Soleimani Would Still Be Alive If It Were Up to 2020 Dems

Posted: Feb 08, 2020 8:00 AM
Soleimani Would Still Be Alive If It Were Up to 2020 Dems

Source: AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad

Just days after President Trump vowed in his State of the Union address that terrorists “will never escape American justice,” Democrats promised quite the opposite in New Hampshire on Friday.

During a question in the Democratic debate about Iranian terrorist Qasem Soleimani, Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg all said they would not have killed him.

Sanders referred to the strike as an assassination and advocated for sitting down and talking at the United Nations instead. 

"You're opening the door to international anarchy that every government in the world will then be subjected to attacks and assassination," he said. "What we have got to do is strengthen the State Department and our diplomatic capabilities, not just the military."

He continued: "What we have got to do is bring countries around the world together with our power and our wealth and say you know what, let us sit down and work out our differences through debate and discussion and the UN, not through more and more war."

Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, meanwhile, said there is “no evidence” killing Soleimani made Americans safer. 

And not surprisingly, Biden, who also was a 'no' on the raid against Osama bin Laden, said he would have opposed killing Soleimani.

Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh said their responses were "shocking, but somehow not surprising."