Oh really Ilhan?
It’s becoming increasingly clear where the dividing line is drawn….and who is on which side.
On one side, those who love and will defend America with force if necessary.
This would be President Trump.
On the other side?
Those who apologize for America, those who sympathize with Iran, those who say Soulemani was a “revered military leader” (WaPo), and those who want to “stop Trump”.
That would be United States House of Representatives Member Ilhan Omar (D).
So what if Trump wants war, knows this leads to war and needs the distraction?
Real question is, will those with congressional authority step in and stop him? I know I will.
Really Rep. Omar?
At what point does this cross into dereliction of duty and violation of the oath of office?
Our friends over at the Western Journal had more on the story:
Rep. Ilhan Omar’s response to the killing of an Iranian military commander and the lack of congressional oversight in the strike hints at a possible reason she was never told about it in the first place.
Omar took to Twitter Thursday and Friday to express her outrage toward President Donald Trump.
The congresswoman hinted that Trump ordered the violently explosive drone strikeon Iranian terror leader Qassem Soleimani in the hopes that a war would result — a conflict that would serve as a distraction from the ongoing impeachment attempt against him.
“So what if Trump wants war,” Omar asked, “knows this leads to war and needs the distraction?”
“Real question is,” she continued, “will those with congressional authority step in and stop him? I know I will.” (Emphasis added)
One of Omar’s main gripes appears to be that Trump failed to get congressional authorization before ordering the drone strike that killed Soleimani.
If Trump did brief all 535 members of Congress about the impending strike — or even members certain House and Senate committees — is there any guarantee this information wouldn’t be leaked out?
In an operation like the one that led to the death of Soleimani, it all comes down to timing. The target needs to be within clear striking distance of a drone, yet clear from any potential collateral damage.
Even the slightest tip to the Iranian terror leader could have scuttled the entire plan.
Omar, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, already confirmed she would use her power to frustrate anything that would lead to a war. She most likely held this same sentiment days before the strike.
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The question, however, is whether her desire to avoid a war with Iran would have provoked her to leak crucial information.
Saving Soleimani would potentially avoid any conflict, but cause irreparable damage to any U.S. plans against the butcher of American and coalition troops.
Not even former President Barack Obama sought the approval of Congress for his raid against Osama Bin Laden.