President Trump's timely move against evil was courageous
But Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others of their party are not joyful. As was the case when ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was eliminated, instead of celebrating, they are attacking President Donald Trump.
No one wants war. And no one believes that the United States should expend its resources being the world's policeman.
But refusal to recognize the threat of aggressive evil is irresponsible and dangerous.
In March 1983, then-President Ronald Reagan addressed the National Association of Evangelicals and delivered the famous address in which he called the Soviet Union "an evil empire."
Reagan unleashed his passion, noting the standing threat from the Soviet communists, arguing for aggressive confrontation.
"There is sin and evil in the world," said the president, "and we are enjoined by scripture and the Lord Jesus to oppose it with all our might."
"(I)f history teaches anything," he continued, "it teaches: Simple-minded appeasement or wishful thinking about our adversaries is folly. It means the betrayal of our past, the squandering of our freedom."
Reagan stood tough, and not many years later, the unthinkable happened. The Soviet Union collapsed.
Some of the foolishness we are hearing from the left cynically suggests that this operation was a diversionary tactic by President Trump to take attention from the impeachment proceedings.
Let's recall what he said three years ago in his inaugural address: "We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones -- and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth."
President Trump is focused and consistent with his agenda -- rebuilding a strong, creative and safe America.
Despite Iran being among the most oil-rich nations in the world, the average per capita income of its citizens is a paltry $5,400. Rather than investing to develop the potential of their own country, they squander their wealth to terrorize the world. No one suffers more than Iran's own citizens.
We should celebrate this blow to the regime in Iran and this timely, courageous act of President Trump.
Star Parker is president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education and author of the new book "Necessary Noise: How Donald Trump Inflames the Culture War and Why This is Good News for America," available now at starparker.com
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