Once again, when Joe Biden if facing scrutiny, a military strike takes place to take out an ISIS operator.
The only problem for Biden is that they have made more mistakes than accurate hits as of late.
Let’s hope the strike that was reported on Sunday ends up being an ISIS leader and not another aid worker.
On Sunday, the US Central Command confirmed that a kill had been made via a drone strike, reports the New York Post.
Gen. Michael Kurilla, a Central Command commander, stated, “We have made it clear that we remain committed to the defeat of ISIS throughout the region.”
Central Command added, “There are no indications that any civilians were killed in this strike and the coalition is assessing reports of a civilian injury.”
According to the CBS News report, Usamah al-Muhajir, a senior leader of ISIS, was taken out in the strike. I would temper any excitement of a successful strike with the fact that the last two recent strikes by this administration made similar claims only to later find out innocents were killed.
Why now? Why this strike and this target?
Well, there are two answers to that question.
First, and probably the most important, is the recent Inspector General’s report that warned of significant terrorist activity in Afghanistan. Biden needed this attack to show that his over-the-horizon approach is still effective.
Second, Biden has been getting hit in the media recently, and the trump card in these situations when all else fails is to carry about a mission to turn the narrative around.
While not all media outlets are buying in just yet, there has been pushback about Hunter Biden’s business dealings and, of course, there was the story about the cocaine being found in the White House.
Put it all together and it makes for a perfect time for a drone strike.