Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hit all the cable shows on Sunday morning to defend the killing of Iranian military official Qassem Suleimani on orders from President Donald Trump, and managed to stoked even more outrage after calling the ensuing worldwide furor "a little noise" in a glib aside.
As NBC Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel wrote on Twitter, "On @MeetThePress Secretary @SecPompeo said killing Soleimani 100% makes America safer, 'even if there's a little noise here in the interim.' I remember, as Baghdad was being looted after Saddam’s overthrow, Rumsfeld said: 'Freedom's untidy.'"
Twitter users, many of whom fear that "noise" might result in a shooting war or attacks on overseas U.S. military members, hammered the Trump administration official of making light of the outrage and fears of others over what Donald Trump has wrought.
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On @MeetThePress Secretary @SecPompeo said killing Soleimani 100% makes America safer, “even if there's a little no… https://t.co/UOkLs1jUFr— Richard Engel (@Richard Engel)1578242522.0
@RichardEngel @MeetThePress @SecPompeo He blatantly lied and when asked when the info would be declassified/when wi… https://t.co/5TxRcvBk9v— Outspoken (@Outspoken)1578242718.0
@RichardEngel @MeetThePress @SecPompeo Just complete hubris.— Frank Drebin (@Frank Drebin)1578242621.0
@RichardEngel @ToddDomke @MeetThePress @SecPompeo “Just a little untidy noise.” https://t.co/mEtfmFzT7c— Spaceman Eddie (@Spaceman Eddie)1578246980.0
@RichardEngel @MeetThePress @SecPompeo Pompeo's statement is laughable and he knows it.— Put A Mask On It (@Put A Mask On It)1578242617.0
@LaceyLaceyp @RichardEngel @MeetThePress @SecPompeo Or their own children going to war.— CarrieT 🇺🇸 (@CarrieT 🇺🇸)1578243044.0
@RichardEngel @MeetThePress @SecPompeo That " noise" will be Americans dying.— D. Frank Gruber, P.I., PP, BD and WC (@D. Frank Gruber, P.I., PP, BD and WC)1578243022.0
@RichardEngel @MeetThePress @SecPompeo “Untidy” and “a little noise” It says so much about those men and how they… https://t.co/oHOp4AROVJ— 😺 (@😺)1578242630.0
@RichardEngel @djrothkopf @MeetThePress @SecPompeo Families of the "little noise" they're burying will be comforted by this sentiment.— hmmm889 (@hmmm889)1578242869.0
@RichardEngel @MeetThePress @SecPompeo Pompeo is a rapture hawk.— headless_snowman⛄️ (@headless_snowman⛄️)1578242680.0