As Twitchy told you earlier, Max Boot took a beating for suggesting that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was not, in fact, a coward as Trump had described him because al-Baghdadi opted to blow himself (and three of his kids) up rather than be taken alive.
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) October 28, 2019
We had to use Mandel’s tweet because it contains a screenshot of Boot’s now-deleted hot take. So, why’d Boot delete it, anyway? Well, as it turns out, Boot had made a mistake. You see, he had “wrongly conveyed the impression that [he] considered Baghdadi courageous.” Yeah, can’t imagine why people would’ve gotten that impression from this:
“The assertion that Baghdadi died as a coward was contradicted by the fact that rather than be captured he blew himself up.”
Max just wants to set the record straight:
An earlier version included a sentence questioning whether Trump was right to call Baghdadi a coward. That was removed b/c it wrongly conveyed the impression that I considered Baghdadi courageous. As I wrote Sun: Baghdadi was "a sick and depraved man." https://t.co/R77v7ef0GR
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) October 28, 2019
Let the record show that Max Boot continues to be an idiot.
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) October 28, 2019
— Dr. Kankokage (@kankokage) October 28, 2019
— Neva the #1 American elbow doctor of New Jersey (@pipandbaby) October 28, 2019
— ?Grim Creature? (@jtLOL) October 28, 2019
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) October 28, 2019
— rebel millennial (@patriotic_giant) October 28, 2019
No, we understood you quite well the first time.
— Mark C, austere BBQ scholar ?? (@UntraceableMC) October 28, 2019
If anything, they’ve both proven that they can’t be killed with conventional weapons
— The H2 (@TheH2) October 28, 2019
Embrace this ratio you coward pic.twitter.com/a2JarbkLO4
— ConservativeBlackMan ???? (@NevilleD35) October 28, 2019
The amount of rot in punditry is so obvious. Baghdadi was a coward. Period. https://t.co/Kv5aM6wHdH
— Kaitlin (@thefactualprep) October 28, 2019
The internet may not be for you, mate. https://t.co/dWMhwyGOcD
— Carlton Hinds (@methuselaschild) October 28, 2019