President Barack (“Lucky”) Hussein Obama was reared abroad. Hence, he knows English better than most of those who listen to him. When he declared that Al Qaida had been “decimated,” he was probably telling the truth.
To “decimate” means to kill one in ten. It was an old Roman practice used to encourage battlefield valor among the legions.
Did his administration assassinate one out of ten big Al Qaida leaders with drones? That’s quite possible.
“Ah, ah,” he says, “Got you!”