This is in response to Harriet Heywood’s Jan.18 letter to the editor, “Trump’s actions are reckless.” The basic tenet of Ms. Heywood’s comments is that President Trump was reckless in his order to kill — assassinate preferred by some — Iran’s Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, a torturer, murderer and butcher of thousands of Americans, Iranians and others. She also said the general was “wildly popular.”
Hmm! Perhaps Ms. Heywood hasn’t been following the news lately. The outpouring of Iranians’ joy at Soleimani’s demise is palpable. There is even a video of protesters in Baghdad cheering the death of Soleimani. The Iranian regime painted an American flag on a pavement that Iranians refused to walk on to further show their support for Trump’s killing of the general. As for pulling out of the ridiculous Iranian nuclear deal negotiated by Obama and Kerry, Iran had absolutely no plan from the get-go to stop their efforts; they lied in the judgement of many to disguise their continuing efforts to develop an intercontinental missile.
The Iranian government is violent and evil, but it’s not stupid; it knows that Trump is not a pathetically weak Obama. He delivers on his promises and Iran has no desire to be destroyed. Iran will not start World War III no matter their rhetoric. I wonder what Ms. Heywood’s attitude would be if one of her loved ones was killed by Soleimani. If given the opportunity for one-on-one conversations, what would she say to the parents, wives and husbands of our American military killed by this monster? That Trump was reckless? That because Soleimani was a member of the ruling elite he was untouchable? And finally, where was Ms. Heywood when Obama killed Osama Bin Laden? When a Democrat president kills a terrorist, all’s well. When Trump does likewise, his actions are reckless.
Hypocrisy at its finest!