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During a sit-down interview with NBC political director Chuck Todd on Sunday’s Meet the Press, President Trump’s national security adviser, Ambassador Robert O’Brien embarrassed his host by repeatedly schooling him on how much of threat Iranian General Soleimani was. On top of that, he called out the liberal media for taking a pro-Iran stance with their refusal to cover the regime’s massacre of civilian protesters.
At the top of the interview, Todd pressed O’Brien with the media’s skepticism of the need to take Soleimani out, even gawking at Trump’s explanation that four embassies were being targeted. “Four embassies. If they were targeting four embassies, did you guys see that as a declaration of war by Iran? I mean, that's a big thing. What four embassies are we talking about here,” he scoffed.
“[T]he President's interpretation of that intelligence is very consistent with it and so, look, I think this has been -- this has been a Washington thing. I think when we tell the American people that there was exquisite intelligence and there was going to be an attack on Americans, we had to stop that,” O’Brien explained in part.
When Todd tied to suggest there wasn’t much done to protect any of the embassies, according to an unnamed source, O’Brien noted they moved plenty of military assets to and around the region, including soldiers, marines, and Apache helicopters. “We made it very clear this was not going to be Tehran 1979, this was not going to be Benghazi,” he said.
Todd then pushed the unfounded conspiracy theory that somehow Iran’s missile attack on two U.S. bases was designed to intestinally not kill anyone, and suggested their response to Soleimani’s slaying was “muted."