On Sunday morning, President Trump took to the podium in the White House to announce the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Trump told the world that “Last night, the United States brought the world’s Number One terrorist leader to justice. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead.”
He said that Baghdadi was chased to the end of an underground tunnel, “whimpering and crying and screaming all the way” as he was pursued by American military dogs. Accompanied by three of his children, Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest, blowing up himself and the children.
The ISIS leader presided over the self-proclaimed Islamic Caliphate that once held territory in Syria and Iraq, occupying a region the size of England.
But those days are over and now, Baghdadi is too.
No one should shed a tear for this cockroach.
However, the media couldn’t help themselves and immediately pivoted into using the occasion to call into question Trump’s decision-making in the Middle-East and to criticize him for not notifying Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other congressional leaders about the raid.
More on that in a minute.
The Horrors Of ISIS
First, let’s take a moment to remember some of the cruel acts committed by Baghdadi and ISIS over the past several years.
The media would rather trash the president than congratulate him and the brave servicemen responsible for the raid that brought an end to one of the world’s evilest men.
Under Baghdadi’s leadership, ISIS stoned to death women accused of adultery, hacked off the hands of those caught stealing, and beheaded those who challenged the organization.
The New York Times reported, “A Jordanian pilot was burned alive in a scene filmed by overhead drones. Men accused of being spies were drowned in cages, as underwater cameras captured their last tortured gasp. Others were crushed under the treads of a T-55 tank, or strung up by their feet inside a slaughterhouse and butchered like animals.”
Baghdadi was a rapist who encouraged other members of ISIS to rape “nonbelievers.”
The New York Times reported on one of his raping sessions in graphic detail, in which they quoted from one of the victims: “She and the other girls he chose were moved from house to house, eventually ending up in the same villa as 26-year-old American aid worker Kayla Mueller of Prescott, Arizona. All of them were taken out and raped by al-Baghdadi, including Ms. Mueller, who returned to their shared room sobbing inconsolably.”
That is the man whose life of violence and brutality is now over thanks to our brave special forces who risked their lives to put an end to his reign of terror.
Now, back to the media’s attacks on Trump.
The Biased Media Responds
The killing of the world’s most wanted terrorists by American soldiers should be a unifying moment in which politics takes a backseat.
However, this is 21st Century America and Donald Trump is president, so those times no longer exist.
The media were appalled by the fact that the president didn’t notify Speaker Pelosi about the raid.
However, he was under no obligation to do so.
In fact, he made the right decision by doing so, citing the fact that details of the raid would likely leak to the press as a result of Congress being notified.
If you have been following the news lately, you undoubtedly understand his concern.
The media has also questioned if the raid would have been successful had Trump been able to pull out all U.S. forces from Syria and not had the help of the Kurds.
It is a legitimate policy debate, however, the media’s motives were clearly not pure; they were using the occasion to deflect from the successful mission because they are incapable of giving Trump credit for the good things he does.
This was yet another example of this.
The Washington Post went so far as to tweet a headline that painted al-Baghdadi in an almost positive light. (For more on that headline and other similar media reactions, CLICK HERE.)
That is how much the press hates Donald Trump.
It shouldn’t be that hard to just sit back and celebrate the fact that a wicked man is no longer alive to threaten the safety of our country.
That is cause for bi-partisan celebration.
Sadly, we live in divided times and that is no longer possible.
The president, and, more importantly, the Delta force responsible for killing al-Baghdadi, deserve our praise. That should be the narrative of the story.