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


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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Jon M.
2 years ago

Goodbye Mr Trump, your lack of ethics cant condone anything you might have done for the country. Stop using taxpayer money to arm other countries as a political favor. For most people that is embezzlement. Your selfish actions only empower the libs and do nothing for the vast majority of Americans. We don’t need a wall, we need a better immigration review system with more enforcement agents, that is jobs for Americans. The wall has already been defeated and it isn’t built yet. Just a boondoggle publicity stunt that only short sighted people accept as a solution.

Trumps handpicked appointees are fired or in jail. he can’t even keep a sacred marital commitment. I can’t support or trust a draft dodger who continues to lie, has bankrupted his own companies and who has turned on our allies. The economy is doing well but a liar is a liar and his lack of ethics and actions to gain increased power for self-gain cannot be tolerated.

The weakling republicans in the senate who wont stand up to this tyrant disgust me. MAGA and dump trump.

Trump, don’t go away mad, just go away.

rose hall
3 years ago

I am sick and tired of listening to the Dems trying to impeach our elected President! I will vote for Pres. Trump again. He is doing a great job for all Americans.

Cecelia Mears
3 years ago

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Mr.President! You are a winner in my book!! Keep up the good work!! God bless you and the USA!

Barb Clark
3 years ago

Thank you President Trump and the US military! God Bless!

Gregory Bowers
3 years ago

Keep up the good work!

Janice Torres
3 years ago

Thank you Mr. President.

Sandy Bristow
3 years ago

I am a veteran. This man was a terrorist by every definition of the word. Thank You to our dedicated military personnel and to our Commander in Chief, President Donald Trump. We are fortunate to have a real American leading this nation during this time. There is so much to respect of this president. I have no doubt that God put him where he is today. If you are reading this – be sure to say a prayer for our president and government leaders today. God bless.

Rick K
3 years ago

Thank You Mr. President . You are NOT alone in this fight. WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE stand behind you..God Bless America &All who Support & Defend Her. We finally have a no nonsense President with guts & LOVE of our Great Country.

James Jacobs
3 years ago

Yes thank you President Trump for having the backbone to make critical
desisions against our enemies and the Deep state . We love what you are doing . No Republican before you had the guts.

Gregory J Knapp
3 years ago

Thank you, Mr. President. You are truly one of us. Your persistence, courage and dedication are inspiring. Freedom loving people need to know we are in a daily fight, and we cannot afford complacency. Thank you for encouraging us to stand with you and this wonderful country that those before us have fought so hard to make the greatest on earth.

3 years ago

Who could have ever imagined that so many American citizens could be so misguided and filled with hatred for such a successful President? I hope, and pray to God, that we all come out in Trump’s support in the ballot box next election.

3 years ago

Thank You!

Sharon Barham
3 years ago

Blessed to call you Mr. President, Donald Trump

3 years ago

Fake news,fake dense oc RATS and fake president,”barry”.

3 years ago


3 years ago

Thank you President Trump! God bless you and God bless our country!

Paul Shamansky
3 years ago

May all the Anti-Trump Congress lose re-election.

Sarah Williams
3 years ago

Thank you President Trump

3 years ago

VERY well played Mr. President!! Thank you! From the bottom of my heart!

3 years ago


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