CRANKY CLINTON IS FADING IN THE POLLS.
BUT SHE INSISTS THAT THIS NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT.
"I'M A LATE BLOOMER," SHE TOLD THESE REPORTERS. "IF YOU WANT A SURE THING, YOU SHOULD HAVE BACKED MONICA LEWINSKY!"
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
News from the United Kingdom this morning:
Good day for British govt to 'bury news' as UK domestic politics take priority: UK to send 250 more soldiers to Iraq
Emma Clark (SCOTSMAN) reports:
Scores of extra British troops are being sent to Iraq to help the country in its battle against the so-called Islamic State, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced.Mr Fallon said almost 200 additional personnel and an engineering squadron will travel to the country, bringing the total number of British personnel in Iraq to 1,100.
So despite telling us there would be no troops sent to Iraq in 2014, and then telling us there would be a deployment – but no longer than two years - in 2015, we are now told, this week, that the Iraq deployment of our ostensibly non-combat troops will go on for another 18 months.
This announcement is not really much of a surprise, coming as it does after Barack Obama’s April announcement that the US would be sending an extra 217 troops to Iraq – as well as Apache helicopters and other more serious equipment of warfare. Days later it was announced the UK would do the same. Italy, Germany and France have all sent more troops to Iraq this year.
There’s a total of over 7000 US and coalition troops, including New Zealand, on the supposed “advise and assist” role in the fight against ISIS across Iraq, Syria and Libya. And those are the ones we know about. It’s understood there are many more American troops in Iraq than publicly declared, for example, including some of the country’s air forces.
Then they take a minute to catch their breath.
And then they lie again.
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