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Thank you, Mr. President – For Taking Out the ISIS Leader

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Americans are not stupid, although Democratic leadership seems to think so.  No example is better than the reaction to President Trump’s takedown of ISIS leader, Al-Baghdadi.  The daring mission by Delta Force was a success, and President Trump – as Commander in Chief – called that shot.  But Democrat leaders cannot say these words – “Thank you, Mr. President, well done.”

By contrast, they oozed praise for President Obama as he claimed credit for taking out Al Qaida’s leader.  Nancy Pelosi gushed she had to “salute President Obama…” blah, blah, blah … “for achieving this major accomplishment.”  In lockstep, other Congressional Democrats did the same.   

A fawning Democratic press was worse.  In 2011, the Washington Post cheered Obama, congratulating him for ending the reign of a “terrorist leader.”  In sharp, embarrassing contrast, the Washington Post described this ruthless, despicable ISIS leader as an “austere religious scholar,” just a “shy, nearsighted youth … who preferred to spend his free time in the local mosque.”  Really?

This commander of a heartless terrorist group that perpetrated mass murder, routine torture and executions, systematic rape, and wholesale destruction of ancient Iraq and Syria, the Washington Post seems to memorialize.  The sense is that the head of ISIS was a wayward son, forlorn, mildly misguided, shy and nearsighted, a reverent fellow, who began humbly as a “religious scholar.”  Right.

And why?  Because the president who brought him to justice was not Hillary Clinton, not Barack Obama.  It was a single-minded, outspoken Republican, a Commander-in-Chief who oversaw what appears to have been a picture-perfect military raid.  And his name was Donald Trump. 

As is often the case, there is more to this story.  What riles House and Senate Democrats more than a Republican President – one they despise – taking down the ISIS leader, is a triple heart-punch. 

First, the US military did this thing – and the House and Senate Democratic leadership have pushed for less military, more civilian discretionary spending.  The conundrum sits before them now, as they mull FY2020 funding, with a “continuing resolution” ending near Thanksgiving.  President Trump just made a strong case for funding the military; that is punch one.

Second, Democratic leaders just launched an assault on the President, claiming he gave ISIS the green light, that ISIS was on the rise and relationships on the ground in Syria unable to coordinate anti-ISIS operations.  Well, that may not be right.  He appears to have kept relationships on the ground intact – and, inconveniently, there is no more ISIS leader.  That is punch two.

Third, and this may be the most galling part of the raid, Trump did not trust loose-lipped, impeachment-crazed Democratic members to keep their mouths shut, as this sensitive raid unfolded.  So, logically, he did not brief them.

The Democratic roar-back will be indignance, that they should have been briefed – a courtesy.  In ordinary times, their argument would carry water, but not today.  Where is the Democratic courtesy shown to this president?

A footnote clinches the argument. Here is a historical fact that vindicates President Trump NOT briefing loose-lipped Hill leakers.  In April 1986, after successive provocations, Libyan operatives bombed a nightclub in Berlin, frequented by Americans.  A total of 229 were injured, others killed.  President Ronald Reagan set in motion a raid on Libyan targets involving 18 F-111 strike aircraft from Great Britain.  The raid was secret, well-planned and intended to deliver – which it did, at a cost.

Denied overflight rights by France, Reagan might have canceled the raid.  He did not.  In deference to Congress, he briefed two members in each chamber, two Republicans, two Democrats.  He expressly warned the raid was classified, not to be discussed until done, and that public knowledge could put American flyers at risk – that very evening.

Notably, Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy exited the West Wing and promptly sought out television cameras.  He told the media – live – the United States was bombing Libya.  Shock among White House personnel, and likely the President, must have been palpable.  Worse, the forewarning probably allowed Libya to set up anti-aircraft batteries.  That night, America lost two brave F-111 flyers.  

For the record, President Trump – and America’s military and intelligence community – deserve credit for taking out the head of ISIS.  While the Washington Post describes him as “shy,” “nearsighted” and a “scholar,” he was an unrepentant killer of innocents, this man who led ISIS.    

