On Wednesday, President Donald Trump’s swift action helped successfully end the Iran-backed militia sieges on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
However, some liberals — like MSNBC anchor Joy Reid — have been calling the incident “Trump’s Benghazi,” comparing it to the 2012 attack where four Americans died.
But former Benghazi GRS team member John Tiegen, deemed a “hero” on the September 11 attack on Libya, thinks the comparison is “not even close.”
On Fox & Friends, Tiegen said, “I kind of laughed when someone said that, ‘Oh, this is Trump’s Benghazi.”
“It’s like comparing hockey to curling,” adding, “There’s no comparison.”
President Donald Trump sent 100 marines immediately after getting word of an attack on the Embassy. Additionally, there were over 750 paratroopers waiting to drop at the compound at a moments notice.
The president was very serious in his message to Iraq, tweeting out, “Iran will be held fully responsible for lives lost, or damage incurred, at any of our facilities. They will pay a very BIG PRICE! This is not a Warning, it is a Threat. Happy New Year!”
The next day, the Iran-backed militia forces retreated and there were no injuries or killings of U.S. personnel at the embassy.
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