The adverse reaction to President Trump’s killing of Qasem Soleimani baffles me.
I have it from a primary source that Soleimani was the principal architect of the pressure bomb, an inexpensive, easily constructed device responsible for injuring and killing hundreds of our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Understand, it is a pipe bomb that uses a couple of ounces of C4 explosive to create a copper jet traveling at over 10 times the speed of a rifle bullet and capable of penetrating rolled homogeneous steel, the principal armor in Humvees.
The fallout of this one strike has not only turned Europe against Iran, making Europeans willing partners in the sanctions that are steadily weakening the Iranian government, but also breathing new life in the Iranian domestic opposition. The nightmare scenario is Iran getting a nuclear weapon and placing it on missiles.
Mr. Trump is degrading their economy such that the young population is suffering and becoming disgusted with the radical theocracy that is the Iranian government, prompting regime change from within. Bush was ineffective at curbing, and Obama helped fund, Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
Fox News is the only outlet dispassionately reporting the facts and juxtaposing the conservative and liberal interpretation and opinion of the strike and its effects. The fact (truth) is that Mr. Trump has been extremely judicious and effective in the use of military power. Our troops are safer, better trained and much less likely to be squandered in useless wars and nation building.