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It is a combination of oil, transit routes, mineral rights, open access to markets, and removing threats to our currency as the primary asset of trade between nations.
originally posted by: fleabit
Trump in one year did what Obama couldn’t do in 8 yrs. ISIS rather than growing and gaining ground has finally been reduced in size to a small fraction of itself and only controls its own bladder/
Yea.. right, keep deluding yourself. You folks will buy anything Trump sells you in his laughable tweets and press statements. While Trump certainly has given his Generals more power to do what they need to do without getting permission every step of the way (which I applaud), the majority of the work was done before he took office. Much like the economy. People show graphs of how the economy has risen since Trump has taken office. But it's just a small view.. if you include the last 9 years.. you will see it has risen at the same rate for those 9 years, and Trump is just along for the ride.
Mosul - the eastern half was taken 4 days into his Presidency - he had nothing to do with it. Took 6 months to retake the rest of Mosul. Yay Trump? Raqqa - most of the forces were SDF - a bit of support from the U.S. - yay Trump?
But it won't stop people from patting Trump's back for his "brilliant" defeat of ISIS, or complete turnaround of the economy.