There are no shortages of opinions regarding the most pressing issues facing this nation.  Some cite the rising national debt and point to the fact that historically speaking; large debt always precedes the collapse of government.  Others point to the safe spaces that have cropped up across America, i.e., the spaces that ensure the sensibilities of our growing legions of snowflakes aren’t offended, as further indications of a society becoming ever more effete.   While both notions have merit; to me the clearest indicator of what ails our nation and what God forbid, may be a precursor to America’s eventual downfall, is the reaction by the left to the elimination of Iranian master terrorist, Qassem Soleimani.

Today I watched MSNBC’s Morning Joe in disbelief as Scarborough and his guests contorted themselves into pretzels trying to spin the facts about killing Soleimani, a terrorist who has been killing Americans for years and who was planning further attacks on our interests and who created the terror groups in Lebanon, Syria and Yemen; a terrorist who actively gave logistical support, intelligence and money to both Hezbollah and Hamas.  And who in terms of sheer strategic initiative and support outshone even Osama bin Laden for pure evil.

Whether we want to admit it or not, we’ve been in a de facto war with Iran since President Carter refused to return the Shah of Iran to the Mullahs in 1979.   But instead or rejoicing or at least taking satisfaction in the fact that this very evil man had been eliminated, the left from Nancy Pelosi to Chuck Schumer to Elizabeth Warren felt compelled to criticize every aspect of the operation before they even had any facts.  This shouldn’t surprise anyone.  Recall the Washington Post’s headline after Trump authorized the military to take out the ISIS  butcher, Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Post called him an “austere religious scholar,” which is akin to referring to Nazi propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, as a “life coach.”

The Middle East is complex beyond description; it’s a region with no simple solutions and where Muslims been murdering each other for centuries.  As the saying goes, peace will come to the Middle East when Muslims learn to love their children more than they hate the Jews.

But perhaps what I’m having the most difficult time getting my arms around is how democrats have chosen to spin, contort and go out of their way to look for any possible fault they can find about the policies of the man who has done more to fight terrorism than anyone since we made the mistake of invading Iraq.   Which leads me to ask, are Schumer and the lot proponents of an appeasement strategy or does their hatred of Donald Trump supersede their concern for the nation?  Frankly, I suspect it’s both!

Schumer castigated Trump for “getting every foreign policy matter wrong,” so I thought we might take a look at that.  Since Trump has been in office, ask yourself, how many American sailors have been photographed on their knees in abject submissiveness while their Iranian captors humiliated them (and the United States) by posting those photos on social media for the world to see?   And what about ISIS – recall, it was the Obama administration that referred to the terror group as the JV team and proceeded to allow them to take over northern Iraq.  It took Trump and Kurds three years to dismantle what Obama said would take ten.  And what about the two most recent attacks on American diplomatic outposts, i.e., the consulate in Benghazi and the embassy in Bagdad?

Obama and Hillary told us the cause of the Benghazi attack was an anti-Islamic video.  Obama even had the cojones to lie to UN about it.  Not only did Americans die in Benghazi but no effort whatsoever was made to save them—our forces in the area could have been there within minutes, but were told to “stand down,” all while Obama’s media lackeys said nothing.  Now compare that to what occurred at the American embassy in Bagdad last week, i.e., no Americans were killed and Soleimani’s henchmen were driven off because this president chose to reinforce the embassy rather than allow Americans to die.

None of this is to deny there are risks associated with killing Soleimani.  And I’m certain the mullahs feel a need for revenge, but just like the democrats, the Mullahs have yet to figure out Trump—the self-proclaimed king of counterpunching has never been content to trade glancing blows—hit him and he’ll hit back ten times harder.  As noted in the New York Post, a counsel of timidity is now virtually the only voice heard on the left.  Peace-through-strength advocates are as plentiful as hen’s teeth in the modern Democrat Party.  Yes, Iran will certainly strike back and Americans may die—but Iran has been targeting Americans for years and the only difference now is that as of a few days ago, they are on notice that they can no longer do so with impunity.

So where do we go from here?  Trump has already let it be known he wants a dialogue with the Mullahs and all he asks in return is for them to cease fomenting terror throughout the region and to give up their nuclear weapons program.  Meanwhile, the president has been clear; “If Americans anywhere are threatened, we have all of those targets already fully identified, and I am ready and prepared to take whatever action is necessary.”  And that is what peace through strength looks like.  Democrats and the mullahs would be wise to pay attention.

Quote of the day:  “I changed my password to “incorrect” so, whenever I forget it the computer will say, “Your password is incorrect.”–Unknown