Bottom line on Solemani's assassination

Devil505

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Aside from the many/lame attempts by Trump and his GOP to explain the timing and necessity to kill Solemani at this time.......
right after Trump has been impeached for abuse of power and is awaiting trial in the Senate...... the decision to take this huge gamble with our troops lives.......was obviously a political decision for Trump to save his hide and the GOP to retain power.

Why the Dems are not making this obvious with the lame excuses being put forward by Trump is beyond me!

There was no military necessity to kill Solemani when we did.
Trump....ON HIS OWN AUTHORITY....risked the lives of thousands of Americans to save his sorry butt.

This is why running down the BS that the GOP is throwing at us is important!
Another...EVEN WORSE ...abuse of presidential power!

Thoughts?

(The fact that Solemani was a terrorist/killer is totally beside the point and only helped Trump launch his latest scam of seizing power from our congress.)
 
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Aside from the many/lame attempts by Trump and his GOP to explain the timing and necessity to kill Soleimani at this time,
Right after Trump has been impeached for abuse of power and is awaiting trial in the Senate, the decision to take this huge gamble was obviously a political decision for Trump to save his hide and the GOP to retain power.

Why the Dems are not making this obvious with the lame excuses being put forward by Trump is beyond me!

There was no military necessity to kill Soleimani when we did.
Trump....on his own authority....risked the lives of thousands of Americans to save his sorry butt.

This is why running down the BS that the GOP is throwing at us is important!
Another...EVEN WORSE ...abuse of presidential power!

Thoughts?

(The fact that Soleimani was a terrorist/killer is totally beside the point and only helped Trump's latest scam.)
I had two polls. You didn't vote in either. Almost all of the PH left refused to call Soleimani a terrorist or label Iran a terrorist state or vote in these polls.

This comment by @Rev. Hellh0und fits.

"Several democrats and posters here clearly are carrying Iran's water."

 

Rasselas

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Democrats have to tread very carefully in pressing the idea that Trump did this for political reasons. He's still our CiC, and Suliemani deserved what he got. We should press Trump on his reasoning and criticize him for 1) not being forthcoming, even after the fact, and even with trusted senators, 2) acting without informing Congress, 3) shifting justifications that seem weak and evasive. But jumping to unjustified conclusions based on little or no evidence--that's what TRUMP does. Let's not imitate his immature and unserious political tactics.

Politics ends at the water's edge. We should fight Trump over future challenges to the War Powers Act and move to curb his ability to engage in hostilities with Iran on a whim.
 
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Aside from the many/lame attempts by Trump and his GOP to explain the timing and necessity to kill Soleimani at this time.......
right after Trump has been impeached for abuse of power and is awaiting trial in the Senate...... the decision to take this huge gamble with our troops lives.......was obviously a political decision for Trump to save his hide and the GOP to retain power.

Why the Dems are not making this obvious with the lame excuses being put forward by Trump is beyond me!

There was no military necessity to kill Soleimani when we did.
Trump....on his own authority....risked the lives of thousands of Americans to save his sorry butt.

This is why running down the BS that the GOP is throwing at us is important!
Another...EVEN WORSE ...abuse of presidential power!

Thoughts?

(The fact that Soleimani was a terrorist/killer is totally beside the point and only helped Trump launch his latest scam of seizing power from our congress.)
Mr. Devil,

He blowed up good, real good....

 

Devil505

Former Staff
Jan 2008
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Florida
Democrats have to tread very carefully in pressing the idea that Trump did this for political reasons. He's still our CiC, and Suliemani deserved what he got. We should press Trump on his reasoning and criticize him for 1) not being forthcoming, even after the fact, and even with trusted senators, 2) acting without informing Congress, 3) shifting justifications that seem weak and evasive. But jumping to unjustified conclusions based on little or no evidence--that's what TRUMP does. Let's not imitate his immature and unserious political tactics.

Politics ends at the water's edge. We should fight Trump over future challenges to the War Powers Act and move to curb his ability to engage in hostilities with Iran on a whim.
This was the most egregious abuse of power by any president ever.
It needs to be explained simply to the voters.

Fear should not allow the Dems to fall into Trump's traps! (if this country is truly a racist imperialistic country searching for a dictator...let's find out NOW!
 
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Aside from the many/lame attempts by Trump and his GOP to explain the timing and necessity to kill Solemani at this time.......
right after Trump has been impeached for abuse of power and is awaiting trial in the Senate...... the decision to take this huge gamble with our troops lives.......was obviously a political decision for Trump to save his hide and the GOP to retain power.

Why the Dems are not making this obvious with the lame excuses being put forward by Trump is beyond me!

There was no military necessity to kill Solemani when we did.
Trump....ON HIS OWN AUTHORITY....risked the lives of thousands of Americans to save his sorry butt.

This is why running down the BS that the GOP is throwing at us is important!
Another...EVEN WORSE ...abuse of presidential power!

Thoughts?

(The fact that Solemani was a terrorist/killer is totally beside the point and only helped Trump launch his latest scam of seizing power from our congress.)
Impeach impeach!