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As news broke that President Trump had ordered a targeted strike against Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Quds Forces of Iran, while he was in Iraq, the liberal media where aghast Trump would take action against a killer of American troops and innocence. During the primetime pearl-clutching on MSNBC’s The Last Word, a panel of journalists and former Obama administration officials were busy suggesting there was no plan and “if” Soleimani deserved what he got, Trump was the “wrong” president to dish it out.
Towards the end of the show, host Lawrence O’Donnell basically went around the room and had his panel of lefties quickly reiterate their gripes about the strike that they made throughout the show.
Referencing a “hotline” between the Obama administration and the radical Iran regime, O’Donnell turned to NBC international correspondent Cal Perry and lamented how “it seems like there’s no hotline to anyone in Iran now.” Perry worried about the people in Iran waking up scared:
CAL PERRY: No. And I think it's worth mentioning we are, of course, mindful of U.S. troops in the field. But as the sun comes up in Iran and it is 7:00 a.m. there now, it is worth mentioning and it is worth remembering that millions of people in Iran and in Syria and in Lebanon and in Israel are waking up this morning, very, very scared in a region that seems to be one step closer to another war, Lawrence.
“I think you'll see Qasem Soleimani treated as a martyr and treated as a hero of his country, which is not how we Americans see him. But you can certainly expect the Iranian regime to use this for all the propaganda value they can,” explained former Obama Middle East advisor Daniel Benaim.