I know that the Left and the media suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome, but holy cow, even I could not imagine that they would openly root for terrorist Soleimani and Iran!
So much gaslighting on this issue, so let's address the myths being perpetuated.
"The U.S. assassinated a foreign military leader. This would be like if Iran killed VP Pence or Secretary Pompeo."
-Soleimani was not a general of Iran's official military. He was the leader of the IRGC, which is a designated terrorist group and acts as "muscle" for the Ayatollah, plotting and sponsoring terrorist activity.
-U.S. military presence in Iraq was approved by Congress as well as the Iraqi government and U.N.
-Soleimani is the mastermind behind the killing of hundreds of American soldiers in Iraq and the attack on U.S. Embassy in Baghdad (which is U.S. soil). He was also planning further attacks on Americans. We also know that he planned a 2011 attack on a cafe in Washington D.C. to kill a Saudi ambassador, but thankfully that plan was foiled.
"This would not be happening if Trump stayed in the Iran nuclear deal."
-Ridiculous. The nuclear deal allowed Iran to get back funds and become revitalized as a regional power. Iran has cheated on the agreements of the deal and has expanded its scope of state sponsored terrorism.
-Trump's sanctions have crippled Iran's economy. The regime is facing massive internal unrest. Its GDP in 2019 was down 10%, unemployment at 17%, oil production down nearly 50%, rial down 35%.
"Trump violated the War Powers Act by killing Soleimani without congressional approval."
-The War Powers Act of 1973 deals with congressional approval within 60 days when the President sends U.S. military personnel into armed conflict. The Soleimani strike was a strategic airstrike that did not involve deployment of U.S. troops. Just as Obama ordering the raid on Bin Laden was not a violation of the War Powers Act, neither was the Soleimani strike. However, Obama did violate the War Powers Act when he sent U.S. aircraft and other military support to Libya in 2011 without congressional approval.
"The killing of Soleimani, even if morally right, is a strategic blunder because Iran will retaliate ferociously and cause a major war."
-Doubtful. Iran knows that they're toast if they actually launch a full scale war against us. Moreover, the shock of Soleimani's death has drastically raised the cost of attacking Americans, as the Iranian regime now knows that Trump is unpredictable and totally willing to use deadly military force. They will retaliate to save face, most likely a continuation of proxy conflicts and cyberattacks. But the U.S. is ready to respond with force without actually starting a war.