Obama's National Security Adviser: Trump's Soleimani Strike is ‘Absolutely Correct'
Marine General Jim Jones praises president for strike on terror chief
Retired National Security Adviser for former President Barack Obama, Marine General Jim Jones, praised President Donald Trump for his order to kill Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani.
Jones said that the President's decision, which was widely condemned by various Democrats, was “absolutely correct."
The retired general also added that Trump should not listen to Democrats on this issue.
Jones said on Sunday at an Atlantic Council event:
“I think what the administration did in the Soleimani case is absolutely correct."
“I think it’s the right thing to do," he added.
Jones was asked by a reporter, “Do you wish that you had done it in your time in government?”
“Well, I think we were doing it in the sense that we were really looking hard for Osama bin Laden."
“While I was in the White House, we found the found the house that he was and took another year to be pretty sure that he was there," he added.
"So, I think the Obama administration tried to find the terrorist that was the most wanted guy in the world.”
“Soleimani is now the next guy, so I give [Trump] credit for doing that, and I think it was the right thing to do, and I think it’s, as articulated by the president, it’s a potential game-changer,” Jones continued.
“I would not let up. I would not let up.”
Obama’s national security adviser, James L. Jones, says Trump was “absolutely correct” to kill Soleimani.— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 14, 2020
“I give him credit for that, it was the right thing to do … it’s a potential game changer." pic.twitter.com/5Z7xVymQJh
Obama Granted Amnesty to Terrorist Soleimani as Part of Iran Deal | Neon Nettle https://t.co/ruLojs6JQw— Montgomery Granger (@mjgranger1) January 9, 2020
Jones also criticized Democrats and the media advising Trump “not listen to” people who think t appeasement is the correct strategy.
“And I would not listen to the appeasers of the world who kind of want to calm the waves and [who say] let’s get back to normal business, and then you have Iran using its proxies to spread terror around the world, interdict shipping, shoot down drones, and things like that,” Jones said.
“Those days I think are over, and I hope Iran understands that.”
Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called Trump's decision to kill Soleimani "impulsive and erratic" with no "strategy."
Last week, Trump revealed he couldn't share his plans to strike Iranian terrorist Qassem Soleimani with Democrats due to the risk they would leak the information.
The president defended his order to take out Iran's terror chief after the military leader was said to have orchestrated an attack on the American Embassy in Iraq.
"They're saying, 'You should get permission from Congress, you should come in and tell us what you want to do -- you should come in and tell us, so that we can call up the fake news that's back there, and we can leak it,'" Trump explained.
"Lots of corruption back there."