After a very long and very insistent few days of Donald Trump accusing Obama of founding ISIS, the president baffles everyone by sending in a drone strike to kill the Supreme Leader of ISIS in Afghanistan.
It’s confusing to be sure. For a guy who created what was essentially a new nation of terrorists, it seems counter-productive to kill off the people who are minding the store as you’re sitting in Washington D.C.
Pentagon deputy press secretary Gordon Trowbridge confirmed that Hafiz Saeed Khan was blown to bits in southern Nangarhar Province on July 26.
Khan was described as having the title of Emir, and being more or less the head honcho when it came to anything ISIS-related that happened in Afghanistan. He’s no small fish to be sure. The success of this will send a crippling blow to ISIS in Afghanistan and severely curtail their ability to carry out operations in the region.
So, what does this all mean for Donald Trump? He’s spent the better part of a week insisting that Barack Obama was the founder of ISIS. He doubled and tripled down on it. There was no doubt in his mind that Obama created the terrorist state. How will he explain Obama’s persistence with killing its leaders and destroying the organization?
He’s already begun spinning it. Now he says he founded ISIS by abiding with agreements put in place by George W. Bush and withdrawing troops from the nation. He ignores the fact that despite all the problems Saddam Hussein caused, he did not allow terrorists to flourish in his nation.
George W. Bush caused it, which Trump himself has said numerous times before Barack Obama got elected. Now after spending eight years blaming Bush for everything, he just heaped it over onto Obama’s plate then multiplied it three or four times for good measure.
Maybe one day Donald will find that box where all the pills are arranged by the day of the week and take them as scheduled to return to some relative level of sanity. I’m starting to think, though, that he paid someone to hide them until after the election.
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