• Left-wing Insanity: Dems More Interested in Trashing Trump than Stopping Iran

    Summary Surge: The Democratic Left is so busy lashing out at and resisting President Trump they can’t muster the energy to resist murderous and dangerous Iran.

    by Gary Bauer

    The progressive reaction to President Trump’s order to eliminate Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s chief terrorist, is dangerous and revealing.  Here’s a sampling of the response from the left:

    • Joe Biden, a supposed foreign policy expert and the “moderate” in the Democrat primary, said this:  “President Trump just tossed a stick of dynamite into a tinder box.”
    • Bernie Sanders said: “Trump’s dangerous escalation brings us closer to another disastrous war in the Middle East.”
    • Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted the president’s action as “provocative and disproportionate.”
    • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused the president of engaging in “an act of war” and insisted that “Congress now has a moral and legal obligation to reassert its power to stop this war and protect innocent people from horrific consequences.”

    Once again, we see virtually every leading figure on the progressive left referring to President Trump — not Iran, the world’s leading state-sponsor of terrorism — as the greatest threat to peace.  Their rhetoric in every case could have been — and should have been — made in reference to Iran!

    Donald Trump is not blowing up oil tankers, attacking one of the world’s largest oil production facilities in Saudi Arabia or firing rockets at Israel.  Iran is.

    Donald Trump is not slaughtering peaceful pro-democracy protestors.  The ayatollah is.

    If anything is taking us closer to another disastrous war, it is Iran’s belligerent actions throughout the entire Middle East!

    When was the last time Nancy Pelosi condemned the “provocative and disproportionate” actions of the Islamic Republic?  Her statement reads as if she would prefer that Soleimani were still alive and plotting against us.

    Does Rep. Ocasio-Cortez feel she has a moral and legal obligation to protect innocent Americans?  Has she ever accused the ayatollah of committing “acts of war”?  Many innocent Iraqis and Iranians are suffering horrific consequences due to Tehran’s actions, not Trump’s.

    These Democrats are giving Iran exactly what it wants by dividing the American people and preventing a united response to Iran’s aggression.  That is extremely dangerous because it will only embolden the regime to lash out even more believing that many American politicians are weak and feckless.

    We don’t want war with Iran.  But Iran is intent on dominating the Middle East, killing Americans and annihilating the state of Israel.

    Not that long ago, politics in America used to stop at the water’s edge.  Sadly today, too many Democrats are too busy resisting Donald Trump to resist the evil regime in Tehran.

    Just something to remember in November!

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge. 

    More from Gary Bauer at CWF

    Image: Adapted from: nrkbeta – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @ SXSW, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=77303637

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.


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