U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released the following statement on the assassination of Qassem Soleimani – Iranian military leader:
“Qassem Soleimani was a bad man with a lot of blood on his hands, but Donald Trump’s decision to assassinate him was a reckless escalation that will take us further down the road to ruinous war. A president has the responsibility to ensure that all necessary steps have been taken to protect vulnerable American military and civilian targets before taking such a precipitous act. Given Trump’s awful record on foreign policy I’m extremely concerned that he has not prepared for the fallout, which could put more American lives at risk.”
Meanwhile, the U.S. Congress appears to be very divided over last night’s sudden assassination of Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani by an armed American drone in Baghdad. Here’s the story in the Washington Post. Click here.
The New York Times also has very troubling coverage of the situation in Baghdad and Tehran. Click here.