We shared here on countless occasions of the failure of Obama's laissez faire policy towards the Islamic State
, which he allowed to be reconstituted from the defeated al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). What is true is that President Bush handed over to Barack Obama
an Iraq that was on its way to being secured. Instead, Barack Obama
decided his campaign promises were more important that the reality of the ground and the recommendations of his uniformed military leaders. Therefore, Obama created a vacuum in Iraq that was quickly filled...and he did nothing to stem the growth and advance of ISIS from their early beginnings in 2014. Yep, they were just a Jayvee team, as Obama infamously stated. What President Trump
has done, which Obama refused to do, is let loose the restrictive rules of engagement (ROE). You remember, those ROE that had our combat fighter aircraft returning from flying sorties with the full complement of their bombs because they weren't allowed to drop them. How often did we see ISIS daylight parades ...