Overnight the US treated the attack on our embassy in Baghdad exactly as it should have been treated: as an attack on out sovereign territory, no different then if they had attacked Brooklyn. The leader of the embassy attack, Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, has been responsible for many American and allied deaths in the region, as well as the deaths of many innocent civilians. He should have been taken out long ago and last night he was. It was exactly the right thing to do.
Predictably, Iran has been rattling their sabers, threatening all kinds of retaliation, decrying the death of this terrorist as an an act of terrorism. Bur this is not the first time Iran has been found incapable of observing even the most basic norms of civilization and diplomacy. They have shown they have no interest in diplomacy and have made it crystal clear that the only thing they understand is swift, decisive and destructive action.
Also predictably, the Democrats have put themselves in the position of giving aid and comfort to our enemies, decrying the attacks in their usual inane, uninformed and knee-jerk reactions to our military action overnight. There was a complaint that Chuck Schumer was not informed in advance of the attack. But as Dinesh D’Souza pointed out in a tweet this morning, “The Iranians weren’t either, for much the same reason.” It is sad that the leaders in Congress of the opposition party cannot be trusted but unfortunately that is the case today.
What happened in Benghazi during the Obama Administration and Tehran during the Carter Administration should never have been tolerated. Thanks to the actions of this President, notice has been served on the lunatics running the asylum in Iran that, to quote that famous line in Network, “We’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore!”