Late Thursday, as news unfolded about President Donald Trump’s order to kill Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani—a move many Democrats have warned amounts to a reckless act of war—Republicans and war hawks began celebrating. And nowhere was that praise more effusive than on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show.

“This is a huge victory for American intelligence, a huge victory for our military, a huge victory for the State Department, and a huge victory and total leadership by the president,” Hannity, who was off for the evening, declared on Thursday during a phone-in appearance. Hannity’s guest host for the night, former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), described the drone strike against Soleimani as measured and “proportional.”

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