A lack of evidence has fueled doubt about whether the strike on a top Iranian commander was justified

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Chris Murphy (D-CT) should \”just be quiet\” after Murphy criticized President Trump’s decision to carry out a strike which led to the death of top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.”},{“title”:”Former Army Special Ops: Soleimani believed he was untouchable”,”duration”:”01:58″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2020/01/03/former-army-special-ops-velicovich-soleimani-baldwin-newsroom-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2020/01/03/former-army-special-ops-velicovich-soleimani-baldwin-newsroom-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200103151913-former-army-special-ops-velicovich-soleimani-baldwin-newsroom-vpx-00015511-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2020/01/03/former-army-special-ops-velicovich-soleimani-baldwin-newsroom-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Brett Velicovich, former US Army Special Operations soldier who tracked Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, told CNN’s \u003ca href=\”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/brooke-baldwin-profile\” target=\”_blank\”>Brooke Baldwin\u003c/a> that Soleimani was not an elusive character and he operated as if he was \”untouchable.\””,”descriptionText”:”Brett Velicovich, former US Army Special Operations soldier who tracked Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, told CNN’s \u003ca href=\”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/brooke-baldwin-profile\” target=\”_blank\”>Brooke Baldwin\u003c/a> that Soleimani was not an elusive character and he operated as if he was \”untouchable.\””},{“title”:”Pompeo brushes off French criticism of Soleimani killing”,”duration”:”02:48″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2020/01/03/pompeo-france-comment-new-day-intv-live-ldn-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2020/01/03/pompeo-france-comment-new-day-intv-live-ldn-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200103075718-mike-pompeo-newday-01032020-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2020/01/03/pompeo-france-comment-new-day-intv-live-ldn-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responds to a French official’s statement that the world is a less safe place following the US killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani. Pompeo urged that the American airstrike would make life better for the region.”,”descriptionText”:”Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responds to a French official’s statement that the world is a less safe place following the US killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani. Pompeo urged that the American airstrike would make life better for the region.”},{“title”:”Mother of US Army officer deported to Mexico”,”duration”:”01:15″,”sourceName”:”HLN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/shows/morning-express”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/us/2020/01/03/mother-of-us-soldier-deported-mxp-vpx.hln/index.xml”,”videoId”:”us/2020/01/03/mother-of-us-soldier-deported-mxp-vpx.hln”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200103105630-mom-of-soldier-deported-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/us/2020/01/03/mother-of-us-soldier-deported-mxp-vpx.hln/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”The mother of a US Army officer has been deported to Mexico after living in the US for over 30 years. HLN’s \u003ca href=\”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/christi-paul\” target=\”_blank\”>Christi Paul\u003c/a> explains.”,”descriptionText”:”The mother of a US Army officer has been deported to Mexico after living in the US for over 30 years. HLN’s \u003ca href=\”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/christi-paul\” target=\”_blank\”>Christi Paul\u003c/a> explains.”},{“title”:”Congress divided over airstrike killing Iranian official”,”duration”:”01:57″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2020/01/03/congress-reacts-trump-airstrike-iranian-commander-qasem-soleimani-killed-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2020/01/03/congress-reacts-trump-airstrike-iranian-commander-qasem-soleimani-killed-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/191220125617-washington-dc-sunset-file-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2020/01/03/congress-reacts-trump-airstrike-iranian-commander-qasem-soleimani-killed-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”The US airstrike that killed Iran Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani generated starkly different reactions along party lines, with Republicans heaping praise on President Donald Trump and Democrats expressing concerns about the legality and consequences of the attack. CNN’s Alex Marquardt reports.”,”descriptionText”:”The US airstrike that killed Iran Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani generated starkly different reactions along party lines, with Republicans heaping praise on President Donald Trump and Democrats expressing concerns about the legality and consequences of the attack. CNN’s Alex Marquardt reports.”},{“title”:”Schumer: Decisions must not be made in a vacuum “,”duration”:”02:12″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2020/01/03/schumer-iran-suleimani-killed-reaction-sot-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2020/01/03/schumer-iran-suleimani-killed-reaction-sot-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200103123802-schumer-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2020/01/03/schumer-iran-suleimani-killed-reaction-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reacts to the \u003ca href=\”https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/02/opinions/killing-of-irans-general-soleimani-is-hugely-significant-bergen/index.html\” target=\”_blank\”>deadly strike against Qasem Soleimani\u003c/a>, the commander of Iran’s Quds Force, and a senior official in Iraq’s paramilitary forces.”,”descriptionText”:”Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reacts to the \u003ca href=\”https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/02/opinions/killing-of-irans-general-soleimani-is-hugely-significant-bergen/index.html\” target=\”_blank\”>deadly strike against Qasem Soleimani\u003c/a>, the commander of Iran’s Quds Force, and a senior official in Iraq’s paramilitary forces.”