TURNS OUT IN 2016 FRANK WUCO WENT ON THE RADIO AND MADE A NUMBER OF COMMENTS INCLUDING DUBBING THE LIVES TRANSGENDER PERSONS LEAD "A HORRIBLE EXISTENCE."
APPARENTY, GOD WAS NOT AMUSED AND DECIDED TO MAKE FRANK THE SENIOR ADVISER AT THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.
"HORRIBLE EXISTENCE?" ASKED GOD OF THESE REPORTERS. "I FIGURED I'D PUT HIM IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SO HE COULD FIGURE OUT WHAT A HORRIBLE EXISTENCE TRULY IS."
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
He also forgets the issue of the ages of the displaced.
About half the 2.6 million people displaced in Iraq after a three-year war with Islamic State militants are children and persisting violence hampers efforts to ease their suffering, the United Nations said on Friday.
While the Baghdad government last month declared victory over Islamic State after wresting back almost all the territory IS seized in 2014, persistent bombing and shooting attacks make it difficult to rebuild the lives of displaced people, according to UNICEF, the U.N. children's agency.
"We believe that as a result of the conflict, a lack of investment over the years, and the poverty ... that there are 4 million children now in need across Iraq," said Peter Hawkins, UNICEF chief representative in the country.
Not really a success for Hayder, no matter how he spins it.
B-b-b-ut at least he vanquished ISIS, right?
Uh . . . no.
From the US Defense Dept this morning:
Strikes in Iraq
There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Jan. 18, 17 and 14.
On Jan. 16 near Rutbah in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted a strike consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets, destroying three ISIS underground facilities and a generator.
On Jan. 15 near Rutbah in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted a strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets, destroying two ISIS weapons caches.
On Jan. 13 near Mosul in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted a strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets, destroying an ISIS tunnel.
On Jan. 12 near Tuz in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted a strike consisting of three engagements against an ISIS tactical unit.
Yes, the US continues to bomb Iraq.
It says it's targeting ISIS.
That sort of contradicts Hayder's boasts of triumph.
As does the continued violence. WORLD BULLETIN reports, "At least three civilians were killed Friday in two separate bombings in Iraq’s Baghdad and Diyala provinces, according to local security sources." And the death toll has now climbed to four with at least two people left injured.
'Success'? Does that also include the continued targeting of civilians by Hayder's militias?
The more time passes, the less impressive he comes off.
Which is why he wants the elections to be held in May and not postponed.
On the elections, MIDDLE EAST MONITOR reports:
The Iraqi parliament has failed to set a new date for the upcoming legislative elections, Iraqi media sources reported yesterday.
Media sources quoted Members of the Parliament (MPs) as saying that yesterday’s session was devoted to a secret ballot on holding the elections on either 12 May, the date that was announced by the Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi, or in early December 2018.
During the session, Kurds and Shiites MPs both stressed the importance of holding elections on time, while Sunnis argued that it should be delayed.
Of the 260 MPs in attendance, 149 suggested a secret vote on the matter, but Shiite MPs objected, arguing it was illegal.
Parliament speaker Salim Al-Jabouri, a Sunni, decided at the end of yesterday’s session to postpone the voting session to next Saturday, after the “secret voting to delay the elections failed.”
If elections are going to take place in May, this vote needs to happen soon. In the past, three months has been used as the minimum required to prepare for elections. Electronic voting -- if paper ballots are indeed out the window in Iraq as some insist -- will not mean less time required since there will need to be training and planning to utilize those.
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