Are Democrats even listening to themselves as they spin criticism of the successful U.S. military strike that eliminated, forever, the threat of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani?

For those not keeping score at home, Soleimani was targeted after hundreds of Americans and our allies were killed in recent months, but before he could carry out “imminent and sinister attacks” against U.S. diplomats and our military.

“General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region,” the Pentagon said in a statement Thursday, calling the strike “decisive defensive” action aimed at deterring future Iranian attacks.

The Pentagon blamed Soleimani and his Quds Force for attacks on coalition bases in Iraq in recent months, including the December 27 strike that culminated in the deaths of an American contractor and Iraqi personnel. He was also blamed for the December 31 US Embassy attack in Baghdad, and in addition to the hundreds killed in his time as a commander, thousands more were wounded, the Pentagon said.

This wasn’t just some attack dreamed up by President Trump, he was acting under the advice and guidance of our military. 

U.S. Rep. Jason Crow, who served in the military as a paratrooper, is demanding Trump “give the American people confidence that we have a coherent strategy for protecting our embassies, our troops, and our national security.”

Seriously dude? Because, Benghazi.

We’re not military experts, but we suspect the best way to support our embassies and troops is by thwarting terrorist attacks, even if that means taking out the military general planning the attack to kill them.

Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette thinks the Trump administration carried out the plan without informing Congress and is demanding a briefing ASAP.

Memo to DeGette, congressional leaders were notified ahead of time. You, are not a congressional leader.