Naming Right

“I’m glad that evil person is gone. If you were a parent and this man did what he did to Kayla, to your child, and then they got him, how would you feel?” WaPo: Kayla Mueller’s parents call Baghdadi raid named for their slain daughter an amazing gift.

+ On Saturday night, President Trump tweeted: “Something very big has just happened!” At that point, Americans had no idea the tweet referred to the Baghdadi raid. Neither did Democratic members of Congress. Neither did White House Chief of Staff Nick Mulvaney.

+ “Russia, Turkey and Bashar al-Assad carved up northern Syria as the Americans retreated.” From the NYT, an interesting interactive look at How the New Syria Took Shape.

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