TIT-FOR-TAT IS NOT A POLICY; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 3
(House of Representatives - January 07, 2020)

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                      TIT-FOR-TAT IS NOT A POLICY

  (Ms. NORTON asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
  Ms. NORTON. Mr. Speaker, the House cannot sit still and allow Trump 
to become an imperial President, answerable to no one.
  Without consultation with House leadership or even leaders in the 
Republican Senate, Trump ordered the killing of a major military 
leader, Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.
  Like countless officials worldwide, Soleimani was a bad actor whose 
forces were responsible for the deaths of Americans. However, Soleimani 
was not killed on the battlefield but was targeted by President Trump 
in Baghdad. Trump may have been seeking revenge for the storming and 
damaging of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the largest, most fortified 
embassy in the world.
  Tit-for-tat is not a policy. It is a childish and dangerous response 
that could lead to all-out hostilities.
  The U.S. lacks credibility to start diplomatic efforts. I hope that 
our allies will intervene as emissaries before it is too late.