Posted Jan 08, 2020 by Michael L. Brown

It’s not every day when major voices as disparate as Piers Morgan and Rush Limbaugh agree. But when it comes to Democratic (and, more widely, liberal) reaction to Trump’s killing of Iranian General Soleimani, Morgan and Limbaugh are singing the same tune. In their view, liberal hatred for Trump is so extreme that the left would rather sympathize with terroristic Iran than celebrate the death of a mass terrorist. How telling.

According to Morgan, “Soleimani was the world’s most dangerous terrorist,” no ifs, ands, or buts.

“As such,” Morgan continues, “he was no different ideologically from other terror leaders like Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and ISIS commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.”

And US forces took out all three of these mass murderers. (The ISIS leader, of course, killed himself when he was about to be captured.)

“Yet unlike,” Morgan observes, “Bin Laden and Baghdadi, Soleimani’s death has been met with howls of protests from the world’s liberals.”

Why? It’s because of liberal hatred of Trump.

Indeed, “when Obama ordered the execution of Bin Laden, liberals cheered him around the world.

“But Trump Derangement Syndrome dictates there must be a very different response when the current president kills a terror leader.”

Now, you might say that Morgan is wrong here. If Trump Derangement Syndrome was so blinding, why didn’t these same liberals condemn Trump for taking out Baghdadi?

The answer would appear to be that: 1) ISIS was too evil and could not possibly be defended, whereas there can be sympathy for the nation of Iran and one of their generals. 2) Baghdadi ultimately killed himself. 3) His death occurred before Trump’s impeachment, with the impeachment causing the left to become even more radicalized.

Morgan was also right to dispel the myth that Trump acted impulsively and on his own to take out Soleimani. (He details the order of events in his article.)

This has been a concern of the left from day one, and it was a concern I had in the past as well. Trump will get us into another world war. He is irresponsible. He is a madman. He is unhinged and you never know what he will do.

Now, looking back at the events of this week, it seems that: 1) Trump succeeded in taking out the world’s leading terrorist; 2) he faced down the world’s leading sponsor of terror; 3) and, in his speech to the nation (and world), he even offered the people of Iran an olive branch of peace and a promise of prosperity.

What is so bad about this? So evil? So irresponsible?

How does this hurt America? Endanger the world?

Indeed, it is now being reported that, “Iran DELIBERATELY failed to hit US military targets in Iraq missile attack for fear of escalating conflict with Donald Trump, intelligence sources reveal.”

Yes, Trump struck fear into the hearts of the Iranians after they publicly mocked him while attacking our embassy in Iraq. “You don’t mess with America,” he said loudly and clearly. Hopefully, Iran, already crippled by economic sanctions, got the message.

As for the wellbeing of our nation, could it be that Trump really does not want to put our troops in harm’s way? That he really does hate seeing Americans die overseas? That there’s actually a human heart beating within his breast? That he would not irresponsibly lead us into another war?

Interestingly, and right on cue, Trump’s actions have revealed the true colors of his most ardent critics, which means that someone like Colin Kaepernick sees the killing of a mass murderer as another terrorist attack by America on brown and black people.

In his words, “There is nothing new about American terrorist attacks against black and brown people for the expansion of American imperialism.”

Morgan’s response was classic: “Kaepernick either doesn’t know, or chose to ignore, that for many years Iran has been committing terror attacks on black and brown people for the expansion of its own imperialist agenda in the Middle East.”

And need I quote the responses from some of the Democratic presidential candidates or extreme liberals like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

Rush Limbaugh has actually compared some of these responses to the rhetoric of Iran, illustrating the degree that Trump’s staunchest opponents are blinded by their hatred of him.

As reported (in sincerity) by the New Republic, “Trump’s Next Impeachable Offense is Nigh. Congress may have no other choice but to redeploy the ultimate check against a rogue president bent on committing atrocities.”

There you have it.

Certainly, I understand the reason for concern when we take out another nation’s general. And I understand the skepticism about the reports that our intel said he was about to launch more attacks against Americans and others. Was there was real intel, or was this a pretense? Or did we even need a pretense?

I’ll let the intelligence experts and military pundits sort that out.

