How could Baghdadi’s death divide the US?

The Army Ranger operation to take out ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi should have been received as welcome news by America.

The fact that it was not appreciated by many shows just how divided the country is right now.

Case in point was the Washington Post’s obit headline on Baghdadi, which called him “austere religious scholar at the helm of Islamic State”. The Post said the headline was “written in haste”. I worked in newspapers for a while and most of my headlines were written on deadline. However I don’t believe I ever made such a blunder as that.

Follow that up with the treatment of Trump and his wife at the World Series game Sunday night in Washington. As the President appeared on the stadium’s large screen a chorus of boos and lock him up chants.

I really don’t know how this split ends but it will probably not be until 2024. If that’s the case, then the divide may be irreparable.