Question: What do you call 60 thousand dead ISIS jihadists?
Answer: A good start.
U.S. coalition forces have killed more than 60,000 Islamic State murderers since we've the religious group came into power under the Obama administration.
Gen. Raymond Thomas, the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command provided those figures on Tuesday and said this figure should be a signal of our success against these mujahideen (aka "fightin' scumcrumpets").
This figure is 10,000 higher than first reported in December when U.S. officials believed 50,000 ISIS scum were killed. What a pleasant surprise to find that number low.
Gen. Thomas spoke at the National Defense Industrial Association's annual Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict conference.
"I'm not into morbid body counts, but that matters," Thomas said. "So when folks ask, do you need more aggressive [measures], do you need better [rules of engagement], I would tell you that we're being pretty darn prolific right now."
Prolific is good.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimated that in 2-14 there were 100,000 Islamic State crap weasels in Iraq and Syria, while the Pentagon said last summer that only 15 to 20 thousand remained in those countries.
The General spoke about military gains against ISIS strongholds and pointed out that the U.S. and our partners are "on the verge" of toppling the capital of their caliphate in Raqqa, Syria as well as aggressive efforts to take back Mosul, Iraq.
At least 1,500 unwashed ISIS fighters were sent to their virgin goats when coalition forces were victorious in Sirte, Libya, Thomas said.
"We're making great progress against this enemy," he said. "I don't know that that resonates in [the] United States about the nature of the threat and how aggressively we're getting after it, because I think that might assuage some of the concerns about how we are able to get after an enemy, a declared enemy of the United States."
He then explained that discussions of whether to use a more aggressive bombing campaign is ongoing.
"There's some recommendation in the offing for the administration to consider. We'll see which consideration the opt for."
Hopefully we will opt for the complete annihilation of every swinging nut-sack out there who wants to kill us in the name of their religion.