CRANKY CLINTON HAS DECIDED TO GHOST WRITE ANOTHER TOME.
IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW -- MUST CREDIT BULLY BOY PRESS & CEDRIC'S BIG MIX -- CRANKY TOLD THESE REPORTERS AS SHE SAT BEHIND HER DESK AT HER COMPUTER, "IT'S A PIFFLE. A TRIFLE. SOMETHING TO KEEP MY NAME IN THE NEWS UNTIL 2020 WHEN I RUN AGAIN. OF COURSE I WON'T TELL ANYTHING, I NEVER DO. I JUST ACT LIKE I'M THE DALAI LAMA -- ONLY IN LARGER ROBES. IF YOU WANT THE JOB, BOYS, YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THAT NO ONE READING THE BOOK SHOULD COME AWAY FEELING LIKE THEY KNOW ME ANY BETTER. ALSO --"
WHEN WE CORRECTED HER THAT THIS WAS AN INTERVIEW WITH HER AND NOT A JOB INTERVIEW, CRANKY GREW PETULANT AND DEFENSIVE.
"THAT WAS OFF THE RECORD! YOU CAN'T PRINT THAT!" CRANKY HOLLERED HITTING THE "DELETE" KEY ON THE COMPUTER KEYBOARD IN FRONT OF HER REPEATEDLY.
"WHY WON'T THIS DELETE YOU! I SWEAR, COMPUTERS ARE HARDER THAN FAXES! HUMA! HUMAN! WHERE ARE YOU HUMA!"
RISING, CRANKY STORMED OFF MUTTERING, "SHE BETTER NOT BE WITH THAT PERV AGAIN! HE ALREADY COST ME THE ELECTION!"
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
In Basra today, ALSUMARIA reports, hundreds of Iraqis turned out to protest in the dispute over a waterway between Iraq and neighboring Kuwait.
Such disputes are not umcommon for neighboring countries.
And Iraq shares borders with Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Iran, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
On Iran . . .
Iran is rapidly taking over more and more of Iraq even after the U.S. has squandered three trillion dollars there. Obvious long ago!
Hayder al-Abadi has responded that Iran is not in control of Iraq.
Others would beg to differ, many would differ over what control means.
Certainly, Iran has seized land from the border it shares with Iraq. That has caused tensions in Iraq.
Patrick Cockburn of THE INDEPENDENT has long insisted that Iran chose the 2010 prime minister of Iraq (no, it was the US government and the Iranian government together).
Iranian militias run freely in Iraq.
THE NEW YORK TIMES has reported on increased control of Iraq by Iran for over ten years now in one one report after another.
For over ten years now, the US government has decried Iran's influence in Iraq.
(And we've noted that as a bordering neighbor, of course Iran will have some impact in Iraq.)
In the last year, Nouri al-Maliki has made repeated visits to Iran in what Iraqi political observers see as his attempt to be renamed prime minister.
Former Iraqi president Jalal Talabani was kept in office for a year after the stroke, despite being unable to walk or speak, due to his wife Hero's efforts with the government of Iran.
And Abdulrahman al-Rashed (AL-ARABYIA) argues in a new column:
The new US President Donald Trump criticized his predecessor Barack Obama several times. He said that Obama has left Iraq an easy target for the Iranians, squandering $3 trillion efforts deployed by the US to build an allied Iraq.
The leadership of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards brags about not costing the Iranian treasury any money on foreign military activities in Syria and Iraq, because it depends on the Iraqi treasury that has become its financial portfolio and under the control of pro-Iranian groups after marginalizing the authorities of current Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
Meanwhile, ALSUMARIA reports roads to Baghdad's Tahrir Square were cut off in an attempt to halt today's protest
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