Iran was taking potshots at us and our allies for the last year either to goad Trump into blundering into war, to goad him into leaving the area as Trump has publicly stated, or they were simply testing Trump as they did Obama and Bush.
Trump, unlike the other two, made a bold choice that caught Iran unaware. But even more impressive is what came after.
Trump showed tremendous poise and leadership by de-escalating after the Iranian missile response.
He gets no credit for it but it was an important example of speaking softly and carrying a big stick you are not afraid to use.
And the ladies in the View, especially Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar took the bait and actually blamed Trump for Iran’s scandalous shooting down of a passenger plane.
Remember, this is after Iran admitted they made a terrible mistake and the guy responsible feels so bad he is considering suicide. But that is not good enough for Joy and Whoopi.
“Look, I don’t think the evidence, the intelligence, justifies the targeted killing of a loathsome, and yes, bloodthirsty person but justified the targeting killing of Soleimani if it was going to increase the risk to Americans,” Adam Schiff said today.
“The risk I think to our personnel has gone up, not down, and I don’t think it was justified by the intelligence, at least not the intelligence that I’ve seen,” he added.
“That Ukrainian plane would still be alive,” Goldberg jumped in trying to blame Trump for the tragedy.
“The people on that plane would still be alive today,” Behar added again taking an erroneous shot at Trump.
Joy also missed the plot entirely and got nasty and targeted all the Dems who voted for Trump on the Iran war powers act.
“But there are Democrats who voted against it. I’d like to name them,” Behar said. “The Democrats who voted against this, that is — let’s see.”
Behar continued, “Here it is. Eight Democrats. Ben McAdams, Joe Cunningham, Elaine Luria, Kendra Horn, Stephanie Murphy of Florida, Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey and Max Rose surprisingly and Anthony Brindisi of New York.”
Behar then turned her attention specifically to Rose:
“Max Rose who I wanted to book today, he’s a veteran and should know better than to give all of the power of war in president’s hands,” Behar accused. “I’m talking to you, Max Rose.”