Pelosi Issues Fierce Takedown Of Trump After Abrupt Iran Attack

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On Thursday night U.S. time, the Trump administration abruptly carried out an attack on Baghdad airport in Iraq, where they killed Iran’s Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani, who has been described as essentially second-in-command inside the country, second only to the Supreme Leader. That attack was carried out against a very high-ranking foreign political leader without any apparent consultation of Congress at all, despite the clear political entanglements making the strike seem like an act of war. Right after the attack, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spoke out to denounce the lack of transparency and demand a briefing for Congress.

As she put it:

‘The Administration has conducted tonight’s strikes targeting high-level Iranian military officials… without an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iran. Further, this action was taken without the consultation of the Congress. The full Congress must be immediately briefed on this serious situation and on the next steps.’

Only in the Trump era would a president launch an act of war without even trying to consult Congress. The president is not supposed to be a dictator who makes and executes decisions all on his own. Trump’s repeated assertions that he can do “whatever he wants” because of Article II in the Constitution are, quite simply, false. Yet, here we are, with the prospect of sharply increasing military activities that threaten the lives of Americans, all because… Trump wanted to distract from impeachment? It’s a possibility.

On the night of the attack itself, the only, uh, statement from Trump was a Twitter post containing a low quality image of a U.S. flag. That’s it. The next morning, as Friday dawned, he got to taunting the country on the platform, claiming that they’ve “never won a war” as if the only issue at play in the question of whether or not one starts is the ego of its respective sides’ leaders.

He continued:

‘General Qassem Soleimani has killed or badly wounded thousands of Americans over an extended period of time, and was plotting to kill many more…but got caught! He was directly and indirectly responsible for the death of millions of people, including the recent large number of PROTESTERS killed in Iran itself. While Iran will never be able to properly admit it, Soleimani was both hated and feared within the country. They are not nearly as saddened as the leaders will let the outside world believe. He should have been taken out many years ago!’

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