TODAY, TED CRUZ CONTINUES TRAILING IN THE RACE FOR THE G.O.P.'S PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION.
THAT DIDN'T STOP HIM FROM PICKING A RUNNING MATE: CARLY FIORINA.
IN UPCOMING MOVES, TED INTENDS TO SHOW UP AT THE WHITE HOUSE FRIDAY FOR AN UNANNOUNCED EARLY BREAKFAST, FOLLOWING WHICH HE WILL MEASURE THE OVAL OFFICE FOR DRAPES AND THEN GO SKINNY DIPPING IN THE WHITE HOUSE POOL.
REPORTERS ARE INVITED AND TED NOTES THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE TO JOIN HIM IN SKINNY DIPPING BUT THEY DO HAVE TO TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS.
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
As if Iraq doesn't have enough drama all by itself, THE WASHINGTON POST attempts to create some. Loveday Morris and Mustafa Salim insist, "Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi desperately tried to steer his country out of political turmoil on Tuesday, partially reshuffling his cabinet amid stepped-up pressure as thousands of protesters threatened to storm parliament."
We'll get to the 'protesters,' first "Haider al-Abadi desperately tried to steer his country out of political turmoil"?
The 'turmoil' is created by Haider.
The US-installed prime minister is not following the Iraqi Constitution.
Why is that so damn hard for reporters at THE WASHINGTON POST to be honest about?
Oh, that's right, for US press outlets, the State Dept line becomes 'fact.'
At least it does for the immediate time.
But let there be no mistake five years from now, when Americans all know the truth, that the truth was known then but these reporters and press outlets didn't convey it and let them be forced to explain why that was.
Haider has created any 'turmoil' by insisting that he needs a new Cabinet.
He's done at the bidding of the US government.
Let's move over to 'protesters.'
Threaten to storm the Parliament, did they?
The Parliament's in the Green Zone.
That would be the heavily fortified Green Zone.
Where Iraq's politicians hide out from the people.
It was almost breached shortly after Nouri al-Maliki became prime minister in 2006. That was very scary for those hiding out in the Green Zone (which included US officials).
This caused anxiety and a flurry of measures being added to further fortify the Green Zone.
To storm the Parliament, these 'protesters' would first have to storm the Green Zone -- something no group has managed to do in over a decade of the Green Zone's existence.
Let's say that they managed to breach the Green Zone.
And then let's forget for a moment that the orders in place would be warning shots and then firing at those civilians trying to get into the Green Zone.
Let's just say that they managed to breach the Green Zone.
They then just waltz into the Parliament?
The Parliament has its own set of security.
The notion that anyone was going to breach the Green Zone today and make it into the Parliament was never a genuine possibility.
Anyone saying otherwise is lying.
Again, Iraq has enough drama, there's no need to lie in order to create more.
The 'protesters' were followers of Shi'ite cleric and movement leader Moqtada al-Sadr who have repeatedly responded to his call to turn out to show support for Haider al-Abadi's proposals.
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