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    It's been three years since President Obama called the Islamic State, a terrorist organization that emerged in the Iraq power vacuum left behind after his pre-mature troop pullout in 2011, the "jayvee team."

    During his remaining time in the Oval Office between 2014 and 2016, Americans and the world watched as ISIS marched across Iraq undeterred, brutally slaughtering thousands and destroying world history along the way. What had been won by U.S. forces in preceding years was lost. By 2016, ISIS had taken over and controlled large swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria, declaring the coveted caliphate so many Islamic terrorist organizations longed to achieve.

    In just nine months, the situation has drastically changed.

    On Saturday President Trump offically announced the fall of Raqqah, the Syrian city where ISIS held their headquarters.

    "I am pleased to announce that the Syrian Democratic Forces, our partners in the fight against ISIS in Syria, have successfully recaptured Raqqah – the terrorist group’s self-proclaimed capital city. Together, our forces have liberated the entire city from ISIS control," President Trump said in a statement. "The defeat of ISIS in Raqqah represents a critical breakthrough in our worldwide campaign to defeat ISIS and its wicked ideology. With the liberation of ISIS’s capital and the vast majority of its territory, the end of the ISIS caliphate is in sight."

    Before Raqqah, Mosul was recovered, then Kirkuk and other cities along the way.

    ICYMI: We've Been Quickly Destroying ISIS Since Obama Left
     
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    That's what happens when you don't give the bad guy notice your coming.


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    Not only that, but you stop arming the bad guys.
     
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    McCain and his "moderate rebels" are on the run!
     
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    Obama's plan defeated ISIS.
     
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    Obama's plan armed and protected ISIS.

    He should have been impeached for this, along with about a dozen other terrible things he did.
     
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    Yet the DNC media loves to go to Little Johnny for a quote, whenever military issues are discussed. He is a dope and wrong on almost everything, yet DNC media love him.
     
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    No it didn't. Stop falling for RWnut propaganda.
     
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    Obama's plan was to get the Iraqis and others, BESIDES the US, to do the fighting. That plan worked and that's why there have been so few American casualties in the defeating of ISIS.

    In fact, Trump lost almost as many Americans in Niger in one day as Obama lost in the fight against ISIS.

    This is how Obama's war against ISIS has gone:

    The Isis-US kill ratio is extremely one-sided
     
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    I predicted that Trump would try to steal credit from Obama for the defeat of ISIS, btw.
     

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