Because liberals believe “Trump is bad,” many automatically end up on the “Iran-is-good” side to oppose the president. Soleimani was a terrorist with the blood of hundreds of Americans on his hands. He also plotted terror attacks against the US homeland: You don’t have to believe Trump — ask the Obama administration, which accused him of that in 2011.
Yet American media were downright solemn upon his death. Grabien Media put together a montage of media personalities describing him as “brave,” “a war hero,” “no ordinary general.” CNN’s Anderson Cooper compared him to Charles de Gaulle, who led the Free French against the Nazis in World War II.
It’s hard to imagine that Soleimani would have gotten the same unseemly gushing praise, or Iran the liberal apologetics, had it been Team Obama that had greased him.