President Donald Trump has been under fire from all sides in regard to the justification for his strike on Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.
However, if you ask Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Attorney General Bill Barr, Trump was absolutely justified in ordering the strike.
Not a close call
When Attorney General Barr was asked about the justification for the attack on Monday, he confirmed that Trump did his due diligence before moving forward with such a risky attack, which he said was a “legitimate act of self-defense.”
Most outlets were unaware of the fact Trump consulted with the Department of Justice prior to carrying out the attack.
Barr stated on Monday: “The Department of Justice was consulted and frankly, I don’t think it was a close call. I believe the president clearly had the authority to act as he did on numerous different bases.”
It had to happen
The outrage by the Democrats and even some on the right simply does not make any sense in this case. Did Barack Obama ask for permission to take out Osama bin Laden?
Was anyone worried about the repercussions of taking out the terrorist leader or was the common thought process that he needed to be ended, period, no matter the consequences?
Obama ordered hundreds of drone strikes without congressional approval, but suddenly outrage explodes when a well-known, well-documented, and officially designated terrorist is taken out.
General Soleimani had blood in his hands from hundreds of our troops and he is responsible for thousands more walking around without limbs or some other injury, be it physical or mental.
As President Trump recently stated, even though they had intelligence of an imminent attack to take place against at least one of four locations, Soleimani needed to be killed, period, for his past actions.
The longer that man walked the earth, the less safe it became. Trump also came to the conclusion that with Soleimani out of the picture, Iran would be far more willing to come to the table and talk about a new nuclear deal.
Less than two weeks from the strike that took out Soleimani, Iran is asking for de-escalation and making it very clear it would like to start discussions. So, Democrats, exactly what is the problem here?