…and that every single person in media and many in congress were saying the same thing.
And if you were born two weeks ago you might remember it too.
At the time I wasn’t all that convinced it was the right move but said the following:
It’s possible that this is just part of the standard Trump doctrine of disengagement when possible, it’s also possible that there is a bigger deal that has been made concerning Turkey that I’m unaware of (possibly concerning Israel and a deal there) but we really don’t know. My gut says it’s the wrong move but Potus has played a pretty good hand so far so I’m going to see how the cards fall before I go insane over it.
I’m half wondering if President Trump was counting on the ISIS leadership buying all the propaganda of the left about running away and leaving him a free hand and stuck his head out. In fact I’ve got the livestream of NBC on right now and they’re still playing that line that the pullout is a betrayal as they await the president’s live announcement. They’re also trying to stress the idea that all of this started under Obama.
The spin is a great contrast to the actual announcement which not only stressed that
- No US casualties (update 2 minor wounds) other than one Dog who was hurt
- Baghdadi took three kids as human shields when he ran away and blew up the three kids with him.
- Lots of ISIS causalities and prisoners taken
- Lots of intelligence taken
- Mentioned the names of ISIS victims when making this announcements and stressed the atrocities of ISIS
- Thanked just about everyone from the Kurds, Russia, Iraq and Turks for help.
- Thanked the troops and generals and the pros involved in the operation
The President is now taking questions on the details of what is going on. He’s noting that the world should see the video to see how he died like a dog and a coward.
The media (and SNL who believe it or not had a skit about Trump bringing jobs back to ISIS going on live as the news broke) are hardest hit as it shatters every single narrative we’ve been seeing for weeks.
I suspect the MSM will leave this story as fast as they can, I suspect the president won’t allow it.
Update: That didn’t take long
Trump still doesn't understand that ISIS can plan and inspire attacks over distances: “They can’t walk to our country. There’s a lot of water in between our country and them.” #facepalm— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) October 27, 2019
however some on the left are saying the right thing
ISIS has caused immeasurable suffering & destruction; the death of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was an important, much needed action to defeat it. Praise and thanks for the military bravery and brilliance that carried out the mission.— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) October 27, 2019
If they are smart other Dems will take notes here.
Update 2: this tweet didn’t age well
The president stopped talking about 10:10 forcing me to a later mass today, turned on CNN and apparently the President didn’t thank the kurds loudly enough for them and thanked the Russians too loudly
Did I just hear @jaketapper on @TheLeadCNN hit the president for thanking the #Russians for help on #alBaghdadi while suggesting that he didn't give the #kurds enough credit?— Peter Ingemi (@DaTechGuyblog) October 27, 2019
What's wrong with these people?
Bad news for the impeachment meme weekend planned on all the networks.