On Episode 99 of War Room: Impeachment Raheem Kassam and Greg Manz discussed the left’s response to the death of Soleimani. Manz noted the Democrats’ use of the terminology ‘war crimes’ to describe the Trump administration’s recent and future action in the Middle East.
Kassam began by demonstrating the left’s lack of understanding of the recent actions the Trump administration took in Iran. He read aloud Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s response to a tweet from the President on the matter:
“This is a war crime. Threatening to target and kill innocent families, women and children – which is what you’re doing by targeting cultural sites – does not make you a “tough guy.” It does not make you “strategic.” It makes you a monster.”
The President’s original tweet explained the supposed ‘cultural sites’ Ocasio-Cortez was referencing”
“….targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!”
“Let’s be very clear about something,” Kassam explained, “the literalist left not being able to pass the President’s tweets very well. When he says ‘important to the Iranian culture,’ he’s not talking about ‘cultural sites’. He’s not talking about museums. He’s not talking about historical sites.”
“He’s talking about the Iranian culture as it pertains to the leadership,” Kassam asserted. “It’s 2020…Why do I have to explain this to people.”
This is a war crime.
Threatening to target and kill innocent families, women and children – which is what you’re doing by targeting cultural sites – does not make you a “tough guy.”
It does not make you “strategic.”
It makes you a monster. https://t.co/IjkNO8BD07
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 5, 2020
Manz continued dissecting the left’s response, focusing on the use of the terminology ‘war crimes’: “As things are playing out here, look for the Democrats calling anything coming up from the administration, any other attacks in the Middle East ‘war crimes.’”
He explained the left is cherrypicking their words in order to shape the narrative: “That is a talking point that you’re seeing on the Sunday shows happening literally right now. Tweets, statements – they’re using ‘war crimes‘ as a specific terminology for what the administration is likely to do.”