Thursday, August 11, 2022

Murdering Iranian officials is bad too

Let me start by saying that I don't approve of murdering anybody, not even a horrible human being like John Bolton. But Bolton approved of the Trump Administration's decision to assassinate Qassim Suleimani. If you think that killing an Iranian national security official (along with several other people near him) is justified, then how is an Iranian plot to kill Trump's national security advisor out of bounds?

Again, I don't approve of either assassination plot. But I just don't get why someone like Bolton wouldn't realize that the American attitude that any Iranian official is fair game for killing won't be used as justification for his own murder, and the murder of any other American official for that matter.

It's also weird how American commentators are pointing to the plot to kill Bolton as proof of some unique Iranian perfidy. Don't they look in the mirror?