We need a ‘Loyal Opposition’

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From the moment official Washington learned that Donald Trump had successfully neutralized Iran’s Terrorist-in-Chief, General Qasem Soleimani, the President’s many American critics began a show of disunity that can only embolden our nation’s jihadist and other foes. The mullahs may mistake that quest for domestic political advantage as encouragement to exact murderous revenge against us.

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From the moment official Washington learned that Donald Trump had successfully neutralized Iran’s Terrorist-in-Chief, General Qasem Soleimani, the President’s many American critics began a show of disunity that can only embolden our nation’s jihadist and other foes. The mullahs may mistake that quest for domestic political advantage as encouragement to exact murderous revenge against us.

Every one of us has a vital interest in deterring violent Iranian retribution. And if it occurs, those who seemed prepared to blame the President, rather than the avowed enemies who perpetrated it, will be as wrong as they are reprehensible.

As former Senator Joseph Lieberman put it in the Wall Street Journal today: “President Trump’s order to take out Qasem Soleimani was morally, constitutionally and strategically correct. It deserves more bipartisan support than the begrudging or negative reactions it has received thus far from my fellow Democrats.”

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