Bit-by-bit, the wheels are falling off of Elizabeth Warren’s campaign. This morning on CNN’s State of the Union, Sen. Warren said some outrageous things. One of the outrageous things that Sen. Warren said was “Next week, the president of the United States could be facing an impeachment trial in the Senate. We know he’s deeply upset about that. And I think people are reasonably asking, why this moment? Why does he pick now to take this highly inflammatory, highly dangerous action that moves us closer to war?”

Democrats keep insinuating that this impeachment is a) legitimate and b) something for President Trump to worry about. It isn’t legitimate. That’s why Speaker Pelosi isn’t transmitting it to the Senate. Pelosi knows that the House’s impeachment case has more holes in it than Swiss Cheese. The Democrats’ only testimony is hearsay testimony. Why would President Trump worry about a case that would’ve gotten thrown out of court.

She’s playing fast and loose with words, which is Sen. Warren’s habit. Soleimani wasn’t just a government official. In 2007, the Bush administration labeled him and the Quds Force terrorists. Then there’s this:

The U.S. and the United Nations put Soleimani on sanctions lists in 2007, though his travels continued. In 2011, U.S. officials also named him as a defendant in an outlandish Quds Force plot to allegedly hire a purported Mexican drug cartel assassin to kill a Saudi diplomat.

This wasn’t just a high-ranking government official and Warren knows it. Further, when Sen. Warren told Jake Tapper that we’re closer to war than before hitting Soleimani, she’s exposing her dishonesty. Iran has been at war with the US since 1979. Democrats have pretended that isn’t the case but that’s because their appeasement-first policy is deeply embedded in their DNA.

When Iranians took the hostages in the US Embassy in Teheran, Jimmy Carter didn’t threaten Grand Ayatollah Khomeini. Instead, President Carter called him “a great man of religion.” The 52 US hostages weren’t released until President Reagan was sworn in. Apparently, Iran wasn’t worried about Jimmy Carter’s feeble policies. Five minutes after Reagan was officially sworn in, the plane carrying those US hostages left Iranian airspace. Apparently, Iran was frightened by President Regan’s peace-through-strength policies.

With Iran’s economy contracting, Iranian citizens revolting and President Trump threatening Iran with retribution if they strike again, Iran is in a pickle. The thing that we’ve learned in dealing with terrorists, it’s that the Arab Street sides with the strong horse. Until Thursday night, the strong horse was Soleimani. By Friday afternoon, the strong horse was President Trump and the US military.

The Democrats’ sky-is-falling fear of the Iranians isn’t leadership. It’s cowardice. That doesn’t mean I want to push war. It simply means we shouldn’t operate from a position of fear with regard to Iran. Taking out Soleimani wasn’t just taking out a government official. It was eliminating the most indispensable man in the Iranian regime, the man who terrorized an entire region while threatening our allies.

This about this: 40% of the world’s oil gets shipped through the Straits of Hormuz. It’s great that we aren’t reliant on that oil anymore. Still, the world economy still relies on those shipments. What happens if Iran blockades oil shipments through the Straits? What’s the likelihood of that blockade crashing the world economy?

It was past time to take out this terrorist. Good riddance.

2 Responses to “Is Warren getting desparate?”

  • J. Ewing says:

    That is why I am assuming that many of the “52 targets” mentioned by Trump are those Iranian naval bases and ports near the Strait of Hormuz that could threaten international shipping.

  • eric z says:

    Julian Castro dropped out and endorsed Warren. Because what? Biden? Mayor Pete? Klobuchar? Not Bernie, but he has that option, and picked second best from a field of hundreds. Castro had no traction, but he’s a good man.

    Aside from that, saying, “Iran has been at war with the US since 1979,” is saying Reagan’s sneaky deal with Iran to keep the hostages held, as a Trump=-like political foreign policy misuse against Carter was treason, and then trading weapons for hostages added yet more treason; AND I AGREE. Also Bush sat on his thumbs, both terms, doing zippo about Iran; which is something expected to come up for comment in any fair and balanced treatment. Were we really at war, that Cheney-Bush inaction, was it treason?

    You misstate, for effect, without thinking how your screed reflects on your party when in office. They stunk. On foreign affairs too. Whatever your dispute with Kerry judgment, who, again was it who invaded Iraq; “Mission Accomplished” banner after a week and all, and sold a nation a false bill of goods over bogus WMD bullshit.

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