Trump's Baghdadi presser was a shyteshow as you would expect.

Trump spent a lot of time after his prepared remarks offering more information than his administration wouldve surely preferred. Here are just a few examples:
  • Two or three efforts to get Baghdadi were scrapped over a few weeks because of the terrorist leaders unpredictable movements.
  • Before the raid, the US knew that Baghdads compound had tunnels through which he might try to escape.
  • US troops blew a hole through a door in order to go inside the compound.
  • The US had more DNA than it needed to verify that the one of the men killed in the raid was Baghdadi.
  • The US killed scores of people in Baghdadis circle and captured others.
  • The US used eight helicopters and other ships and planes to help with the strike.


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