It’s certainly no secret. The battle against ISIS was one of – if not – the most flawed areas of Barack Obama’s foreign policy.
While he refused to take ISIS seriously, even referring to them at one point as “the JV team,” he practically provided them the platform necessary to grow operations when he pulled troops out of Iraq despite his generals advising against such action.
“Our team is in the area and they are doing clearance, so the figure might change as they find more bodies,” said Dawlat Waziri, a spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defense.That pretty much sums up the Trump administration’s battle against ISIS, doesn’t it folks?
But wait. It gets better.
According to latest developments, a capital city in Raqqa, Syria, which ISIS has maintained for years, has finally fallen to U.S. backed forces. This is INCREDIBLE NEWS, folks! Especially considering the daily atrocities they were carrying out in the city.
— OIR Spokesman (@OIRSpox) October 17, 2017
According to The Daily Caller:
U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) claim to have full control over the Islamic State’s capital of Raqqa, according to a Tuesday statement.
The U.S.-led, anti-ISIS coalition Operation Inherent Resolve hasn’t made the same claim, saying approximately 90 percent of the city was under SDF control.
“The military operations in Raqqa have finished, but there are clearing operations now under way to uncover any sleeper cells there might be and remove mines,” SDF spokesman Talal Sello told BBC News, adding to AFP, “Everything is finished in Raqqa, our forces have taken full control of Raqqa.”
In other words, Obama’s fight against ISIS was nothing more than a complete failure, while Donald Trump’s ISIS plan has been nothing short of phenomenal. ISIS was able to sink its claws in and grow under Obama’s foreign policy, while it has been cowering on the run ever since Trump took office.
And now their stronghold has fallen. It’s amazing what true leadership and sensible foreign policy can achieve, huh?