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Wow: WaPo Columnist Defends the Courage of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

When you find yourself in the late stages of Trump Derangement Syndrome, it becomes increasingly difficult to hide the symptoms of your mania from the public. Washington Post columnist Max Boot is apparently reaching the fatal, final months of his battle with the disease, and it’s starting to show up in his daily blather.

TDS already caused Boot to turn his back on the Republican Party and join the left, and it has already compelled him to dedicate his career to spewing anti-Trump vomit all over the pages of the Post. But it was not until Monday that Boot revealed that he is so eaten up by the ailment that he would rather defend a terrorist leader’s courage than agree with President Trump on any subject.

“A president who has never heard a shot fired in anger reveled in Baghdadi’s last moments, even claiming ‘he died like a coward … whimpering and crying and screaming all the way.’ Trump could not possibly have heard ‘whimpering and crying’ on the overhead imagery because there was no audio, and Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper and Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, pointedly refused to confirm those details. The assertion that Baghdadi died as a coward was, in any case, contradicted by the fact that rather than be captured, he blew himself up,” Boot wrote.

Unreal. In criticizing President Trump’s speech announcing the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Boot was in comfortable company with the rest of the rabidly anti-Trump media. But we’re not sure we saw anyone else go so far as to imply that blowing one’s self and one’s children to hell with a suicide vest is a mark of bravery.

After getting raked over the coals on social media, Boot deleted that ill-advised sentiment and explained the correction: “An earlier version of this column included a sentence questioning whether Trump was right to call Baghdadi a coward because he blew himself up. The line was removed because it unintentionally conveyed the impression that I considered Baghdadi courageous.”

Well, Max…when you say that Baghdadi’s decision to blow himself up contradicts Trump’s assertion that the terrorist leader was a coward, that does indeed convey the impression that you believe Baghdadi died as some sort of shining beacon of courage. Your advanced TDS may prevent you from making such obvious leaps of logic, but we’re quite confident in our own abilities to make that hop.

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