Jewish Dems Respond to Killing of Qassem Soleimani

January 3, 2020

WASHINGTON – Following the U.S. assassination of Iranian leader Qassem Soleimani, Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) Executive Director Halie Soifer issued the following statement:

“No one is shedding any tears over the death of Iranian terrorist Qassem Soleimani, and no one is questioning whether he deserved this fate. The question is whether the Trump administration has weighed the significant ramifications of this action and whether President Trump has a clear strategy for what comes next.

“For three years, President Trump has undermined America’s international alliances, diminished U.S. credibility, and weakened our diplomatic corps. Having eroded these pillars of our national security, we are deeply concerned that the Trump administration is simply incapable of handling a crisis of this magnitude and gravity.

“What is needed now is real leadership in the White House, and close coordination and consultation with Congress. Instead, we have a president who has based his foreign policy on recklessness and impulse, refused to consult with Congress, and repeatedly demonstrated incompetence. We are deeply concerned about what this means for America’s national security, as well as that of our allies, including Israel, at this precarious time.”