Tag: Baghdadi

Start the week off right by joining us for the Three Martini Lunch.  Today, Jim and Greg celebrate the U.S. forces who tracked down and eliminated Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the ISIS leader responsible for some of the most heinous and grisly murders, rapes, and oppression we’ve seen in recent times.  They also pile on the Washington Post for offering a much softer headline and obituary for al-Baghdadi than was appropriate.  Jim and Greg are pleasantly surprised to see liberal political street fighter Rahm Emanuel begging Democrats to stop pushing Medicare for All.  And as California Democratic Rep. Katie Hill announces her upcoming resignation, they explain why this story is disturbing on virtually every level.

President Donald Trump announced today that the United States conducted a raid on a compound in Idlib Province, Syria, that resulted in the death of Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State. Baghdadi, Trump said, died trapped in a tunnel with U.S. special forces operators, including canines, closing in on him. Trump, who watched the entire operation from the Situation Room in the White House, said that Baghdadi was “screaming, crying, and whimpering.”