},{“title”:”McConnell on Soleimani: He posed an ongoing threat”,”duration”:”02:13″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2020/01/03/mitch-mcconnell-senate-floor-bts-qasem-soleimani-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2020/01/03/mitch-mcconnell-senate-floor-bts-qasem-soleimani-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200103120130-02-senate-floor-mcconnell-1203-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2020/01/03/mitch-mcconnell-senate-floor-bts-qasem-soleimani-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks on the Senate floor following President Donald Trump’s targeted killing of Iran intelligence chief Qasem Soleimani.”,”descriptionText”:”Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks on the Senate floor following President Donald Trump’s targeted killing of Iran intelligence chief Qasem Soleimani.”},{“title”:”Amanpour on Iran: They’re talking about revenge now”,”duration”:”03:58″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/01/03/baghdad-airport-strike-soleimani-amanpour-sot-nd-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/01/03/baghdad-airport-strike-soleimani-amanpour-sot-nd-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200103090010-amanpour-new-day-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2020/01/03/baghdad-airport-strike-soleimani-amanpour-sot-nd-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”CNN’s \u003ca href=\”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/christiane-amanpour-profile\” target=\”_blank\”>Christiane Amanpour\u003c/a> examines the global implications of the US killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in a drone strike at Baghdad airport. “,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s \u003ca href=\”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/christiane-amanpour-profile\” target=\”_blank\”>Christiane Amanpour\u003c/a> examines the global implications of the US killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in a drone strike at Baghdad airport. “},{“title”:”Pentagon says US killed top Iranian commander”,”duration”:”01:21″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/01/03/us-claims-responsibility-iran-commander-qassem-suleimani-killed-sot-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/01/03/us-claims-responsibility-iran-commander-qassem-suleimani-killed-sot-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200102211941-qassem-suleimani-file-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2020/01/03/us-claims-responsibility-iran-commander-qassem-suleimani-killed-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”The Pentagon released a statement saying the US ordered an airstrike that killed Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Quds Force and a senior official in Iraq’s paramilitary forces, at Baghdad International Airport.”,”descriptionText”:”The Pentagon released a statement saying the US ordered an airstrike that killed Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Quds Force and a senior official in Iraq’s paramilitary forces, at Baghdad International Airport.”},{“title”:”Sen. Graham says he was briefed on Iran plot days ago”,”duration”:”02:16″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/?refresh=1″,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2020/01/03/lindsey-graham-iran-commander-killed-newday-sot-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2020/01/03/lindsey-graham-iran-commander-killed-newday-sot-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181221111123-lindsey-graham-12202018-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2020/01/03/lindsey-graham-iran-commander-killed-newday-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said he was briefed on the Iran plot days before the strike in Baghdad took place.”,”descriptionText”:”Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said he was briefed on the Iran plot days before the strike in Baghdad took place.”},{“title”:”Trump tweets false claim about homelessness in California”,”duration”:”02:01″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2020/01/02/california-homelessness-trump-tweets-watt-pkg-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2020/01/02/california-homelessness-trump-tweets-watt-pkg-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/191231141609-01-trump-1219-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2020/01/02/california-homelessness-trump-tweets-watt-pkg-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”President Donald Trump is using the issue of homelessness to attack House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the midst of a bitter fight over impeachment. \u003ca href=\”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/nick-watt\” target=\”_blank\”>CNN’s Nick Watt\u003c/a> reports.”,”descriptionText”:”President Donald Trump is using the issue of homelessness to attack House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the midst of a bitter fight over impeachment. \u003ca href=\”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/nick-watt\” target=\”_blank\”>CNN’s Nick Watt\u003c/a> reports.”},{“title”:”Julián Castro ends bid for White House”,”duration”:”01:08″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2020/01/02/julian-castro-ends-presidential-campaign-mj-lee-newsroom-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2020/01/02/julian-castro-ends-presidential-campaign-mj-lee-newsroom-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200102091318-02-julian-castro-lead-image-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2020/01/02/julian-castro-ends-presidential-campaign-mj-lee-newsroom-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Julián Castro has announced on Twitter that he has ended his 2020 presidential campaign. CNN’s MJ Lee has more.”,”descriptionText”:”Julián Castro has announced on Twitter that he has ended his 2020 presidential campaign. CNN’s MJ Lee has more.”}],’js-video_headline-featured-a6wwv4′,”,”js-video_source-featured-a6wwv4″,true,true,’this-week-in-politics’);if (typeof configObj.context !== ‘string’ || configObj.context.length
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