On Episode 105 of War Room: Impeachment, guest Peter Bergen, author of Trump and His Generals, supports War Room’s pushing the White House to be stronger on messaging about the death of Qassem Soleimani. He emphasizes that Soleimani is “not a household name,” causing many Americans to not understand the significance of his death.

Bergen compares the death of Soleimani to the more recognizable Osama Bin Laden and Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi: “Osama Bin Laden killed 3,000 Americans on Tuesday morning 9/11. Baghdadi was ordering the execution of American prisoners on camera.”

Host Stephen K. Bannon adds Baghdadi was “beheading Christians left and right.”


Unlike Bin Laden and Baghdadi, “Soleimani was not a household name. He wasn’t introduced as a problem to the American people. Suddenly we’ve killed this guy some people were claiming on various networks it’s a bigger deal than Bin Laden or Baghdadi which I think is absurd.”

Bannon asks “Why do you think that’s absurd?”

Bergen responds: “Osama Bin Laden is a big deal. I mean Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, you can have a debate about it. The main point is [Soleimani’s] role in the region was not something that had been explained to the American people. So people are like this guy is the world’s worst human being and suddenly we’ve just heard about him? I think that had a role.”