I also agree that Trump’s tweet about destroying cultural sites in Iran was unwise and unnecessary, adding to fears about his reliability.

But the death of the world’s leading terrorist and the facing down of the world’s largest state-sponsor of terrorism means the potential saving of many lives. (That being said, we should remain prayerful and vigilant against other, potential terrorist acts from Iran.)

For now, this much is clear: We have learned more about President Trump this week, and we have learned much about his staunchest critics.

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B.W. posted a comment · Jan 15, 2020
Hey wordy2 person Natural Law Happened ! In New York he would be called a thug! a predator! Assassinated Just because he killed Americans, Some Democrats seem to feel a strange regret for the killing of a monster who specialized in killing Americans. His forces have instigated attacks against our troops in Afghanistan. He plotted a (foiled) bombing in Washington, D.C., and attempted attacks on the soil of our European allies.He armed the terrorist group Hezbollah in Lebanon with rockets to pummel the Jewish state of Israel. And he was greeted moments before his death by a terrorist responsible for the bombing of our embassy in Kuwait in 1983. the Obama administration, used this type of drone strikes using such a legal rationale. I hope your ire - anger rage fury wrath hot temper outrage temper was visible during Obama's days in Office and especially when he assassinated OSAMA ! ( ref....opinion piece SEN Tom Cotton)
B.W. posted a comment · Jan 15, 2020
The United Methodist Church announced a proposal Friday to split the denomination over what it called "fundamental differences" regarding its beliefs on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy.
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words2yz posted a comment · Jan 13, 2020
Trump did not consult with his Secretary of Defense or with his National Security advisors before planning this assassination. They would have urged him to use caution and restraint instead of escalating and instigating conflict with IRAN. Why won't he listen to wisdom ???
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Someone trying ... posted a comment · Jan 10, 2020
I'm not an American. I don't know who Rush Limbaugh is. But one thing for sure is that I do know who Piers Morgan is. In 2004 he was the Editor of a British Mainstream Tabloid news paper. He was sacked from this position when it became clear that he had knowingly allowed a fake story to be run as the lead story. It claimed that British Soldiers had carried out torture in Iraq. its was 100% fake and Piers Morgan New that it was. But he still allowed it to go to press. The full saga can be read about at: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/mirror-editor-morgan-sacked-over-fake-photos-1.1140560 https://www.theguardian.com/media/2004/may/14/pressandpublishing.iraqandthemedia https://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/the-fakes-that-finished-an-editor-and-the-truth-that-wont-go-away-563576.html I've always said that party politics has no place in the Kingdom of God. I am very quickly loosing the little respect I have for AskDrBrown. A few more articles like this one, and what respect I have left will be strongly challenged.
B.W. posted a comment · Jan 10, 2020
Good News kind of like when David slew the Philistine ! you know in the Bible (I Sam. xvii), the Philistine giant slain by David, who thereby achieved renown. The top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani had come up to make war against ? and this terrorist coward was killed.... Good News! Don't forget this guys hit list grew over the last decade! kinda glad he's done! a big fat ( . ) done!
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Jay R posted a comment · Jan 10, 2020
About the response to Trump ordering the killing of a terrorist who has coordinated and ordered the death of many across national borders. Neville Chamberlain believed in appeasement. Do you recall how that worked out for him prior to WWII? In the words of The Arrogant Worms, "Give peas a chance". However, there are times when you have to abandon the Vege-Matic and kill the pig. Unless you are inviting some of your Jewish or Islamic friends to dinner. Trump did the absolutely correct thing in ordering this death. Those who wish to have immense personal power and rule will disagree. The constitution lays out what the Founding Fathers felt were inalienable right bestowed upon all. They even had the audacity to call them self-evident. .One of the things that they did not call self-evident was the need for a democracy. The US is a constitutional republic. Perhaps this should go onto your reading list.
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words2yz posted a comment · Jan 10, 2020
TRUMP: SO, I'M going to respond to barbarism and terrorism.... with more barbarism and terrorism ‼️. WHAT A MORON ‼️
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Kidron posted a comment · Jan 08, 2020
Excellent! Thank you !
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Swkh310 posted a comment · Jan 08, 2020
Yet the orange creature continues to side with Putin and kiss up to KJU.