When the death of ISIS founder and leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reported last weekend, Democratic politicians and liberal pundits were uncomfortable with the way President Donald Trump broke the news. During his broadcast to the American people, Trump was unusually detailed in describing the operation, as well as the graphic way the terror leader met his end.
During the raid by American soldiers, the ISIS leader fled, bringing children with him to use as human shields. When it became clear that there was no way out and that he was going to face justice one way or another, Baghdadi self-detonated using the explosives strapped to his body. President Trump described all of this in real time, remarking on the cowardice it takes to die in such a way.
Many Americans saw this as a sharp contrast to the way the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was reported years ago, when then-President Barack Obama took the time to say that the slain terrorist was given a proper funeral in the Islamic tradition. Apparently, President Trump did not make that a priority…
Why an American president would want to pay any sort of respects to an enemy of the state responsible for the deaths of thousands is anyone’s guess, but Trump wasn’t playing that game. Still, Democrats took issue with the way Baghdadi’s death was described. Now, President Trump is reacting by doubling down on this language.
Speaking to a group of police about the operation, Trump continued using the same blunt language to celebrate the amazing victory. The scourge of the Islamic State, which one ruled over 7 million people with an iron fist, is practically wiped out. For good measure, American military forces have also reported the killing of Baghdadi’s second in command. At this point, it’s hard to imagine ISIS is going to make any meaningful recovery. There is certainly still work to be done, but the hard part is clearly over — as is the reign of terror that ISIS represented.
During the same speech, Trump also-reaffirmed his commitment to American law enforcement.
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