Barack Obama allowed terrorism to flourish under his watch. He pulled our troops out of Iraq, enabling the rise of ISIS. He released scores of terrorists being held at Guantanamo Bay, so they would be free to engage in more terrorist activities. But now Donald Trump is president, and during his campaign, he promised to eliminate ISIS within 30 days. And on his first day in office, he has already made very good progress.
Trump gathered his top generals together and ordered some serious airstrikes, as well as had them come up with a plan to destroy ISIS within a month. Secretary of State James Mattis oversaw the airstrikes at the Pentagon, with a combination of fighter pilots and remotely piloted aircraft dropping the bombs in both Iraq and Syria.
Two of the strikes destroyed ISIS units and artillery near the town of Bab, while in Raqqa, 22 strikes destroyed 12 tactical units, nine fighting positions, two underground improvised explosive bomb factories and an ISIS headquarters. Another strike took out two oil wells controlled by ISIS in Deir ez Zour.
In addition to doing serious damage to ISIS, the airstrikes also have allegedly taken out ISIS commander Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.
— Haidar Sumeri (@IraqiSecurity) January 22, 2017
Mattis, who served as a Marine Corps general under Obama, said that Obama’s policy against ISIS was full of “half measures”. So it’s not surprising that he would be eager to get things on the right track… and he seems to have done just that.