Biden repeatedly claims credit for the COVID-19 vaccines developed under Trump as part of Operation Warp Speed, so why not also take credit for defeating ISIS?
In an op-ed for the Washington Post titled, “Why I’m going to Saudi Arabia”, a collection of random talking points that seem to have been a collaboration between the confused VP and hack screenwriters, Biden falsely claims that, “The Middle East I’ll be visiting is more stable and secure than the one my administration inherited 18 months ago.”
This is based on absolutely nothing.
The only positive developments in the region have come from the Abraham Accords. Biden’s only contribution has been to encourage Iran’s nuclear program, thereby destabilizing the region further.
Probably the most bizarre part of the op-ed is this claim, “In Iraq, we ended the U.S. combat mission and transitioned our military presence to focus on training Iraqis, while sustaining the global coalition against the Islamic State we forged when I was vice president, now dedicated to preventing ISIS from resurging.”
The end of the combat mission, the rise of Iran and the Arab Spring, aggressively promoted by the administration in which Biden was vice-president led to the rise of ISIS.
The “global coalition” is nonsense.
The Iraqi coalition with the Sunnis, the one forged under Bush and to some degree addressed by Trump, proved more useful, it was also ignored by the Obama administration, which helped ISIS gain influence.
But, most decisively, Trump unleashed U.S. airpower against ISIS.
Widely acknowledged as one of the Obama-Biden failures, Biden is somehow trying to claim credit for the defeat of ISIS. He’d be more right when claiming credit for its rise.