FADED CELEBRITY BARRY O THE MANOREXIC WENT TO DINNER WITH MICHELLE AND SPENT $1000.
SHOCKING AS IT IS WHEN THE ECONOMY IS IN THE TOILET, THE DOW IS SLIDING AND BARRY O REMAINS AN ELECTED PUBLIC SERVANT AND NOT THE QUEEN OF D.C., WHAT'S EVEN MORE SHOCKING IS THAT SO MUCH MONEY WOULD BE SPENT FOR MANOREXIC BARRY TO CHEW HIS FOOD A LITTLE AND THEN PUKE IT UP TO MAINTAIN HIS TRIM AND GIRLISH FIGURE.
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Take thug Nouri al-Maliki. The man Bully Boy Bush imposed on Iraq, demanded he be prime minister is, was and always will be a thug. Despite that reality, in 2010, when Nouri lost to Ayad Allawi, Barack Obama demanded Nouri get a second term.
That second term pulled Iraq ever closer to the abyss as Nouri attacked protesters, allowed his goons to rape girls and women in Iraqi jails and prisons, bullied politicians, threatened leaders of neighboring countries and much more.
Nouri's finally out as prime minister (Haider al-Abadi currently holds the title) but Nouri has reportedly told his flunkies that he'll be back in the post of prime minister in a matter of months. Currently, he spews his crazy from the post of Vice President -- he's one of three -- the other two are Osama al-Nujaifi and, yes, Ayad Allawi.
Former European Union member Struan Stevenson offers:
Riven with dishonesty and fraud, the Iraqi army mirrors the rampant corruption of the Iraqi government in post-Saddam Iraq.
These circumstances have provided the perfect conditions for the brutal Shiite militias to thrive and take control of the battlefield. There are perhaps hundreds of these militias. They are trained, financed and often led by the terrorist Iranian Quds Force. They are Iranian proxies. So the US air strikes are aiding and abetting Iran in achieving its ultimate objective, which is total control of Iraq.
The current war raging across Iraq was as avoidable as it was predictable. Nouri al-Maliki’s second term as prime minister was a tragedy for the Iraqi people, for the region and for the world. As a puppet of the Iranian mullahs, he encouraged the Iranian-led Shiite militias and used them to enforce his merciless “iron fist” sectarian policy of indiscriminate bombing, shelling, arbitrary arrests, torture and mass execution of innocent Sunni civilians. Maliki utilised the claim of fighting a war against terror to secure his grip on power and the West fell for it.
Nouri's failures and crimes are well known. Despite that reality, Nouri attempted to rewrite history on Sunday. AFP reports:
“There is no problem between the Sunnis and the Shiites as communities, but rather between us the politicians -- we think as Sunnis and Shiites, and we are driving people toward this doom, for which we will bear responsibility before God,” he said.
Maliki himself pursued policies that marginalized and angered members of Iraq’s Sunni Arab minority, especially during his second term as premier.
Richard Engel is a correspondent for NBC News. Today, he Tweeted.
Staying with the topic of US service members in Iraq, Nikki Henderson (Nexstar Broadcasting) reports that US Col Steve Warren has confirmed that US troops stationed at al-Assad airbase are under regular mortar assault from the Islamic State with Warren terming the assaults "completely ineffective." (So far, at any rate.) Barbara Starr (CNN) adds the attacks are "raising continuing concern that U.S. forces in Iraq can be kept safe and at least technically out of a combat role, a separate defense official said. The Pentagon would not say whether security measures had changed at the base."
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