It is entirely understandable that as a prominent politician and one who is the spotlight more times than not, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has to be careful of what she says. Just the wrong word or phrase can mean a million different things to certain people. And in this day and age, when the woke cancel-culture of the far left has seemingly taken hold of everything, those people are all too easily offended. It’s why being “politically correct” is crucial to anyone in her position.
However, there is a vast difference between wanting to be politically correct and taking sides with those who are blatantly and so obviously against the America she claims to stand for. And for the White House hopeful, it seems to be the latter she cares more about.
At least, that is the message she conveyed to the nation during a recent session on ABC’s “The View” on Monday. When Iranian military leader General Qassem Soleimani was mentioned, she did just about everything possible, not to admit that he was a bad guy or terrorist. In fact, she couldn’t even bring herself to say the word. Instead, all she wanted to do was point fingers at President Donald Trump and blamed him for the death of this extremist.
The View co-host Meghan McCain first asked what she thought of the dead Iranian commander, pointing out that she had previously called him a “murderer” and a “senior foreign military official” but had failed to label him as a terrorist.
McCain said, “This is a man who is obviously responsible for hundreds of American troops’ deaths, carnage that we can’t even imagine.” And she continued, “The Treasury Department and the State Department have both labeled the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization. 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.”
This would have been the perfect opportunity for her to just come right out and admit it, to say “he was a terrorist.” After all, her refusal to accept this is starting to become an issue that could quickly ruin her chances of getting into the White House. But she didn’t. Instead, she turned the whole thing into a rant on President Trump.
Warren said, “The question is, what is the response that the president of the United States should make, and what advances the interests of the United States of America.” She began to add more, going into more depth about her disapproval of Trump’s handling of the Iraq War, but McCain cut her off.
McCain interrupted the congresswoman, asking point-blank, “Do you think he’s a terrorist?”
Warren began, “He’s part of a group that…” And McCain cut her off again.
“But is he a terrorist?” the co-host asked.
Again Warren sidestepped the question and continued to try and talk about the labeling of the terrorist group he led and organized.
But McCain was not having it. So she asked, “So he’s not a terrorist?”
Finally, Warren was able to give more of a straight answer. But it was far from what was needed from her. And she still couldn’t bring herself to actually say the word ‘terrorist’ regarding Soleimani.
She responded, “Of course he is.” But then she went right back into ranting about how his group was “designated” and what Trump’s response was.
“He’s part of a group that our federal government has designated as a terrorist. The question, though, is what’s the right response?”
Correct me if I’m wrong, but when several US and world organizations, including the Treasury Department and the State Department, label someone as a terrorist, it demands that the rest of the world admit it as fact. And yet, the worst that Warren could say about this guy is that he was a “senior foreign military official.”
If I didn’t know any better, and given Warren’s viewpoints, it’s possible, I’d say she likes Soleimani more than she does Trump. I mean, the way she seems to be protecting his name is what I can imagine just about anybody doing for a good friend or family member who has done wrong. And maybe that’s just it; perhaps she will soon announce that she is 1/23rd Iranian, a long-lost sister of Soleimani or something.
What does it say when the left’s hatred of Trump is so far gone that even proven terrorists get better rapport then him?