So, Bush was blamed for not doing anything before the terrorist attacks 9/11. Democrats were beside themselves that we didn't know it was going to happen, therefore could not prevent it.
So Trump acts on intelligence that was given to him that there were several attacks in the works, whether they are eminant, or whether they are years in the future doesn't matter, and Democrats want to flip the script and say that this is just plain old murder, when he is trying to prevent something in the future. Just admit, that nothing republicans do will ever suffice.
If Obama had come out and said that there were planned attacks on the US, all would have been hunky dory. You would say that he wouldn't do that, and you are probably correct... Instead he would give them a bunch of money to do two things, buy them out, and get hostages back, proving that we will succumb to ransom, that puts a target on every single US Citizen outside of the country. If he was just giving money back to them that we stole, why did he do it with such secrecy? Just like everything Obama did, in secrecy, at least you have a President that is telling you what is going on.
Iran is a country that can't even have a funeral without 35 people dying by getting trampled during the General's procession, and not everyone was there to mourn, many were there praising it... in their heads. Does that sound like a civilized country? Something has got to give.
This also gave us a chance to get out of the middle east completely.... Does anyone think that we actually want to be in Iraq, it's time to get out, which looks like we may have to do? It also does send a message to everyone that we are not messing around. I think it was a calculated move for far more reasons than are mentioned in this thread. You have no idea what the real intelligence knows, and they sure as heck are not going to share that with you.
Congress is still useless, every day is more useless than the last.