STATEMENT FROM KNUTE BUEHLER ON KILLING QASEM SOLEIMANI

Since 1979, Iran has been at war with America. I support the decisive action by President Trump and our military to kill and remove Qasem Soleimani from the battlefield. He is a terrorist and murderer who has the blood of American soldiers on his hands. This attack was justified given his long track record of creating terror, death and instability in the Middle East. There must be consequences – and justice – for those who would storm an American embassy, shoot down military assets, attack our allies and kill Americans. History shows peace can be achieved through strength and deterrence – not weakness or appeasement.  While military action is never without risk, inaction also carries significant risk. Even during these divided political times, I would hope that our elected leaders could turn down the partisan rhetoric and stand together in defense of American interests and the American people.

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