Speaker of the House Nancy
PLousey Pelosi, issues statement that goes out of the way to avoid giving President Trump any credit for the death of ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. She praises our military and intelligence agencies, then goes on to belittle the accomplishment by describing a war on terror that has just begun. Pelosi’s statement goes on to wine about the President not briefing her in advance and then wraps up by attacking President Trump’s policy to pull out of Northern Syria.
It’s important to note that the House committees tasked with the issues involving Turkey, Syria, Russia, and the Kurds have spent their time running a pretend impeachment inquiry.
Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a U.S. military raid:
“Americans salute the heroism, dedication and skill of our military and our intelligence professionals and acknowledge the work of our partners in the region. We are relieved that no U.S. personnel died in this daring raid.
“The death of al-Baghdadi is significant, but the death of this ISIS leader does not mean the death of ISIS. Scores of ISIS fighters remain under uncertain conditions in Syrian prisons, and countless others in the region and around the world remain intent on spreading their influence and committing acts of terror.
“This month, the House passed a joint resolution on an overwhelmingly bipartisan 354-60 basis which rejects President Trump’s green-lighting of Turkish aggression into Syria against our Kurdish partners, and calls on him to present a clear strategy to defeat ISIS. The House must be briefed on this raid, which the Russians but not top Congressional Leadership were notified of in advance, and on the Administration’s overall strategy in the region. Our military and allies deserve strong, smart and strategic leadership from Washington.”
In a press conference earlier today, Trump responded to a reporter who asked if he had informed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of the strike ahead of time by confirming that he didn’t because the Democratic leadership doesn’t have the ability to prevent political leaking that would cause the loss of American lives.
“No, I didn’t,” Trump said. “I wanted to make sure this kept secret,
I didn’t want to have men lost, and women, I didn’t want people lost.”