The massive gains come after years of “onerous” rules, when critics say the Obama administration “micromanaged” the war and shunned a more intensive air strategy that could have ended the conflict much sooner.
“The rules of engagement under the Obama administration were onerous. I mean what are we doing having individual target determination being conducted in the White House, which in some cases adds weeks and weeks,” said retired Air Force Lt. Gen. David Deptula, the former head of U.S. Air Force intelligence. “The limitations that were put on actually resulted in greater civilian casualties.”
And this is an important reminder:
The plans were laid out but never given the green light by Obama because he preferred to blame terrorism on climate change and a lack of jobs. https://t.co/p7irfdNa6w— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) December 28, 2017
Or as Gen. George Patton once said, “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” Obama had a good plan years ago, and chose to execute it never. Trump took the same plan and executed it immediately.The generals under Obama formulated a plan to execute, and finish the war on ISIS. Obama didn't execute it because he, deep down, really didn't want to see America victorious. He really didn't want America to be great again.
The difference is what is known as “winning.”
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