-by-drone-strike of Soleimani and al-Muhanis. Once again, they are twisting the Constitution into pretzels by claiming that Congress must be consulted before the President can take action to protect and defend Americans overseas. In their minds, it was okay for Clinton to bomb Kosovo without any congressional oversight, and for Obama/Hillary to enable the dismemberment of Libya without oversight, too. Yet they now claim that President Trump is acting unlawfully by executing his presidential responsibility to protect Americans and defend our interests from imminent attack. This is just how hypocritical the Democrats are.
Here is what li’l Ben Rhodes tweeted out recently. “Pompeo is dangerously dishonest and incompetent.” This from a guy who made a career lying to the media and American people on Benghazi, the JCPOA, and a whole host of other Obama policy initiatives.
Iraqis demand US leave. Counter-ISIS campaign suspended. Iran abandons limits on nuclear program. All in one day. To Mike Pompeo, that and threats to kill Americans are "a little noise" and we are safer. Pompeo is dangerously dishonest and incompetent. https://t.co/a3o1iVfyKN
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) January 5, 2020
This leftwing senator was one of the first to shoot from the hip to condemn the execution of Soleimani and al-Muhanis as a “reckless, illogical escalation to war with Iran.” He would apparently rather have seen Americans killed by Kata’ib Hezbollah, which is exactly what those two were planning.
The same people cheering on Trump’s reckless, illogical escalation to war with Iran were the ones telling us that democracy would boom across the Middle East as soon as our cake walk invasion of Iraq was done.
They were wrong then. They are wrong now.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) January 6, 2020
Here’s a tweet from the lunatic Ilhan Omar. “War crimes on Twitter”? That’s a new one on me. Is that going to be in a new article of impeachment voted on by the Democrat-run House of Representatives?
The President of the United States is threatening to commit war crimes on Twitter.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 5, 2020
AOC got in the act, of course. She also apparently doesn’t know that the attack on the US embassy was an act of war, nor does she acknowledge the President’s responsibility to take decisive action to protect and defend American lives and interests overseas.
Last night the President engaged in what is widely being recognized as an act of war against Iran, one that now risks the lives of millions of innocent people.
Now is the moment to prevent war & protect innocent people – the question for many is how, publicly & Congressionally:
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 3, 2020
Fauxcahontas weighs in questioning the timing of the drone attack (with nary a word ever spoken questioning Obama’s “death by drone” program). Maybe she should refer to Secretary of State Pompeo’s public statements on the urgency of the strike.
Elizabeth Warren on the Qasem Soleimani strike: "I think that the question that we ought to focus on is why now? Why not a month ago and why not a month from now? And the answer from the administration seems to be that they can't keep their story straight on this." #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/z1stQEjuOu
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) January 5, 2020
The leftwing Moveon(dot)org wants “Congress to stop Trump from starting another reckless war.” Uh, it was Iranian-backed Kata’ib Hezbollah who committed an act of war by attacking the US embassy in Baghdad.
.@BernieSanders is clear: "A war with Iran would be an unmitigated disaster."
— MoveOn #BlackLivesMatter (@MoveOn) January 4, 2020
Here is a collection of CNN contributors who complained about Soleimani’s demise, all of whom wring their hands about escalation.
These people are the modern-day appeasers and heirs of Neville Chamberlain, the UK prime minister who looked the other way after every escalation by Adolph Hitler in the run-up to World War II. They wring their hands about beheadings, executions, and other terrorist acts committed by Iranians and Iranian proxies while warning against “escalation” and the danger of war at every turn. Never mind the lives lost of past and future innocents. How evil is that?
They don’t believe in a serious defense of American interests anywhere in the world because they believe that America is the “great Satan.” The phrase “Make America Great Again” triggers them bigly. Many of them don’t believe that America ever was “great.” They don’t believe in the concept of American exceptionalism; they believe that America is responsible for much of the poverty and problems around the world. Here is Chris Cillizza’s attack on President Trump on that score (he’s editor-at-large at CNN). Are these people actually Americans? You could have fooled me. It’s more like British-style appeasement.
We’ve tried appeasement of Iran for 40 years now. How did that work out for the tens of thousands in the Middle East who lost their lives due to Iranian aggression (including thousands of Americans)? Deterrence doesn’t work when the threats are empty and not backed by cold, hard steel. We tried Obama’s way for 8 years, and the results were disastrous everywhere.
The appeasers in the Democrat Party and legacy media are transparent. They reveal their hatred for the President and his supporters by their shocking statements in appeasement of Iran. Do not be fooled by their rhetoric.