Let's Remember the American Contractor Who Was Killed in Rocket Strike by Soleimani Militia

The US flag, Iraq flag, and the US Forces Iraq colors are seen before they are carried in during ceremonies marking the end of US military mission in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead, 32,000 wounded and more than $800 billion, U.S. officials formally shut down the war in Iraq a conflict that U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said was worth the price in blood and money, as it set Iraq on a path to democracy. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

 

There are a lot of things that are troubling about the hot takes of the media and the Democrats about the issues with Iran.

But one that just sticks in my craw is acting as if this recent round of issues just dropped out of the sky and started with President Donald Trump “recklessly assassinating” IRGC terrorist leader Qasem Soleimani.

Central in this is completely forgetting the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and not even acknowledging all the rocket attacks on the U.S. in the lead-up to that, including a rocket attack that killed an American contractor and wounded several others, Americans and Iraqis.

Some already clearly deep in the throes of TDS even postulated that the “contractor” didn’t exist and this was all made up to distract from impeachment, just one of the many stupid conspiracy theories out there. The other attack was because he was a “contractor,” he must be a “mercenary.” So delusional and anti-American.

As GOP Spox Elizabeth Harrington notes, many reports were, for some reason, leaving out his name. So I wanted to put his name out there and make sure people were aware of who we had lost.

Hamid was a young married father of two, with sons ages 8 and 2. He became a naturalized American citizen in 2017 and was working as an interpreter/linguist for Valiant Global Defense Services, providing services for U.S. forces.

His neighbor, Abdul Naser, told Fox 40, “He was the best person, best communication as well to help the people. But he was a very nice person.” Valiant posted a statement:

Fox 40 said those who knew Hamid wanted the U.S. government to pursue justice and find some comfort for the family he left behind. Naser said, “To protect his family, to protect their children.”