While on the campaign trail, President Trump promised to appoint Marine Corps Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis to lead the military, for the sole purpose of defeating the Islamic State terror group (ISIS), and boy was that ever a promise he kept.

“I will…quickly and decisively bomb the hell out of ISIS,” said Trump. “We will not have to listen to the politicians who are losing the war on terrorism.”


When President Trump first took office, he and Mattis changed the rules of engagement to remove the arbitrary restrictions put in place by academics in Washington rather than battle-hardened military leaders, and what a difference it’s made. According to an exclusive report from Fox News, in less than a year, the U.S. Military, under Mattis’s leadership, has all but wiped ISIS off of the face of the planet, and it’s done so with very little collateral damage.

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According to Fox, the military under Obama was hamstrung and unable to take advantage of key situation that would have allowed it to decimate ISIS.

Hundreds of ISIS fighters had just been chased out of a northern Syrian city and were fleeing through the desert in long convoys, presenting an easy target to U.S. A-10 “warthogs.”


But the orders to bomb the black-clad jihadists never came, and the terrorists melted into their caliphate — living to fight another day. The events came in August 2016, even as then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was vowing on the campaign trail to let generals in his administration crush the organization that, under President Obama, had grown from the “jayvee team” to the world’s most feared terrorist organization.


At its peak, ISIS held a territory about the size of West Virginia and had over eight million people under its control along with oil fields, refineries, agriculture, smuggling routes, and massive arsenals of abandoned military equipment. However, with a new sheriff in town has come a renewed vigor in taking these savages out, and the speed with which they’re been annihilated has surprised even those in the military.

Just over a year later, ISIS has been routed from Iraq and Syria with an ease and speed that’s surprised even the men and women who carried out the mission. Experts say it’s a prime example of a campaign promise kept. President Trump scrapped his predecessor’s rules of engagement, which critics say hamstrung the military, and let battlefield decisions be made by the generals in the theater, and not bureaucrats in Washington.

The terror organization now controls just 3 percent of Iraq and less than 5 percent of Syria. Its self-styled “caliph,” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is believed to be injured and holed up somewhere along the lawless border of Syria and Iraq.

Of course, members of ISIS have fled their former caliphate and retreated back to the countries they came from, posing a threat within them, but as far as the military’s job is concerned, it couldn’t have done much better.

But the military’s job — to take back the land ISIS claimed as its caliphate and liberate cities like Mosul, in Iraq, and Raqqa, in Syria, as well as countless smaller cities and villages, is largely done. And it has taken less than a year.

“The leadership team that is in place right now has certainly enabled us to succeed,” Brig. Gen. Andrew Croft, the ranking U.S. Air Force officer in Iraq, told Fox News. “I couldn’t ask for a better leadership team to work for, to enable the military to do what it does best.”

For those claiming Barack Obama’s policies are what led to the fast decimation of ISIS, they may want to think again.

President Trump gave a free hand to Mattis, who in May stressed military commanders were no longer being slowed by Washington “decision cycles,” or by the White House micromanaging that existed President Obama. As a result of the new approach, the fall of ISIS in Iraq came even more swiftly than hardened U.S. military leaders expected.

“It moved more quickly than at least I had anticipated,” Croft said. “We and the Iraqi Security Forces were able to hunt down and target ISIS leadership, target their command and control.”

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it’s also being reported this morning that Iraq has officially declared victory over ISIS within its nation.

Iraq declared its war against the Islamic State was over after more than three years of combat operations drove extremist fighters from all of the territories they once held.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced Iraqi forces were in full control of the country’s border with Syria during remarks at a conference in Baghdad, and his spokesman said the development marked the end of the military fight against ISIS.

“All Iraqi lands are liberated from terrorist Daesh (acronym of the group’s full Arabic name) gangs and our forces completely control the international Iraqi-Syrian border,” Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Rasheed Yar Allah said in a statement released shortly after al-Abadi’s remarks.

So there you have it, yet another campaign promise kept by the President that he likely won’t get any credit from by the hostile liberal enemedia, who instead focuses on fake news and seemingly inconsequential issues while the President presses on with his America First agenda.

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