We used to have a tradition in America that criticism of the President ended at the water’s edge.  That meant that when the President was representing the nation abroad, or when he was acting as Commander-in-Chief in defense of the US, his political opponents held their criticism of him in the name of patriotism and national solidarity.  Well, I think we can agree that idea has gone down the garbage chute in recent years.

The smoke hadn’t even cleared from the attack on our Embassy in Iraq before Trump’s critics in the media and the Democratic Party were already assailing him for responding militarily and absolutely drenching themselves in shame (by contrast, Iraqi civilians were dancing in the streets in celebration of Souleimani's immolation.) 

The Washington Post, which reported the death of mass murdering ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by calling him an “austere religious scholar,” described Souleimani as a “revered military leader.” 


Connecticut Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy tweeted: “Soleimani was an enemy of the United States. That’s not a question. The question is this - as reports suggest, did America just assassinate, without any congressional authorization, the second most powerful person in Iran, knowingly setting off a potential massive regional war?”

(FYI: The Founders invested the power to retaliate militarily in a single Chief Executive because they knew that if every threat had to be debated by a bunch of squabbling Congress members, it would amount to national suicide.  Obama launched plenty of drone strikes and never had to run to Congress to beg for a declaration of war first.) 

Rep. Ilhan Omar, who seems hard-pressed to find a jihadi terrorist she won’t defend, immediately suggested that Trump was just trying to distract Americans from impeachment (Is “impeachment” still a thing?  I had halfway assumed that Nancy Pelosi “accidentally” threw out those articles along with the discarded Christmas wrapping in hopes we’d all forget about it.) 


Sadly, Omar wasn’t alone in her Trump Derangement Syndrome, as other top Congressional Democrats put politics over national security and scurried to CNN and MSMBC to accuse the President of “provoking” a war with Iran by responding to their killing of our troops and their attack on our Embassy (I don’t think “provoking” means what they think it means.)  Meanwhile, I assume their staffers were on the phone to every law professor they knew, trying to find a way to make the case that defending America from attack is an impeachable offense.

Some are reportedly even urging Iran to hold back until November, when Trump might lose to a Democrat and we’ll go back to kowtowing and appeasing them:


And of course, liberal Hollywood celebrities had to toss in their one-cent. I’d say their two cents, but that’s a penny more than their thoughts were worth.  If you think I’m exaggerating, read this:


I would discuss this further, but frankly, I’m too disgusted. Instead, I’ll point you to this must-read article recounting the reprehensible responses, and noting what would have happened if these same self-appointed “experts” in foreign policy had been advising FDR on how to respond to Pearl Harbor (“You can’t strike back at Japan!  You might provoke them into a war!”)


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  • Dee Dee Millican

    01/05/2020 03:02 PM

    How can you be a Christian and condone the President's behavior? Of course, you will not respond to this message.

  • Arlene Whiting

    01/04/2020 08:29 PM

    We ( me and my hubby) feel Trump did the right thing in hitting back at Iran and killing their top military man, who which is so evil of a human. President Thrump is the first President of this U.S.A. that is brave enough and has the guts to stand up for our country America and do what needs to be done for WE THE PEOPLE. We stand firmly beside our President Trump and will vote him back in office. We also promise we will vote AGINAST any democrate running for any office.

  • Marvin L. Perdue

    01/04/2020 07:24 PM

    Our mentally deficient democratic senate are acting just like they did when I came back from VietNam. I believe they have ALL overstayed their service to our country. We, the people, need to install terms of service to ALL political positions in the senate and the house; just the same as the presidency has two terms, so should they ALL. Career politicians do not serve the people, they serve themselves.

  • Shawn McPeak

    01/04/2020 06:16 PM

    I served my Country faithfully for 17 years, and have never heard so my negativity as there is from the Democratic party. They are acting like spoiled children when they do not get their way.
    Maybe 18 kilotons will just take care of the problem. And send the Democrats over to clean up the bodies and rebuild for the aggressors and see how long they can be friends..
    President Donald Trump 2020. This is a man that is doing what he promised. Not just Bullshiting the public with words and not doing a damn thing. God Bless The President and God Bless the United States of America. HM1 Shawn M Mcpeak USN/ disabled.

  • Larry Roberts

    01/03/2020 08:21 PM

    In my opinion Nancy Pelosi, Ilhan Omar and many others are guilty of treason and they need to go back in the hole where they came out of. Ilhan Omar can go back to the terrorist regime that she came from. She's not even worthy to be in our government.