CRANKY CLINTON EXPLAINS HOW TO SEND A FAX WITH SECURE INFORMATION WHEN YOU CAN'T SEND IT SECURELY: JUST STRIP IT OF THE SECURITY HEADING.
REACHED FOR COMMENT THIS MORNING BY THESE REPORTERS, CRANKY CLINTON YELLED AT US FOR INTERRUPTING HER "MORNING DUMP" BEFORE EXPLAINING -- AMIDST MUCH GRUNTING -- THAT "THIS ISN'T AN EXAMPLE OF BREAKING THE LAW SO MUCH AS AN EXAMPLE OF SOCCER MOMMING. I WAS JUST DOING WHAT NEEDED TO BE DONE AND DOING IT QUICKLY. HONEST!"
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Ammar Karim and Layal Abou Rahal (AFP) report, "Tens of thousands of Iraqi forces, including the Hashed al-Shaabi umbrella group dominated by Tehran-backed Shiite militias, began a huge operation on May 22-23 to retake it." THE TEHRAN TIMES notes, "Iran will take action as much as needed and requested by Iraqi officials to counter terrorism, Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Quds Force, said on Friday." As Iran invades Iraq, Saif Hameed (REUTERS) reports:
Sunni politicians in Iraq condemned on Saturday a visit by Iranian General Qassem Soleimani to Shi'ite paramilitary forces fighting alongside the Iraqi army to drive Islamic State militants out of the Sunni city of Falluja.
Three lawmakers from the province of Anbar told Reuters the visit by Iran's al-Quds brigade commander could fuel sectarian tension and cast doubt on Baghdad's assertions that the offensive is an Iraqi-led effort to defeat Islamic State, and not to settle scores with the Sunnis.
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