CNN just lost the plot and accused President Trump of wagging the dog to distract from impeachment and then went so far as to call the necessary killing of a major terrorist murder.
This is CNN who has championed and cheered on every stupid war America has fought in the last decades because war is good for ratings.
But when Trump makes a move to protect us from an impending attack it is murder and an assassination?
This is what John Berman said this morning:
“Not to diminish the importance of the air strikes in Iraq at the time, but that’s nothing compared to the murder, the assassination of General Soleimani. And this comes during the Senate impeachment trial.”
JOHN BERMAN: The dramatic attack that killed Iran’s most powerful security and intelligence official comes as President Trump is facing both a Senate impeachment trial, and a re-election campaign . . .
I delved into time machine and we found a New York Times headline, and this comes from December 17, 1998.
This was during Bill Clinton’s impeachment. This was during the House vote. We’ll put that up: hopefully we have it there. There we go.
“Impeachment vote in House delayed as Clinton launches Iraq air strike citing military need to move swiftly.”
Now, Margaret, actually, not to diminish the importance of the air strikes in Iraq at the time, but that’s nothing compared to the murder, the assassination of General Soleimani. And this comes during the Senate impeachment trial.
POPPY HARLOW: Kaitlan, the fact that this was carried out is carrying out something that both former President George W. Bush and President Obama decided and opted not to do.
We know that General Stanley McChrystal, who led JSOC from 2003 to 2008 revealed last year he had the opportunity to assassinate Soleimani in 2007 and decided not to; talked about the importance of restraint.
So just speak to the impact of President Trump deciding to do this now—we find out, hours before Mitch McConnell is going to go speak today about a pending Senate impeachment trial.