Former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, James L. Jones, said last Sunday, Jan. 12, that what the Donald Trump administration had done regarding the bombing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani “was absolutely correct.”
The positive comments about the drone operation that killed the Iranian Revolutionary Guard leader were also accompanied by criticism of those “appeasers” who want relations with Iran to return to a status quo, according to Breitbart News.
“And I would not listen to the appeasers of the world who kind of want to calm the waves and [who say] let’s get back to normal business and then you have Iran using its proxies to spread terror around the world, interdict shipping, shoot down drones, and things like that.”
“Those days I think are over and I hope Iran understands that,” Jones added.
According to a recent poll led by ABC News and the consulting firm Ipsos, 90 percent of Democrats opposed Trump’s decision to carry out the attack on the Iranian general, while his approval rating among Republicans was 87 percent.
The retired naval general commented on the decisions made during the Obama administration after a journalist asked him about what his government had done about terrorism.
“Well, I think we were doing it in the sense that we were really looking hard for Osama bin Laden,” Jones said, adding, “While I was in the White House, we found, found the house that he was at and took another year to be pretty sure that he was there.”
“So, I think the Obama administration tried to find the terrorist that was the most wanted guy in the world,” according to The Daily Wire.
Jones said Soleimani was the next guy, so he gave Trump credit for calling the operation “right,” adding that it represents “a potential game changer [with Iran].”
According to the Atlantic Council, Gen. Jones finished serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in February 2017 after a distinguished 40-year career.
From July 1999 to January 2003, he served as the 32nd commander of the U.S. Marine Corps, the most notable position within the U.S. Marine Corps, and in 2003 was appointed commander of the U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, as well as commander of the U.S. European Command.