Finally, for those members of Congress who take offense at not being briefed – during a gut-wrenching impeachment and against the backdrop of betrayal – stifle it. Mr. President, while we have yet to hear the 234 Democratic House members and 45 Democratic Senators offer thanks, we regular Americans are grateful.  Thank you, and well done.

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Patricia Hefferan

My reply is simple. God bless the United States of America and Donald J. Trump. Four more years!!!!

R shoemaker

Excellent article but the most important statement is that it is the world’s most powerful military that accomplished this. Trump’s most important credit isn’t this one – it will be the ones carried out in the future because he has worked to restore our military.

Thanks to all who serve but a VERY SPECIAL THANKS to those who serve on the front line and execute missions that are almost impossible‼️‼️

Dan McBrayer

I’m certainly glad someone remembers the actionS of “loose lip” Dems. Very well written and to the point.

Theodore Bock

Thank you Mr President. As far as I am concerned those who have leaked and would leak I consider them traitors and should be tried for treason! A Benedict Arnold is a Benedict Arnold and should be treated like wise. They are eager to sell us the American people and this country down the river!

Gail Irene Parker

God Bless America and President Trump 💯🙏💖

General Patton

God Bless President Trump——–thank you for not telling the commie Democrats about your military plans. They would have got American military members killed. Please expose these commies to all of our country————MAGA 2020

Betty

Congress has repeatedly shown that they cannot and will not keep their mouths shut. They certainly would not have done so with this raid since it took place under president Trump who they abhor. They do not care about the military so what if some die. Only when it serves their purpose do they care.

Mike B.

It’s obvious by their recent actions that Democrats in congress cannot be trusted. They hate America and middle class Americans. They should be kept out of any secret operations by the U.S. military. They will cost American lives to advance their agenda.

Cheryl Nelson

Blessings to you President Donald Trump, our Commander in Chief!!!

Alfonso Bedoya

Remember the WWII warning: “Loose lips sink ships?” The same applies to members of Congress or anyone else who has shown unbridled and despicable hatred toward our duly-elected (sorry, Shrillary) PRESIDENT! They would do ANYTHING—even lie—to discredit Trump. Baghdadi was a despicable torturer and murder, yet you can bet that Leftists will enshrine him as just a “simple man.” The MSM and their viewers just cannot give Trump credit for ANYTHING!

Linda

I pray every day for God to help our President stay strong.

Barb304

Thank you Mr. President. Looking forward to your second term!

Jim Shaw

Thank you President TRUMP, GOOD JOB. (2020 FOUR MORE YEARS).
How about a third term and really clean out the demoncrat swamp of criminals, liars, thugs and thieves.

John Hall

There is a reason Senator Leahy is nicknamed leaky Leahy.

Joe Gill

Well said. The Democrats are unhinged!

Diana

God Bless you Mr. President, Thank You , Mr. Barr shut these criminals down NOW and prosecute these socialist politicians that are Traitors to America and We Americans, we demand JUSTICES against all these criminals in and out of office, from stealing, lying, to Treason we all know that there is enough proof to prosecute the hole obama administration from top to bottom, get it done Now

Stephen Russell

& Dems were out of loop since they”leak” & would hurt mission.
It was a 2 fer hitting leader & successor in 1 raid, awesome
Now can we carpet bomb ISIS targets?? or allow Kurds to kick butt.

Joyce Reed

I wonder why Patrick Leahy was not indicted for treason. Did he face any consequences for hi blatant act?

J. FARLEY

THIS IS JUST A ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE SLIME-BALL TWO FACED DEMO-RATS AND THEIR HATRED OF AMERICA AND THIS PRESIDENT , THEY HAVE NO PRIDE IN OUR MILITARY OR OUR FREEDOMS , THAT IS WHY I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR A DEMO-RAT AND IF I SAW A DEMO-RAT AND A YELLOW RABID DOG DROWNING IN THE RIVER , I WOULD DO EVERYTHING I COULD TO SAVE THE RABID DOG !!

Ken Peterson

We’ll said!