Pentagon Official Vindicates Trump for Attack Against Soleimani

Mark Esper
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Democrats and Hollywood liberals continue to say Trump went too far by taking out General Soleimani.

However, top Pentagon officials have shattered their narrative, claiming they would have been negligent in their duties had they not taken out the Iranian general.

Trump Vindicated

The word about the legitimacy of the strike came straight from General Mark Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

General Milley stated, “I’ll stand by the intelligence I saw that was compelling, it was imminent, and it was very very clear in scale and scope.

“Did it exactly say who, what, when, where? No.

“But he was planning, coordinating and synchronizing significant combat operations against U.S. military forces in the region and it was imminent.

“Those of us who were involved in the decision-making of that, we would have been culpably negligent to the American people had we not made the decision we made.”


While the media continues to say the intelligence on the strike was “razor-thin,” Milley stated, “Very, very few people saw the intelligence,” so whatever the media is saying right now is fake news.

Mark Esper also addressed the media, stating, “We had a responsibility to act when American lives are threatened and I think that’s a responsible thing to do.

“When we looked at this operation, we knew there’d be consequences, we knew there would be risks.

“We knew that ahead of time.

“We didn’t take any of it lightly. And the forces….we knew we would have to adjust their posture, force protection posture in the immediate aftermath of this particular strike operation.”

Esper would go on to strongly defend taking out Soleimani.

He stated, “How do you expect us not to respond after they’ve been killing our people for 20 years? Soleimani alone has the blood of hundreds of Americans.

“He’s wounded thousands of Americans and coalition partners. … He is a terrorist, a leader of a terrorist organization, he’s been killing and attacking Americans for 20 something years, and the blood is on his hands.

“He was planning attacks on American forces.

“He was there on the ground with the leader of Khata’ib Hizbollah — met him on the ground at the airplane, welcomed him, so they could further coordinate attacks.

“This whole narrative that’s being turned around is silly.”

As I am putting pen to paper, President Trump just finished speaking and he clearly does not want war and truly wants Iran to come to the table to work at a peace agreement.

The attack carried out last night by Iran looks like it was a purposeful miss, so the strike by Trump clearly had an impact on the new decision-makers in Iran.

Trump is ready for peace, now we just need Democrats to get behind him.