It remains unclear if the GOP will maintain one rationale for the targeted killing, Mike Pence’s swiftly rebuffed claim that Soleimani was directly connected to the 9/11 attacks against the World Trade Center and Pentagon in 2001.
I am now completely convinced we are being lied to because "also he kinda helped do 9/11" means the administration doesn't have a real reason. https://t.co/2LPJVQWfGQ— Kaili Joy Gray (@KailiJoy) January 3, 2020
'Bout an hr. later:
Zach Montague / New York Times:
Pence Links Suleimani to 9/11. The Public Record Doesn't Back Him.
David Harsanyi / National Review: Pence Is (Mostly) Right About Iran and the 9/11 Hijackers
Jason Easley / POLITICUSUSA: Mike Pence Goes Full WMD and Falsely Links Suleimani To 9/11
DNyuz: Iranians Close Ranks Behind Leaders After U.S. Kills Popular General
Maanvi Singh / The Guardian: Mike Pence pushes 9/11 conspiracy theories to justify Suleimani killing
Jordan Hoffman / Vanity Fair: No One Knows Where Mike Pence Got His Soleimani Facts From
Daniel Politi / Slate: Pence Falsely Links Soleimani to 9/11 to Justify Assassination
Belén Fernández / Jacobin: The Mainstream Media Is a Cheerleader for War With Iran
Aaron Blake / Washington Post: Pence's dubious tweet tying Qasem Soleimani to 9/11
Mother Jones: With a War Against Iran Brewing, Don't Listen to the Hawks Who Lied Us Into Iraq
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story: Mike Pence blames Iran for 9/11 attacks — but the official commission found the opposite