Retired United States Marine Corps General Jim Jones is revered for his service to our country and admired by politicians across the aisle for his no-nonsense opinions.
Now President Barack Obama’s former National Security Adviser is publicly praising President Donald Trump’s targeted killing of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, before essentially adding that the president should not listen to his critics.
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“I think what the administration did in the Soleimani case is absolutely correct,” Jones said on Sunday at an Atlantic Council event. “I think it’s the right thing to do.”
A reporter asked Jones, “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,” Jones responded. “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. 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.”