Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 | 2 a.m.
President Donald Trump warned Iran that a “red line” is an attack on American personnel. Iran crossed that line with an attack that killed an American contractor and wounded four soldiers.
Trump responded with airstrikes on five targets in Iraq and Syria, killing 25 Kataib Hezbollah fighters, led by Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
Iran attacked the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, prompting Trump to send Marines to secure the embassy and deploy troops from the 82nd Airborne to Kuwait. Then, Trump authorized, and a U.S. airstrike accomplished, the assassination of Soleimani to lessen the chance of a larger war.
Sometimes, you have to take the bull by the horns. The president should and can withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq.