Donald Trump truly believes that he is the king of America, and as the king, he can do whatever it is that he wants to do without ramification. Unlike actual leaders around the world, Trump doesn’t understand the great responsibility that comes with ordering the assassination of a foreign leader, thereby waging war with a country that we have long tormented.
Trump did not get the proper approval from Congress before waging the attack on Iranian General Qasim Soleimani at the Baghdad International Airport, so, as we expected, Congress had to issue a reaction to Thursday night’s events. Unfortunately, many members have sold their soul to Trump. Check out these statements:
“Wow — the price of killing and injuring Americans has just gone up drastically. Major blow to Iranian regime that has American blood on its hands. Soleimani was one of the most ruthless and vicious members of the Ayatollah’s regime. He had American blood on his hands.” – Lindsay graham
“The defensive actions the U.S. has taken against #Iran & its proxies are consistent with clear warnings they have received. They chose to ignore these warnings because they believed @POTUS was constrained from acting by our domestic political divisions. They badly miscalculated.” – Marco Rubio
“Qassem Soleimani masterminded Iran’s reign of terror for decades, including the deaths of hundreds of Americans. Tonight, he got what he richly deserved, and all those American soldiers who died by his hand also got what they deserved: justice. America is safer now after Soleimani’s demise.” – Tom Cotton
“This is very simple: General Soleimani is dead because he was an evil bastard who murdered Americans. The President made the brave and right call, and Americans should be proud of our servicemembers who got the job done.” – Ben Sasse
In a touch of sanity, Tom Udall said that the assassination is:
putting U.S. forces and citizens in danger and very possibly sinking us into another disastrous war in the Middle East that the American people are not asking for and do not support.”
“I urge members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to show courage on this issue, and I urge the Trump administration to change course and pursue diplomacy before we are entangled in yet another war in the Middle East with no end in sight.”
“[Qassem Soleimani] was an enemy of the United States with American blood on his hands. But the question we’ve grappled with for years in Iraq was how to kill more terrorists than we create. That’s an open question tonight as we await Iran’s reaction to Donald Trump’s escalation, wich could ignite a regional war, with still no strategy from the Administration.” – Seth Moulton
“Soleimani was an enemy of the United States. That’s not a question. The question is this — as reports suggest, did America just assassinate, without any congressional authorization, the second most powerful person in Iran, knowingly setting off a potential massive regional war?” – Chris Murphy
Sasse responded to Murphy like a punk, saying:
“Gen. Soleimani has killed hundreds and hundreds of Americans, and was actively plotting more. This commander-in-chief — any C-in-C. — has an obligation to defend America by killing this bastard.”
Clearly Sasse doesn’t get it.