Baghdadi Bites the Dust

Cal Thomas Commentary October 29, 2019

THE DEATH OF ISIS LEADER AL-BAGHDADI OVER THE WEEKEND WAS A WELCOME VICTORY IN THE WAR AGAINST TERRORISTS. IN ANNOUNCING HIS DEATH AND THE RAID BY SPECIAL DELTA FORCES THAT KILLED HIM IN NORTHERN SYRIA, PRESIDENT TRUMP DESCRIBED BAGHDADI AS A WIMPERING COWARD WHO USED THREE OF HIS CHILDREN AS SHIELDS. THEY WERE KILLED ALONG WITH BAGHDADI WHEN HE SET-OFF A SUICIDE VEST.  

         MIRACULOUSLY, NO AMERICANS WERE KILLED OR WOUNDED. IT WAS A TRIUMPH FOR OUR INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES AND THE COOPERATION OF OTHERS, INCLUDING THE KURDS AND RUSSIANS WHO WERE TOLD OUR PEOPLE WOULD BE FLYING OVER SOME TERRITORY CONTAINING THEIR TROOPS AND WEAPONS.

         MOST DEMOCRATS COULD NOT BRING THEMSELVES TO PRAISE THE PRESIDENT. THESE INCLUDED SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI, WHO SAID CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS SHOULD HAVE BEEN BRIEFED IN ADVANCE. THE PRESIDENT SAID HE DIDN’T BECAUSE WASHINGTON LEAKS. HE WAS RIGHT.

         BAGHDADI WILL LIKELY BE REPLACED BY ANOTHER TERRORIST LEADER. THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE HAS THEIR NAMES AND KNOWS WHERE THEY ARE. PERHAPS BAGHDADI’S COWARDLY BEHAVIOR WILL DETER OTHER YOUNG PEOPLE FROM SIGNING UP WITH ISIS AND STILL OTHERS TO QUIT. LET’S HOPE SO. EVIL MUST BE OPPOSED. I’M CAL THOMAS.