Former CIA director and U.S. Army General David Petraeus came forward with a bombshell statement that vindicated President Trump’s actions in the recent killing of Qasem Soleimani.
Speaking to Foreign Policy, Petraeus said, “It is impossible to overstate the importance of this particular action. It is more significant than the killing of Osama bin Laden or even the death of [Islamic State leader Abu Bakr] al-Baghdadi.”
The killing of Qasem Suleimani may very well represent a turning point in the Middle East. Trump’s willingness to kill someone like Suleimani sent a message.
The United States will respond with swift and deadly force to any attack on its interests. For too long such attacks had been tolerated.
Iran has been emboldened by weak decision making from the United States. But thanks to President Trump that is now over.
The long term impact of killing Suleimani could finally signal real change. Iran has to recon with the reality that the U.S. will not handle them with kid gloves.
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