What Donald Trump did last week was order the assassination of a foreign leader.
Given today’s drone technology, it is clearly an easy thing to do.
It is a shame that some Democratic Party leaders and others need to first clarify that they believe that Qassim Suleimani was a bad actor.
The world is full of bad actors. None worse than the current President of the United States.
Only the most naive should believe that the United States hasn’t taken out government leaders they didn’t like before this.
Allende in Chile. Arbenz in Guatemala.
The 1953 Iranian coup d’état, known in Iran as the 28 Mordad coup d’état which resulted in the overthrow of the democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh, replaced by Mohammad Reza Pahlavi on 19 August 1953, which was fully orchestrated by the United States.
So, when Democrat after Democrat first declare that Qassim Suleimani was a bad actor and agree with Trump that he was responsible for putting Americans in “harm’s way” they are defending the principle that we can assassinate or depose anyone we want.
So long as Congress is consulted first.