Obama’s National Security Adviser Praises Trump For Killing Soleimani: It was the right thing to do

edited January 15 in General
Jim Jones, Obama's National Security Adviser with Obama and Hillary Clinton

Retired Marine General Jim Jones, former President Barack Obama’s National Security Adviser, praised President Donald Trump in an interview this week for killing Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani, saying that the decision wasabsolutely correct” while essentially adding that the president should not listen to Democrats on this issue.

“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.”

Jones also took an apparent shot at the media and Democrat party when he said that he would advise Trump to “not listen to” people who are saying that the situation needs to be calmed down and that appeasement is the correct strategy.

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