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U.S. Congress: Assassination splits Israel supporters on party lines | Mondoweiss |

The neoconservative Foundation for the Defense of Democracies sees a tremendous upside in the attack. One of its fellows, Reuel Marc Gerecht, says, "This ends any possibility of nuclear negotiations."

    Clinton's recent foreign policy Trump-bashing speech was designed in part to appeal to globalist "neocons" like Stephens, Max Boot, Reuel Marc Gerecht, and Robert Kagan, who have all said they will support her over Trump. And Dov Zakheim writes that Clinton has now become "the darling of the neocons." [Source: New Jacksonian Blog - June 2016]

But Democratic supporters of Israel have voiced mild to harsh criticisms. Even the hawkish Eliot Engel says the assassination will have "unpredictable" consequences and endanger the lives of Americans around the world. Speaking on the Senate floor, Chuck Schumer criticized the decision as thoughtless and possibly illegal, leading to a "potentially endless conflagration in the Middle East."

Schumer went on, "The risk of a much longer military engagement in the Middle East is acute and immediate. This action may well have brought our nation closer to another endless war."

Another Israel supporter was even more scathing. Sen. Chris van Hollen of Maryland says the attack could close "the door on the Iran deal." In a speech on the Senate floor, he also said the attack makes Americans less safe and blames "warmongering ideologues."

Schumer and Van Hollen have J Street at their back.

JCPOA deal: Iran steps away from nuclear deal in wake of Soleimani killing | Times of Israel |
Trigger mechanism, coup de grâce to JCPOA: Iran nuclear chief | PressTV Iran |
Iraq lodges complaint to UN chief, UNSC over US assassination of Lt. Gen. Soleimani, Muhandis

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