Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., listens to a question during the question and answer part of her campaign event Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter)
Was Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani a terrorist? Not according to Time (see here).
Although, “Trump says” he was.
What does Elizabeth Warren say?
Meghan McCain tried to find out Tuesday, and it wasn’t easy.
Liz visited The View to discuss the President’s go-ahead on a strike that took out the general.
Meghan started with a bring-up of Warren’s recent, evolving remarks on the Qasem:
“You issued a statement calling Soleimani a murderer. Later, you issued a second statement saying that he was, quote, ‘an assassination of a senior foreign military official.’ Now, this is a man who is obviously responsible for hundreds of American troops’ deaths, carnage that we can’t even imagine. The Treasury Department and the State Department have both designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization.”
They did? Meghan should tell Time.
Why did Elizabeth’s comments swerve? Did she fire prematurely, catch wind of the Democratic spin on the attack, and then try to catch up?
“I don’t understand the flip-flop. I don’t understand why it was so hard to call him a terrorist, and I would just like you to explain the change.”
If changing the subject is a kick, Elizabeth tried to pull a Karate Kid:
“Think about Saddam Hussein. You want to talk about a bad guy, right? However, going to war in Iraq was not in the interest of the United States. We lost thousands of American lives. It cost us here at home. It has cost us around the world. It has been a part of this cost in the Middle East that has ended up with millions of people who have lost their lives, who have been injured, who have been displaced. The question for the President of the United States is to understand what’s going on, have an overall strategy, and pick an appropriate response. And going back to Whoopi’s question, at an appropriate time. He’s part of a group that –”
Meghan with the move:
“Is he a terrorist?”
Don’t do it, Elizabeth…the party needs you…
She gave avoidance another shot:
“He’s part of a group that has been designated –“
McCain for a third time:
“He’s not a terrorist?”
It was a good run, but the candidate — who blames her family for tricking her into thinking she was an American Indian — finally surrendered:
“Of course, he is.”
But she immediately followed with a (dis)qualifier:
“He’s part of a group that has been designated a terrorist organization.”
Now let’s get back to what’s important — Trump in error:
“The question, though, is what’s the right response? And the response that Donald Trump has picked is the most incendiary, and has moved us right to the edge of war, and that is not in our long-term interests.”
Is Elizabeth a writer for Time?
She’s bigly in line with the magazine’s guide for parents on talking to their kids about what every rugrat’s got on the developing brain: the “difficult topic” of Donald’s “most extreme” attack — one that, Time appeared to suggest, may result in a reinstatement of the cottonpickin’ draft.
In the meantime, Elizabeth Warren’s trying to draft a plan of 2020 victory.
But if she reaches the battlefield of that final debate stage with Donald Trump, she’d better be ready for colossal conflict: Word is, the guy’s an assassin.
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