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On Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 10:26:35 AM UTC-8, anon1 wrote:
> On 12/27/2017 4:00 AM, wrote:
>  > "Since Trump took office, ISIS has lost 98 percent of the territory 
> it once held."
>  > Lucas Tomlinson reports from the Pentagon
>  >
>  > The massive gains come after years of "onerous" rules, when critics 
> say the Obama administration “micromanaged” the war and shunned a more 
> intensive air strategy that could have ended the conflict much sooner.
>  >
>  > “The rules of engagement under the Obama administration were onerous. 
> I mean what were we doing having individual target determination being 
> conducted in the White House, which in some cases added weeks and 
> weeks,” said retired Air Force Lt. Gen. David Deptula, the former head 
> of U.S. Air Force intelligence. “The limitations that were put on 
> actually resulted in greater civilian casualties.”
>  >
>  > The latest American intelligence assessment says fewer than 1,000 
> ISIS fighters now remain in Iraq and Syria, down from a peak of nearly 
> 45,000 just two years ago. U.S. officials credit nearly 30,000 U.S.-led 
> coalition airstrikes and regional partners on the ground for killing 
> more than 70,000 jihadists. Meanwhile, only a few thousand have returned 
> home.
>  >
>  > The remaining ISIS strongholds are concentrated in a small area along 
> the border of Syria and Iraq. ISIS, at one point, when Obama was in 
> office, controlled an area the size of Ohio.
>  >
>  > While ISIS has been largely defeated, it continues to call on 
> followers around the world to conduct terror attacks during the holidays 
> with a new message sprouting up on Tuesday, and a suicide attack in 
> Kabul on Christmas with ISIS claiming responsibility. It’s part of the 
> terror group’s effort to expand influence into Africa and Afghanistan. 
> The U.S. envoy to the anti-ISIS coalition warned late last week not to 
> expect a complete defeat anytime soon.
>  >
>  > “ISIS became a brand, and a lot of pre-existing terrorist groups — 
> you’ve seen this in the Sinai, for example — start to raise the flag of 
> ISIS, mainly to recruit foreign fighters and other things,” said Brett 
> McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter 
> ISIS at the U.S. Department of State, in a press briefing Thursday with 
> reporters at the State Department.
>  >
>  > Deptula thinks the ISIS fight would have ended much sooner if 
> then-President Obama had given his military commander in the field more 
> authority. He compared President Obama’s actions to President Lyndon B. 
> Johnson during the Vietnam War.
>  >
>  > “Obama micromanaged the war,” Deptula said. “We could have 
> accomplished our objectives through the use of overwhelming air power in 
> three months not in three years.”
>  >
>  > Deptula said ISIS-controlled oil supplies weren’t targeted for 15 
> months beginning in 2014, giving the terror group $800 million in much 
> needed revenue to plot attacks and enslave millions of innocents."
>  >
>  > Irish Mike
>  >
>  > "ISIS is just a JV team." - Barack Obama
> ------------------------------------------------------
> Ever wonder why, despite the good economy, stock market, ISIS, and all 
> the other news that things are going pretty good, Trump’s approval & 
> favorability is in the 30s while Obama’s is in the 60s and going up. 
> (see article below)
> I’ll answer that for you. It’s because unlike morons like you, Travel, 
> and Vanek, most reasonably intelligent people realize it has nothing to 
> do with the orange baboon.
> Trump hasn’t done shit except try to break every thing Obama touched and 
> lower his own taxes.
> ==Trump Approval Craters as Obama Climbs (Biden Too)==
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> As Donald Trump’s approval rating continues to plummet, Barack Obama and 
> Joe Biden are only growing more popular.
> With the first year of Trump’s presidency coming to an end and his 
> approval rating sitting south of 40 percent, Trump is the most unpopular 
> president at this point in the history of the presidency. Conversely, 
> since leaving the White House, Obama’s favorability rating has jumped 
> four points, with 63 percent of Americans viewing the 44th president 
> favorably, according to a Gallup news poll from June.
> Also high on the list of things likely to infuriate Trump, a Fox News 
> poll from November found Obama with a higher favorability rating than 
> Trump in Alabama, one of the most conservative states in America. Obama 
> recorded a 52 percent favorability rating in the ruby red state, while 
> Trump’s sat at 49 percent.
> Biden, too, has enjoyed a bump in popularity since his time in the White 
> House. A new CNN poll out December 22, conducted by SSRS, found Biden’s 
> favorability rating at 57 percent, 20 points higher than Trump’s 37 
> percent. The poll put Biden’s unfavorability at just 27 percent.
> –source--

Some Americans have developed a much greater appreciation of Obama after seeing baboon-like Trump in
the White House.