WASHINGTON, DC – A U.S. military contractor was killed in a rocket attack in Erbil, Iraq overnight. When pressed by reporters for the U.S. response to that attack, White House Press Secretary Jenn Psaki had no real answer. As countless worldwide leaders and governments swiftly condemned the attack as an act of terrorism meant to destabilize the Kurdish region, America said, “We’ll circle back on that”.
“The administration reserves the right to respond in a time and the manner of our choosing but we will wait for the attribution to be concluded first before we take any additional steps,” Psaki fumbled with reporters.
Luckily, Germany was there to handle the matter like an adult and issued a statement which should have been the one Psaki gave.
“We strongly condemn last night’s rocket attacks on the airbase & city of #Erbil. We express our condolences to loved ones of the deceased & wish the injured a speedy recovery. We stand by #Iraq & its people in the fight against terrorism and on its path to sustainable stability,” the German Foreign Office reported today.
Ashley Durec, a senior official in Canada’s embassy in Iraq also swiftly condemned the attack, “We condemn last night’s rocket attack on #Erbil that killed one individual and wounded others. stands with the people of Kurdistan and supports the #KRG and the Government of Iraq in their investigation of this reckless attack.”
The EU condemned the attack, “European Union condemns #Erbil attack against anti #Daesh Coalition. Our condolences to those affected. Such attacks threaten stability of Iraqi Kurdistan,Flag of Iraq& entire region.We encourage cooperation between Federal & Regional Authorities 2 investigate & hold the culprits accountable.”
You can see here, most of the world has now condemned the attack…except for America.
.@PressSec asks if there will be retaliation for yesterday’s rocket attack in Iraq:
“The administration reserves the right to respond in a time and the manner of our choosing but we will wait for the attribution to be concluded first before we take any additional steps.” pic.twitter.com/yAAEfKFa68
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 16, 2021