Bold and Decisive Leadership
February 1, 2020 | View PDF
By ordering the airstrike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani,
President Trump has demonstrated to Iran's leaders and to the world, that he will take "swift, decisive" actions to protect Americans. This is in stark contrast to Obamaâ€™s numerous lines in the sand where he was all talk and no action.
Soleimani was the architect of Iranianâ€™s strategy to extend the regime's influence across the Middle East. He directed global terrorist attacks, targeted U.S. troops in Iraq, aided Bashar Assad in the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of his own Syrian people, supported the terrorist group Hezbollah, and fueled the civil war in Yemen by supporting the radical Houthi movement. He crossed the line in the sand however, when he directed an attack on the American Embassy in Baghdad that killed an American. The Trump Administrationâ€™s response was quick bold and decisive; they took out Soleimani. The Democrats response was predictable Trump is out of control they proclaimed he just started World War III they screamed. The Iranian response will be devastating. Instead the Iranian response was a whimper, symbolic at best. A rocket attack with little damage and no casualties. Then they declared that was it. No more retaliation. The President and the American People clearly won again by eliminating one of the most dangerous men on the planet. Two months ago, it was ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, now its Iranâ€™s Terrorist-in-Chief General Soleimani, this is truly â€śPeace Through Strengthâ€ť. There is a new sheriff in town.
Under Obamaâ€™s terrible deal with Iran, we opened up revenue streams, such as the export of oil, for Iran to fund terrorist across the globe. Under the Trump administration oil revenues are down 80% and Iran cannot access 90% of its foreign currency reserves. In response to the rocket attacks, President Trump imposed additional sanctions on Iran. Including in these sanctions are additional restrictions on the export of oil and steel. These sanctions will further deny Iran the ability to fund its reign of terror across the region. The President is also imposing sanctions individually on eight senior leaders who planned the missile attacks.
Taking the side of the Mullahs, Speaker Pelosi rammed through a resolution that would require her and her allies in the House to approve further military actions against Iran. Antisemitic Iran lovers in the House would have veto power over our national security. Of all the actions of the House of Representatives under Speaker Pelosi this is the most Un-American, perhaps the most misguided action ever taken in the history of the House of Representatives. This puts a bullâ€™s eye on the back of every American soldier. They absolutely have no shame.
As I watched the Democratic debate, I shuttered at the thought of any of the feckless Democratic candidates as commander in chief. They all defended Obamaâ€™s midnight deliver of pallets of cash to the rouge Iranian regime allowing them to fund terrorism across the Globe. Under a Democratic President, we would be going from bold and decisive leadership to scared and confused followers of world opinion, not American interests first. Military options would no longer be judged by their effectiveness in protecting the safety and security of the United States, but as to their effect on global warming and social justice. Our military would be defunded to pay for health care for illegal aliens and other ridiculous programs. We must not let this happen. We must rally around our President and let everyone know that â€śpeace through strength â€śis the only way to guarantee our safety and security.