As Libs Fume Over Soleimani Killing, Remember Conservatives Cheered Bin Laden’s Demise

 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff are among the Democrats condemning President Donald Trump’s decision to take out the Iranian Quds Force commander, Qasem Soleimani.

Their reaction stands in stark contrast to the praise Republican leaders offered in 2011 when President Barack Obama green-lit the raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

A statement released by the Defense Department on Thursday noted Soleimani was “actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region” and he and his Quds Force were “responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more.”

“He had orchestrated attacks on coalition bases in Iraq over the last several months — including the attack on December 27th — culminating in the death and wounding of additional American and Iraqi personnel. General Soleimani also approved the attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad that took place this week,” the Pentagon said.

At Trump’s direction, Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iran-backed militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, were killed in the strike, along with five others, according to Iraqi officials.

How did the nation’s top Democrats react to the news?

Pelosi, Schumer, and Schiff said Trump had no authorization to act despite being commander in chief of the nation’s armed forces.

“The Administration has conducted tonight’s strikes in Iraq targeting high-level Iranian military officials and killing Iranian Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani without an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iran. Further, this action was taken without the consultation of the Congress,” Pelosi said in a statement Thursday night.

Schumer and Schiff also hit the president for not seeking Congress’ permission. How did the nation’s top Democrats react to the news?

Pelosi, Schumer, and Schiff said Trump had no authorization to act despite being commander in chief of the nation’s armed forces.

“The Administration has conducted tonight’s strikes in Iraq targeting high-level Iranian military officials and killing Iranian Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani without an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iran. Further, this action was taken without the consultation of the Congress,” Pelosi said in a statement Thursday night.

Schumer and Schiff also hit the president for not seeking Congress’ permission.

“The operation against Soleimani in Iraq was conducted … without specific authorization and any advanced notification or consultation with Congress,” Schumer said Friday on the Senate floor.

“The need for advance consultation and transparency with Congress was put in the Constitution for a reason because the lack of advanced consultation and transparency with Congress can lead to hasty and ill-considered decisions,” he added.

Meanwhile, Schiff tweeted, “But Congress didn’t authorize and American people don’t want a war with Iran.”

Can you really blame Trump for not consulting with three people who hold such ill will toward him and are always seeking to undermine his administration?

They are willing to impeach and remove him from office based on hearsay while not even alleging he committed any sort of crime.


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