Why are crimes not called crimes if they are committed by the US government?
Can we stop calling the murder of Qasem Soleimani a “mistake” or a “blunder”? It was a crime. Murder.
Those who refuse to call it murder are complicit in excusing it.
Soleimani, we are told, deserved to die because he was a bad man who committed terrible crimes. Fine. The proper response to crime is arrest, indictment, and trial—not summary execution.
Imagine if nations behaved like citizens governed by the rule of law, instead of organized crime families trying to maximize their power and putting out hits on their rivals.