Yesterday Rush Limbaugh interviewed President Donald Trump. As one might expect, the primary subject was the latest news, the drone strike killing of Qasem Soleimani (voanews.com), the Iranian Qud Force Commander. Here is a link to the interview, America’s Anchorman Interviews President Trump (Jan 6, 2020) (rushlimbaugh.com).
Why read the interview? Limbaugh let Trump speak without arguing with him. He gave Trump an opportunity to clearly explain why he had Soleimani killed. That is, we don’t have to filter out the news media hostility to all things Trump.
Consider what is going on. Because of the drone strike killing of Soleimani, the Iranian leadership is unhappy and wants to hit us back. However, they were already hitting us, and Soleimani was planning another attack. Therefore, when Trump had Soleimani killed, he was interfering with the execution of an attack in the planning, he was showing Iran we have the capability to hit them back harder, and he was pointing out to the Iran’s leaders that he is willing to use that capability. That is, Trump was demonstrating that Iran has much more to fear from us than we do from them.
Because they are determined to take of Iraq, like as not Iran will still try to intimidate the United States and drive us out of the country. If we want Trump to stand firm, then we need to understand why he made the choice he made and voice our support.
Qasem Soleimani was dangerous man, a terrorist. Because he had killed lots of people (including hundreds of Americans) and intended to kill more, killing him was a good decision.