The general landed in Iraq Tuesday morning, just hours after President Trump made an announcement that America will be sending more troops to Afghanistan. Mattis wasted no time getting to the point of his trip: announcing the imminent death and annihilation of the Islamic State (ISIS).
IJR In a press conference upon his arrival Mattis made the following points:
ISIS will not retake territory and cannot stand up to American forces: “[ISIS] have been shown to be unable to stand up to our team in combat and they have not retaken one inch of ground that they’ve lost.”
ISIS is trapped: “You see, ISIS is now caught in-between converging forces. So ISIS’s days are certainly numbered, but it’s not over yet and it’s not going to be over any time soon.”
ISIS is a bunch of cowards: “An enemy that hides behind women and children are showing who are the people violating every standard of decency and fills us with conviction [for] what we have to do about this enemy.”
Mattis named the fight: “ISIS’s last stand.”