A reporter asked Defense Secretary ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis how the war against ISIS was going. His answer was one for the history books.
SecSef Mattis leaving House briefing on ISIS.
Me: Progress against ISIS?
Mattis: "We're winning. They're losing." pic.twitter.com/MhsRKe3UqE
— Leandra Bernstein (@LeandraB_sbg) July 20, 2017
How cool was that?
“We’re winning. They’re losing.”
General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chief’s of Staff, agreed with Mattis.
“If you look at where we were 24 months ago, you can look at the territory that they held, you can look at the resources that they had available, you could look at the potential for them to conduct external operations, and in all those areas we’ve made great progress.”
A recent report revealed that the terror network “has lost more than 60 percent of its territory” over the past two-and-a-half years. A large chunk of those losses have occurred over the past six months alone.
In fact, territory under ISIS control has been nearly cut in half since President Donald Trump was sworn in.
That’s what happens when we have a President who isn’t afraid to go after these terrorist thugs.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Questioned Thursday about the progress of the Pentagon’s efforts to crush the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary James Mattis issued a terse, four-word reply that left no room for doubt.