According to Fox News, military officials announced on Tuesday that ISIS has lost 98 percent of the territory it once held, which has mostly been recaptured since President Trump took office this past January.
This is a welcomed sign after 8 years of complacency by Barack Hussein Obama when it comes to terrorism.
Here’s more from the Fox News report:
“The rules of engagement under the Obama administration were onerous. I mean what are we doing having individual target determination being conducted in the White House, which in some cases adds weeks and weeks,” said retired Air Force Lt. Gen. David Deptula, the former head of U.S. Air Force intelligence. “The limitations that were put on actually resulted in greater civilian casualties.”
The latest American intelligence assessment says fewer than 1,000 ISIS fighters now remain in Iraq and Syria, down from a peak of nearly 45,000 just two years ago. U.S. officials credit nearly 30,000 U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and regional partners on the ground for killing more than 70,000 jihadists. Meanwhile, only a few thousand have returned home.
The remaining ISIS strongholds are concentrated in a small area along the border of Syria and Iraq. ISIS, at one point, controlled an area the size of Ohio.
Deptula thinks the ISIS fight would have ended much sooner if then-President Obama had given his military commander in the field more authority. He compared President Obama’s actions to President Lyndon B. Johnson during the Vietnam War.
“Obama micromanaged the war,” Deptula said. “We could have accomplished our objectives through the use of overwhelming air power in three months not in three years.”
This is just another reason why we voted for President Trump. We knew that he would aggressively knock the hell out of ISIS with the help of a strong military, and that’s exactly what is happening.
If you remember, back in April of this year, Trump dropped the “Mother Of All Bombs” on ISIS which wiped out nearly 100 fighters in a heartbeat. This is the kind of military action that is needed to take down a small organization like this, but Obama never had the guts to do it.
THANK GOD FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP!