Killing of al-Baghdadi

Gabriel Alvarez

It has been eight years since the last despot was killed and America rejoiced. I still remember President Obama’s sedate face when he announced the assassination of Osama Bin Laden was successful. Last week, President Trump announced the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was Osama’s succeeding caliph. Believe it or not, President Trump had the exact facial expression announcing Baghdadi’s death that President Obama had when announcing Osama’s. 

The death of al-Baghdadi is a prime example of America’s might and dedication to protect innocent civilians, no matter the nationality. Personally, I believe that this is a huge step to ending the constant battles consuming the Middle East. Hopefully the disposal of ISIS’ leader will stop their aspirations entirely.