Soleimani Bombing Was From the Obama Admin Playbook

President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks during a press conference Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., following the U.S. airstrike in Iraq that resulted in the death of Iranian commander Qassim Soleimani. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

“The whole concept of war has changed under Obama.” — Jon Alterman, Middle East specialist at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2015

Now that Donald Trump is in office, and the press finally cares again what the President is doing with all that power, it belatedly occurs to them just how much power Bush and then Obama gave themselves to act unilaterally with very little congressional oversight whatsoever.

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