While former President Barack Obama’s disastrous foreign policy was blowing up the Middle East, photographs surfaced of Obama serenely paddle-boarding around in Hawaii.
Obama’s disastrous handling of Iran has left a headache of a situation for President Trump to solve. Rumors of war in the Middle East are now brewing and the world is on the edge of its seat.
U.S. hitting Iranian proxies
The airstrike on Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite QUDS military force and one of the most powerful figures in the Islamic Republic shook the world.
The Iranian general was responsible for orchestrating the attack on the U.S. embassy in Iraq that took the life of a U.S. contractor. Soleimani not only was responsible for the attack on the U.S. embassy this week but he also orchestrated terror networks across the Middle East for decades.
Both former presidents Bush and Obama were aware of the danger Soleimani posed, but opted to let fear of retaliation get the better of them.
The attack that resulted in Soleimani’s death wasn’t just an act of retaliation for his embassy attack, it was also a statement.
Soleimani was allowed to roam the Middle East plotting against American forces for years. Iran was sponsoring terrorism as a means to indirectly attack the U.S.
While the actions of the U.S. are justified, it still is a critical situation. War with Iran will be extremely costly and the U.S. has every reason to avoid it. As Donald Trump reminded Americans, he took action to avoid a war, not start one.
Obama too weak on Iran
Iran’s boldness and impunity in attacking the U.S. goes back to the former administration. President Obama handed Iran billions in aid while President Trump has been forced to deal with the fallout.
The nuclear deterrence deal that Obama negotiated with Iran was widely panned for its weakness. Iran got everything they wanted and gave up nothing.
Anyone seeking to criticize President Trump over his handling of Iran need to also look to the previous administration. Trump is doing what he has to do and has been forced into this position by the failings of the previous administration.