Rep. Ro Khanna said Tuesday that he disagreed with the idea that the Obama administration could have done more to curb Iranian aggression in the Middle East.
“Because this was not just Barack Obama,” the California Democrat said on Fox News. “The reporting I’ve seen said President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney also passed on the chance to take out Soleimani. And the reason they all passed is they did not want to escalate a war with Iran.”
President Trump had last week ordered the killing of top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani based on what he said was intelligence that the general was plotting to kill Americans in the region. The Bush administration deemed the military unit Soleimani commanded a terrorist organization.
The Obama administration reached a nuclear deal with the country, which Trump has called “disastrous.”