WASHINGTON, D.C.—Last night the United States launched a strike at an airport in Baghdad, Iraq, killing Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, one of Iran’s top military strategists.
For over two decades, Soleimani orchestrated attacks through the Islamic Revolutionary Guards special operations Quds Force that took the lives of hundreds of Americans in the Middle East.
When asked about the strike, Congressman Warren Davidson (R-OH) said:
“Rarely have American missiles found a more fitting target than General Soleimani. Since America entered Iraq in 2003, Quds Force has been actively destabilizing Iraq, killing Americans and Iraqis—either directly or through proxies.
General Soleimani should not have been in Iraq. He was behind the violent demonstrations against the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and was planning further attacks on Americans.
Killing Soleimani in Iraq was decisive, just, and long overdue.”