Taliban deal, judicial confirmations, lampooning Democrats: 8 takeaways from Trump's CPAC speech

Taking out terrorist leaders

Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani
Iran's late top security and intelligence commander Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. |

Trump boasted about his greenlighting the attacks on terrorist leaders, among them Qasem Soleimani, the Iranian Quds Force commander responsible for numerous terrorist attacks worldwide, and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, head of the Islamic State, which was known for its violent rule of territory in Syria and Iraq.

“They called [Soleimani] the father of the roadside bomb,” said Trump. “We took that son of a b**** out, didn’t we? Should have been done a long time ago.”

“And al-Baghdadi, he’s the father of ISIS and we have defeated ISIS in the Middle East. We have defeated 100 percent of the caliphate.”

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