Justice Jeanine Pirro was strong in her defense of President Trump for the U.S. attack on the head of the Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force, Iranian terrorist leader Qassem Soleimani on Friday, Jan. 3.
In her opening statement on “Justice with Judge Jeanine” on Saturday, Pirro commended the president for his action, saying, “It needed to happen, and President Donald Trump was the man to do it.”

“Everyone knew the blood of Americans was on his hands responsible for the murder of more than 600 American service members and thousands of others whose blood and limbs were spilled and left on the sands of the Middle East,” Pirro said.

“He implemented the explosive devices capable of piercing through our American armor. His ruthless reign of terror was celebrated and legendary against Americans, our allies and Muslims would have continued had this monster not been stopped.”

“The president did not risk a single life in his effort to eliminate this sadistic beast who, according to all reports as well as his history, was a clear and present danger to America,” Pirro said in her opening statement on Saturday.

She added that Trump “is not interested in war,” reported Fox News. “He is interested in America and protecting it and in so doing, he will take swift, decisive, and strategic action and take no prisoners along the way.”

“Whether they’ll admit it or not, all Americans should be thankful. Our allies should be thankful. Indeed, the world should be thankful for the removal of the world’s most dangerous terrorist,” she continued.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared on “Fox and Friends” last Friday, and said the president had demonstrated by his action to take out the world’s worst terrorist that he was prepared to take “swift decisive” action to protect Americans.

Pirro was in agreement with Pompeo and said the president is a man “who negotiates from strength, not from weakness. A man who has exhibited tremendous restraint, while constantly being provoked by Iran. His red line was the killing of an American and true to his word, it was only then that he responded.”

Pirro continued, “He had tried everything and economic sanctions were imposed. Themselves recognized as appropriate and responsible action in the spectrum of diplomacy and yet, they continued to poke the eye of the tiger,” adding, “The president even tweeted Iran will pay a very big price for any damage or loss of life. ‘This is not a warning, it’s a threat.”

Pirro added, “It’s not an act of war. It’s not unauthorized force when the commander in chief is defending Americans from imminent deadly harm.”

Meanwhile, in Iraq, many citizens celebrated in the streets the death of Soleimani. Pompeo tweeted, “Iraqis—Iraqis—dancing in the streets for freedom; thankful that General Soleimani is no more.”