The Pentagon has confirmed that top ISIS leader Abu Muhammad al-Adnani was killed in a drone strike that President Obama had ordered. Obviously, this is huge news. ISIS has been an ongoing problem, and Republicans have often falsely criticized Obama for not being harsh enough on them. Well, that’s pretty clearly not true! Here’s the official statement:
“[The strike] is one in a series of successful strikes against ISIL leaders, including those responsible for finances and military planning, that make it harder for the group to operate. The strike near al-Bab, Syria, removes from the battlefield ISIL’s chief propagandist, recruiter and architect of external terrorist operations.”
If this had been done by a Republican president, you can bet there would be mass patriotic displays from the GOP right now. As it is? They’re keeping silent as can be. Even more important than celebrating a critical victory for the US for them is staying on their partisan side and pretending Obama is a complete screw-up.