Pelosi: “Trump Should Have Asked Permission To Kill Iranian General” – More Ammo for Impeachment?
Nancy Pelosi is terribly upset that the President didn’t ask her for permission to launch an attack on Iranian terrorists after they attacked the U.S. Embassy in Iraq last week.
This is always the claim by Democrats thinking that they must give the okay for almost anything that the President does. This simply isn’t true, but Pelosi told the press that that’s the case.
Here’s what she said,
“We cannot put the lives of American service members, diplomats and others further at risk by engaging in provocative and disproportionate actions. Tonight’s airstrike risks provoking further dangerous escalation of violence. America –- and the world -– cannot afford to have tensions escalate to the point of no return.
The Administration has conducted tonight’s strikes in Iraq targeting high-level Iranian military officials and killing Iranian Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani without an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iran. Further, this action was taken without the consultation of the Congress.
The full Congress must be immediately briefed on this serious situation and on the next steps under consideration by the Administration, including the significant escalation of the deployment of additional troops to the region.”
Let’s set the record straight. President Trump does NOT need congressional approval to launch an attack such a the recent one which led to the death of the top general, Suleimani.
But the Department of Defense defended the President’s actions:
“At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.”
“General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region. General Soleimani and his Quds Force were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more. He had orchestrated attacks on coalition bases in Iraq over the last several months – including the attack on December 27th – culminating in the death and wounding of additional American and Iraqi personnel. General Soleimani also approved the attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad that took place this week.”