National Security

Continetti: It’s Superfluous to Debate How Imminent Soleimani’s Next Attack Was

Washington Free Beacon founding editor Matthew Continetti said Friday that it's superfluous for members of Congress, the Trump administration, and the media to debate how "imminent" the next attack by deceased Iranian general Qassem Soleimani was.

"I think a lot of this debate has to do with the slippery nature of the word ‘imminent,'" Continetti said on MSNBC's Meet the Press Daily. "This just rings as kind of a superfluous debate because we knew what he did for a living, and we knew that he was going to continue to do that absent any significant reprisals."

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used the word "imminent" to describe the attack Soleimani would likely have launched against Americans in the Middle East had he not been killed by a U.S. airstrike. President Donald Trump said Friday that the Iranian terror master was planning to attack more U.S. embassies, following up on the assault Iran proxies carried out on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.