ANOTHER WAR HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED. APPARENTLY IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, YEMEN, SYRIA AND ALL THE REST (THE PROFESSOR AND MARY ANNY INCLUDED) WEREN’T ENOUGH.
THE WEAPON OF CHOICE? DIET COKE. AND THE SUPER SECRET WEAPON? JOAN CRAWFORD!
THE JIMMY FALLON PEPSI COMMERCIALS NOTE RAY CHARLES, MICHAEL JACKSON, CINDY CRAWFORD AND ASSORTED OTHERS BUT NOT THE MOMMY DEAREST OF THEM ALL, THE ORIGINAL QUEEN OF PEPSI, JOAN CRAWFORD.
THOUGH SHE HAS PASSED AWAY SHE WAS THE FACE OF PEPSI WHILE MARRIED TO THE CHAIR OF PEPSI ALFRED STEELE AND, AFTER HIS DEATH, SHE SAT ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UNTIL 1973.
FORMER ACTRESS ALYSSA MILANO IS DESPERATE TO COME OUT OF RETIREMENT AND SEES PORTRAYING JOAN CRAWFORD IN A SERIES OF PEPSI COMMERCIALS AS JUST THE TICKET “TO LET PRODUCERS KNOW I’M READY TO WORK AGAIN. I’M EXCITED TO BE PLAYING JOAN BECAUSE SHE WON AN OSCAR AND THIS IS THE CLOSEST I WILL EVER COME TO AN OSCAR. MY PROBLEMS WITH WEIGHT AND AGING HAVE GIVEN ME A BITTERNESS THAT I FEEL WILL BE ESSENTIAL TO ANY PORTRAYL OF JOAN CRAWFORD.”
The people attacking Kanye West aren't very smart.
Obama was in office for eight years and nothing in Chicago changed.
Obama Ended the War in Iraq: Ordered all U.S. military forces out of the country. Last troops left on December 18, 2011.
No, they didn't.
Vivek, I'm sorry that you're such a dumb piece of s**t who, all these years later, still can't learn a thing. Clearly, you have some desire to be deceived if, at this late date, you're still repeating these falsehoods.
You like roses and kisses and pretty men to tell you
All those pretty lies pretty lies
When you gonna realize they're only pretty lies
Only pretty lies just pretty lies
-- "The Last Time I Saw Richard," written by Joni Mitchell, first appears on BLUE
All those pretty lies, Vivek needs to hear all those pretty lies.
There was no withdrawal, Vivek. It was a "drawdown." Even the US Defense Dept called it that. A drawdown is not a withdrawal and DoD does understand the difference.
Had you paid attention in real time, you might have caught what was actually taking place. In the December 12, 2011 snapshot we noted this:
MR. KOPPEL: I realize you can't go into it in any detail, but I would assume that there is a healthy CIA mission here. I would assume that JSOC may still be active in this country, the joint special operations. You've got FBI here. You've got DEA here. Can, can you give me sort of a, a menu of, of who all falls under your control?
AMB. JAMES JEFFREY: You're actually doing pretty well, were I authorized to talk about half of this stuff.
JSOC -- Joint Special Operations Command. That's US military, Vivek.
Or from the December 13, 2011 snapshot:
Today on Talk of the Nation (NPR -- link has audio and text), Ted Koppel and host Neal Conan discussed the Iraq War and what's being billed as a US withdrawal. Excerpt.
CONAN: Though the president cheers his accomplishment, you say not so fast.
KOPPEL: I do say not so fast, and I think he knows better. But he's right, he did make the campaign promise to get all the troops out, and all the troops will be out, save 157 who will be guarding the embassy, and a few hundred U.S. military trainers. But as you pointed out, 16 to 17 thousand others will be remaining behind, and the extraordinary thing, Neal, is we're hearing echoes now of what we heard nine years ago. You know, we can't have that smoking gun be a mushroom cloud. No one is actually using that particular formulation anymore, but the fear of nuclear weapons. The danger of a nation that is supporting terrorism. Oil, which was the great unspoken issue in 2002 and 2003, very much a part of this. The difference, of course, now is that the target is Iran, not Iraq. But the two are very close to one another, and the fact of the matter is that Iran is exercising an enormous influence throughout Iraq. And the oil fields, which have under the surface, they have something - I believe it's the second-largest reserves of any country in the world. That's all very close to Iran, and if Iran were to exercise significant political, let alone military, control in that region, together with their own oil and gas, they would have the capacity to wreak havoc on Western economies.
You missed that, Vivek? What a great brag for you. No, US forces did not all leave Iraq. And the fact that the CIA remained in Iraq tells you even more. Private contractors remained as well. The way the US occupies a country was changing before your eyes but you chose not to see. And now you show up to attack Kanye who, please note, didn't even mention Iraq in the Tweet you 'responded' to. Vivek is both uninformed and unable to debate.
Vivek just likes pretty men who tell him pretty lies.
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