Pete Buttigieg Says Qassem Soleimani A Bad Actor But Questions His Killing | Morning Joe | MSNBC


2020 Democratic candidate, fmr. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, weighs in on the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and why he says that killing a bad guy isn't always a good idea. Aired on 1/6/20
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Pete Buttigieg Says Qassem Soleimani A Bad Actor But Questions His Killing | Morning Joe | MSNBC

50 Comments on "Pete Buttigieg Says Qassem Soleimani A Bad Actor But Questions His Killing | Morning Joe | MSNBC"

  1. Trump thinks we will rally around him and get him re-elected. This will backfire as most people will realize he is a very dangerous man who is unstable and no one will control him BEFORE he creates a catastrophe we cannot recover from.

    • Logical Psycho | January 6, 2020 at 9:51 PM | Reply

      @Izziedora Dora right, what has been the ” procedure ” up until now? Oh wait, the ” procedure ” as set by the prior administration has been to conduct strikes without congressional approval, 2800 times.
      This is not whataboutism, this is pointing out that if it’s legal for your guy to do it , it’s legal for the guy to you don’t like.

    • rwhunt99 your deluded in your snowflake left thinking world.

    • Brian O your a twit…..unbelievable.

  2. Willie Godbolt | January 6, 2020 at 11:26 AM | Reply

    Republicans always look for countries to have conflicts with in an election year to show their bullying power. Maybe the reason they instructed Trump to discontinue to Iran Nuclear Deal so they could use Iran as a country to pick on to show how bad they are.

    • Cameron Davis | January 6, 2020 at 2:31 PM | Reply

      Clinton did the same when he was impeached, and he inspired the 9/11 attack in response.

    • @Cameron Davis Go back a little further to BinLaden’s relationship with the Bush’s

    • Craig TheSchmeg | January 6, 2020 at 3:53 PM | Reply

      And let’s not forget about how the Dingle Barry O’BlowHole was too busy in the bath house to deal with Benghazi.

    • Democrats always lining up to defend America’s enemies. Always. The Left is not an ideology. It is revolution for the sake of revolution. It is hate for the sake of hate. I hope Democrats see how the Left is siding with a brutal dictatorship. I hope normal people can see what is going on.

  3. Since Iran has been pushed to tear up what remained of the Western Nuclear Deal. Trump will justify handing over nuclear technologies to the Saudis(MBS) he and Kushners benefactors.

    • you’re confusing him with the clintons

    • Craig TheSchmeg | January 6, 2020 at 3:55 PM | Reply

      Western Nuclear Deal? You mean the Dingle Barry’s 150 billion dollar Appeasement Deal don’t you?

    • @Craig TheSchmeg Read…please. “Barry” didn’t hand Iran a bag of cash. The administration UNFROZE money that already belonged to them as part of the deal. The Iran deal WAS WORKING. Iran was complying. Was it perfect? No. Nothing is when it comes to the middle east. We made a terrible situation a little less dangerous and then 45 came in like a bull in a china shop and his supporters think he’s strong because of it? Trump is sending troops to Saudi Arabia to help his buddy, who will in turn help the Kushners and Trump in business dealings. Trump will send troops to Iran and get us into another unwinnable war just to look tought in an election year (ALL of Trump’s decisions are one of 2 things. 1. Is it the opposite of what Obama would do. 2. Will I personally benefit from it. Qassem was a bad dude, no doubt about it but if you know your history (don’t think you do) World Wars have been started by the death of one person. This isn’t checkers buddy. This will have consequences for decades to come. Trump is a five time draft dodging coward who uses his presidency to settle scores and profit financially. But who cares right? Who cares if thousands of Americans die as long as he’s “making libs cry.” Give me a break.

  4. ‘Former’ Mayor? Isn’t he still Mayor?

    • Crossroads212
      South Bend has more non-white citizens than the entire state of Vermont.

    • Arturo Urquiza | January 6, 2020 at 5:06 PM | Reply

      @Ben K Vermont, Massachusets and Delaware are white states. Pete is the only candidate who has actually served a minority community. South Bend is over 40% minority. None of the other top candidates come close to his experience having to actually navigate issues around race.

    • @Arturo Urquiza
      And he navigated most of those issues very poorly, starting with his firing of the Afro-American chief of police after being urged to do so by his donors, donors who, in turn, were asked to do so by blatantly racist police officers. And he compounded that “mistake” with numerous others in the area of race relations.

