A spokesman for the U.S.-Iraqi coalition said Tuesday that the Islamic State was “on the brink of total defeat” in the city of Mosul, with allied forces having stolen much of the terrorist group’s territory with their ongoing assault. ISIS territory, according to Iraq Brigadier Gen. Yahya Rasool, has now been reduced to less than 130 square miles inside the embattled country.
The news comes on the heels of similar comments from U.S. presidential envoy Brett McGurk, who said Monday that ISIS’s reign of terror inside Iraq was coming to an end.
“The world is now seeing that (Iraqi) soldiers are completely destroying Daesh,” McGurk said.
Wow, what a remarkable coincidence that ISIS is nearing their destruction so soon after President Trump took office. We’re sure that this is just the patient, lackadaisical approach favored by Barack Obama, finally paying dividends just a few months too late for him to proudly take credit for it. What a shame. What an injustice. Oh well, no doubt the media will remind everyone that the assault on Mosul began in October…just in time for Obama to start really pitching the case for Hillary on the campaign trail.
The truth is that Trump promised to “bomb the hell out of ISIS” on the campaign trail and he has made good on that promise in the five months he’s served as commander-in-chief. With all the honor going to the men and women who are on the ground and in the air, putting their lives on the line to defeat this bloodthirsty enemy, we can’t ignore the facts. And the facts tell us that Trump’s leadership has massively accelerated the deadly serious business that is the global war on terror.
According to a March report from the Air Force Central Command, the U.S. and its allies dropped nearly 4,000 bombs on ISIS in Syria and Iraq that month – double what we’d been dropping in the Obama era. With the handcuffs off the military at long last, we’re finally starting to see the fruits of victory.
This is what happens when you have a president who isn’t afraid of using the mighty resources of the U.S. military to defeat a monstrous national security threat. This is what happens when you have a president who cares more about the American people than the reputation of Islam.