Topics

Iraq

Who is Gen. Qassem Suleimani, the man who stumped Trump?

Who is Gen. Qassem Suleimani, the man who stumped Trump?

In an extraordinary exchange on live radio this week, Donald Trump seemed to stumble when he landed in the Middle East. It started when he was asked about Maj. Gen. Qassem Suleimani, the powerful and popular military officer who heads the elite Quds force of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps. "The Kurds ... have been horribly mistreated," Trump suggested, prompting an exchange with radio host Hugh Hewitt that at times sounded a bit like a Laurel and Hardy routine. “No, not the Kurds — the Quds forces, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Quds forces,” Hewitt said. "The bad guys.” “Oh, I thought you said Kurds, Kurds,” Trump said. ...

Loading
72°