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By Bob Franken
Syndicate Columnist 

A Deadly Game


November 7, 2019

Let's give credit where it's due: As commander in chief, President Donald Trump can claim success for the military operation that took out Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the long-elusive founder of ISIS, who, according to the White House and military sources, blew himself up setting off a vest of explosives that also took the lives of three of his children. This was the president, making his nationally televised announcement:

"Last night the United States brought the world's No. 1 terrorist leader to justice. ... He was a sick and depraved man, and now he's gone."

The commando raid happened in Syria...

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