      Buttigieg had absolutely no experience in governing or in dealing with racial issues before he was elected Mayor, so mistakes were probably inevitable. But allowing himself to be pushed around by his donors in making consequential personnel decisions was appalling, and he compounded the consequences of that “mistake” by refusing to investigate the blatant racism that resulted in the firing of the police chief. So you won’t find very many Afro-Americans in South Bend praising the tenure of Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

    • Arturo Urquiza | January 6, 2020 at 6:52 PM | Reply

      @Anne in SF too bad the facts care very little about the propaganda you get spoon fed by Bernie fanatics. 76% approval rating for Pete among POC electorate in South Bend.

  5. Not chess, not checkers but maybe a game of Clue (spoilers Donnie’s the killer) or in Dementia Donnie’s case, Clueless. Donnie loves “a beautiful dog, a talented dog” mostly when he’s wagging it.

  6. D'shawn Cherry | January 6, 2020 at 12:25 PM | Reply

    Dude he’s trying to recreate another war so can be distracted from impeachment and north korean nuclear program. He’s trying to bait them into doing something to us so he can justify why he will attack them and he can look like a hero. This man is psychotic

    • @Noneya Bizz See, when you talk like that it makes it clear that you don’t care what people say, or think. Your mind is already made up, so discussing the “why’s” don’t matter.

    • @Sol Manilla oh, and your reply doesn’t?

      Get outa here with that projection.

    • @Sui_JayThe only reason it has not gone to the senate you must not have been listening but mitch said he was with the President that he didn’t care what he did

    • @Lg Cellular why do you people always go back to Obama and Hillary Clinton? I don’t believe in bombing anyone regardless of who does it. If Obama had killed someone who the American people had never even heard of until his death(Soleimani)and brought us to the brink of war,I would have criticized him too. Don’t say Bin laden either. Everyone knew who he was before 911 and was the reason for the war in Afganistan. That war should have ended then.

  7. There are many bad actors out there! Some are our allies and some are occupying the Whitehouse, Congress and Business in this country. What the media isn’t saying is Soleimani was also fighting against Isis all over the Middle East.

    • And he also allied with Hezbollah and they chant death to America and death to Israel.

    • Crimdor
      Ok? I didn’t say he was a good guy. All I’m saying is there are a lot of band people out there. The excuse of this administration is crap. If you can’t see that this is a desperate attempt by Trump to stay in office then I’m sorry.
      Trump is a madman!

    • Dude, do you live in a bubble? There are videos where they meant “Death to America” referencing to Trump, Pompeo, Bolton

  8. Keith Johnson | January 6, 2020 at 2:10 PM | Reply

    Where is jare6d and Ivanka the senior advisors to the president, with Jared bring responsible solely for peace in the middle East

  9. Politicians in Washington are making millions on forty years of failed policies on war.

  10. This no nothing pres is just really dangerous to this country

  11. A “bad actor” who the US government turn to for help in Afghanistan and in Iraq and who was also instrumental in the Defeat of ISIL.

  12. Pete2020!🔥

  13. kathy sherman | January 6, 2020 at 6:37 PM | Reply

    Can’t they target the one who made this bone head move!

    • If Trump cured cancer butt hurt Leftist with chronic Trump derangement syndrome would call it a “bone head move” ..Its a leftist default thats so easy to predict . Soleimani kills Americans Trump kills Soleimani and you have a problem with it …You should think about that .

    • Dorothy Wiese-Bergan | January 6, 2020 at 8:51 PM | Reply

      @S M
      Truly, you are a simple mind that cannot understand the kind of repercussion this could have. I’m glad another terrorist is dead. Glad. But this is not the end of it. tRump tweeted many time before his candidacy that Obama would start a war with Iran to get reelected. And then tRump pulls this stunt, which was not authorized. Is this how we now handle relations with other countries? Shoot first, ask questions later?

  14. When did Buttigieg change his name to Buttigiag?

  15. Why speak to Queen B regarding this matter?

  16. Looks like MSNBC was a ‘little short’ on guests this time. LOL….

  17. I want to sit on Pete buttigieg’s face so bad 🤤😛🥰

  18. Pyro OneExSeven | January 6, 2020 at 8:54 PM | Reply

    How do yea spell “impeachment distraction ?” ……. “Qassem Soleimani,” that’s how,

  19. chimpakawanzelu | January 6, 2020 at 9:34 PM | Reply

    stop trying to make this grifter a thing.

  20. Where is the ANALYSIS of Pete’s POV? At the very least a comparison with the views of other Presidential hopefuls is due!

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