In 2016, Obama Administration officials slammed Sanders’ position on Iran as “dangerous and misguided.”
“[Sanders’] call for more Iranian troops in Syria is dangerous and misguided and the opposite of what is needed. … Senator Sanders’ call to ‘move aggressively’ to normalize relations with Iran – to develop a ‘warm’ relationship – breaks with President Obama, [and] is out of step with the sober and responsible diplomatic approach [pursued by the Obama Administration.]“
Four years later, Sanders is still showing he is unprepared and unwilling to keep Americans safe.
Instead of standing up for the Americans killed by Qasem Soleimani, Sanders repeated talking points straight from Iran’s murderous Ayatollahs:
- Bernie Sanders called Soleimani’s death a “violation,” an “assassination,” and refused to call him a terrorist.
An Iranian terrorist who killed Americans and orchestrated an attack on our embassy in Iraq was brought to justice.
— Trump War Room — Text FIGHT to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) January 12, 2020
- Sanders compared killing Soleimani, a known terrorist, to assassinating innocent government “dissidents.
Bernie Sanders bizarrely compared Soleimani’s death to a government “assassinating dissidents.”
Soleimani was a murderer and a monster. He was not innocent. pic.twitter.com/xy0Mn9Ju2a
— Trump War Room — Text FIGHT to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) January 8, 2020
- Sanders suggested the U.S. only labeled Soleimani a terrorist to assassinate him and set a bad “precedent.”
Instead of being outraged by a terrorist spilling American blood, Sanders has directed his outrage at President Trump. It’s clear he can’t be trusted to protect American lives.
An American family is grieving but @BernieSanders is outraged that President Trump eliminated the terrorist who ripped them apart forever.
How many American children have to be left fatherless before Bernie Sanders will defend American lives? pic.twitter.com/pTxOTVJnm8
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) January 12, 2020
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