Stimson on Iran: Soleimani ‘Made Himself a Target’ and Trump Was Right to Act

‘He put himself in the cross-hairs of the United States and our allies’


STIMSON: "As I said on the curvy couch with your three colleagues last Monday on Outnumbered, imminence was not required as a legal matter. As a legal matter, this guy had been conducting and strategizing to kill Americans through the use of his thugs and the IRGC for a long, long time. He put himself in the cross hairs of the United States and our allies by killing over 603 American service members. He was traveling around the region willy-nilly, however he saw fit in violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution prohibiting him from leaving Iran. He made himself a lawful target and we had no obligation under the law to prove imminence at all."

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