‘The Trump Doctrine: Assassinate anyone, anywhere, at any time so long as you claim they’re a bad dude.
In fairness, it’s not all that different from the Obama Doctrine or the Bush Doctrine but it is a lot more blunt.
Perhaps we should consider the honesty refreshing?
In the 10 days since it carried out the drone strike that killed Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, the Trump administration has been struggling to draft an after-the-fact narrative to justify it. On Monday, President Trump put an end to that hash of explanations. “It doesn’t really matter,” he tweeted, “because of his horrible past.”
Until that message on Twitter, the administration had insisted in various ways that General Suleimani, Iran’s most important military official, was planning myriad “imminent” attacks. The unraveling of the explanations accelerated over the weekend after Mr. Trump said four embassies were under immediate threat, a charge that his own administration could not back.’
Read more: Trump: ‘It Doesn’t Really Matter’ If Soleimani Was Planning ‘Imminent’ Attack ‘Because Of His Horrible Past’ (it doesn’t really matter if I lied about the reason for killing the guy to kick off more conflict with Iran because I have Israel to keep happy)