Iraq is part of the constantly updated AUMF (Authorized Use of Military Force) which Congress passed to provide the President a quick reaction platform against terrorism.
The strike that killed the Iranian terrorist leader General Soleimani was in Iraq.
For those not in the know (as reported at Fox News) “…Soleimani was the long-running leader of the elite intelligence wing called the Quds Force — a special forces external arm of the IRGC responsible for supporting terrorist proxies across the Middle East. It reports directly to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and was itself designated a terror group in 2007…American officials have condemned the Quds Force as being responsible for spreading Iran’s Islamic revolution, supporting terrorists, subverting pro-Western governments and waging Iran’s foreign wars.” (bold, u/l emphasis added)
Soleimani’s terrorist-planning activities were widespread…and ongoing. To think that he didn’t qualify for immediate reduction to room-temp status is to deny today’s reality.
Anyone who thinks it was wrong to take out this guy needs psychiatric help.