Early fallout from Soleimani assassination is all bad
The Iranians will strike back eventually, but the costs are already adding up.
We've long since left international law behind.
Russia and China have to think "Could we be next?"
A host of world leaders, including from Russia, Turkey, and several European countries, condemned the US drone strike that killed Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the leader of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, as he left Baghdad International Airport late Thursday.
Agnès Callamard, the United Nations' special rapporteur for extrajudicial killings, condemned Thursday's attack, arguing that it "most likely" violated international law in part because the US hadn't faced an "imminent threat" and the strike killed at least six other people.
The fight against actual terrorists has been harmed.
Nato has suspended ongoing efforts to fight Isis in Iraq amid demands by Iran and its allies for revenge against the US following the killing of an Iranian leader by American forces.
Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations has warned the US “has started a military war by an act of terror” with the killing of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani
We are about to get kicked out of Iraq again.
Rival Shi’ite political leaders on Friday called for American troops to be expelled from Iraq after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad killed a senior Iranian general, in an unusual show of unity among factions that have squabbled for months.
How can the neocons and chickenhawks justify results like this?