Trump Insists He Captured ISIS

Donald Trump today insisted he is the one who wiped out ISIS.

“ISIS was all over the place … It was me…who captured them,” Trump told reporters at a cabinet meeting Monday in the White House. “I’m the one who did the capturing. I’m the one who knows more about it than you people or the fake pundits.”

ISIS was not captured by Trump. ISIS lost its geographic holdings. It remains a significant insurgent group. It will grow and return.

The New York Times today: Trump's order to withdraw troops from Syria provides a gain to ISIS. [More...]

Now, analysts say that Mr. Trump’s pullout has handed the Islamic State its biggest win in more than four years and greatly improved its prospects. With American forces rushing for the exits, in fact, American officials said last week that they were already losing their ability to collect critical intelligence about the group’s operations on the ground.

“There is no question that ISIS is one of the big winners in what is happening in Syria,” said Lina Khatib, director of the Middle East and North Africa Program at Chatham House, a research center in London.

Donald Trump is as delusional as ever.

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    We're being ruled by a 13-year-old boy. (5.00 / 3) (#1)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Mon Oct 21, 2019 at 01:49:57 PM EST
    I've told my daughters that when they're my age, I hope they can truly say that Donald Trump was the worst president they ever saw in their lifetimes.

    And at that, (5.00 / 2) (#2)
    by Zorba on Mon Oct 21, 2019 at 03:57:50 PM EST
    It's an insult to 13-year-old boys.

    Trump capturing ISIS (5.00 / 5) (#4)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Oct 21, 2019 at 05:21:24 PM EST
    Would be like a dog catching a car.

    Per John Harwood (none / 0) (#3)
    by Chuck0 on Mon Oct 21, 2019 at 04:24:47 PM EST
    "Twenty minutes of nonsense."

    Mentioned the other day (none / 0) (#5)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Oct 25, 2019 at 07:30:16 AM EST
    A conversation with my fundie brother who was expressing unease with, I thought, the Doral thing.

    After speaking again I discover it was not really Doral that set him off it was the treatment of the Kurds and the shi+ show in Syria.

    Which makes sense because people like Pat Robertson have been hammering Trump for this day after day.

    BY K THOR JENSEN ON 10/24/19 AT 3:31 PM EDT


    Evangelicals have stuck by Trump. But polls hint at trouble ahead.

    This seems like a bad thing for Cheeto.  My brother won't say he's done but he's getting there.  If there is a third party choice I think they already have his vote.

    I could totally see him voting for (none / 0) (#6)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Oct 25, 2019 at 08:03:27 AM EST
    The Snake From Samoa

    Vote (none / 0) (#7)
    by FlJoe on Fri Oct 25, 2019 at 08:28:11 AM EST
    for a heathen Hindu?

    the idea (none / 0) (#8)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Oct 25, 2019 at 08:43:28 AM EST
    Evangelical Christians give a toot about anything but winning and sticking it to the libs and that their votes have anything to do with actual Christianity  has been, I think, retired.

    Yeah.  I think so.

    Although unlike his brothers and sisters who probably would not know a Hindu from a Hoedown he has met and been made visibly uncomfortable by GARUDA more than once

    Maybe I will call my house guardian Tulsi going forward.


    for the record (none / 0) (#9)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Oct 25, 2019 at 08:45:15 AM EST
    Garudas primary claim to fame beyond being The Mount of Vishnu is destroying Nag.  

    The Snake God.


    May (none / 0) (#10)
    by FlJoe on Fri Oct 25, 2019 at 09:09:22 AM EST
    the circle remain unbroken.

    BTW: guess who showed up at Hannity's Serpataruium last night, spouting Republican talking points of course.


    I'm betting (none / 0) (#11)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Oct 25, 2019 at 09:18:29 AM EST
    Hinduism did not come up.  

    But seriously, even if it did they would see it as Mormonism by another name.


    Just watching today's episode of (none / 0) (#13)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Oct 25, 2019 at 11:30:15 AM EST

    I'm thinkin maybe Tulsi has decided to run in the Republican primary.

    Seriously,  this has just gone to 11.

    and with the Senators we are doing well too...


    Ok (none / 0) (#14)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Oct 25, 2019 at 11:39:18 AM EST
    I get it

    They just said "as the president speaks we will go coverage of Clinton speaking ..."

    Stunning.  He would make such a fool of himself to try to hold on the cable coverage?  

    Republicans are going to be asking that


    President Schlump... (none / 0) (#15)
    by desertswine on Fri Oct 25, 2019 at 12:42:20 PM EST
    was particularly repulsive this morning.  I had to turn on some classical music to come down from a fit of extreme revulsion.

    In the beginning, (none / 0) (#12)
    by KeysDan on Fri Oct 25, 2019 at 10:52:43 AM EST
    I paid her no never mind---just one of the "Tim Ryans".  She has the uncanny ability to generate dislike in direct relationship to the more you know about her.  She is not likable enough, save, apparently for the FOX crowd.   Oh, and my apologies to the Tim's.

    Wow (none / 0) (#16)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Oct 25, 2019 at 03:59:54 PM EST

    This whacky video clip from C&L says so much.

    These guys are so in over their heads.

    No one with a brain is going on cable to do this to themselves.

    The pool of politicians dumb or desperate enough to accept an invitation to do this is getting smaller so these are just going to get better.

    Ironically (none / 0) (#17)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Oct 25, 2019 at 04:12:53 PM EST
    I just had a similar conversation with a Trumper on Facebook. She was spewing complete nonsense about Syrian and 10 years ago Obama sent troops in there and the ethnic cleansing was Obama's fault. I said are you talking about arming the Syrian resistance? That was in 2014. So not only can she not add and subtract she doesn't know what year anything happened, she doesn't know any facts. I just finally said you're talking crazy and sound like a Qanon crackpot.