White House Chief of Staff and veteran John Kelly eviscerated a liberal California teacher who made headlines this week for bashing the U.S. military in a vile rant.
Fox News reported that Gregory Salcido, an El Rancho High School teacher, was recorded asking students in his government class why they would want to serve in the military, calling those who serve “the lowest of our low.” He was placed on administrative leave after the clip of his rant went viral.
“Well, I think the guy ought to go to hell,” Kelly, a retired Marine general, said of Salcido. “I just hope he enjoys the liberties and the lifestyle that we have fought for.”
Kelly has had a long military career, and lost his son Robert Michael Kelly while he was serving in Afghanistan back in 2010.
During this same interview, Kelly praised the U.S. military for all the gains made against ISIS over the last year.
“As he pointed out last night, I think 99 percent of the Caliphate is dead,” Kelly said. “Is gone. And the ISIS survivors, if you will, they’re still out there. They’ll still cause us problems. But you know, a year ago, we had cities that were held by ISIS in Iraq and Syria and today they’re gone. And that’s a coalition effort led by the United States and led by the U.S. military.”
This comes after U.S. military official just confirmed that the military defeat of ISIS could be just “weeks” away.
“The timeline for the military defeat of ISIS can now be measured in weeks,” Votel said, going on to warn that there is still “very tough fighting” going on in the Middle Euphrates River Valley.
It had preciously been reported that the terrorist group has lost 98 percent of the land it once held — with half of ISIS’ so-called “caliphate” having been recaptured since President Trump took office. These gains are what led to Votel’s assessment came after changes in the rules of engagement, instituted over the last year.
“The rules of engagement under the Obama administration were onerous. I mean what are we doing having individual target determination being conducted in the White House, which in some cases adds weeks and weeks,” said retired Air Force Lt. Gen. David Deptula, the former head of U.S. Air Force intelligence. “The limitations that were put on actually resulted in greater civilian casualties.”
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