MAJOR BIDEN HAS BEEN IN DELAWARE AFTER AN INCIDENT WHERE HE BIT A SECRET SERVICE AGENT. ASKED ABOUT THE DOG, U.S. PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN STATED, "MAJOR WAS A RESCUE PUP. THE DOG'S BEING TRAINED NOW WITH OUR TRAINER AT HOME IN DELAWARE."
ASKED WHEN JOE HIMSELF WOULD BE TAKEN TO A TRAINER TO ADDRESS HIS OWN UNWANTED TOUCHING AND SNIFFING, JOE ATTEMPTED TO WALK OUT ON THE INTERVIEW BUT FELL UP ONCE, TWICE AND A THIRD TIME.
In other news, ASHAR AL-AWSAT reports:
Iraqi President Barham Salih revealed on Wednesday new legal measures to recover the looted funds from Iraq.
Since 2003, a year after the ouster of Saddam Hussein, almost $250 billion of Iraqi public funds has vanished.
In a televised interview on Wednesday, Salih said that the presidency intends to introduce a code of conduct to put in place mechanisms to recover the stolen money, which may have gone abroad.
"Corruption is dangerous and needs serious mechanisms to tackle it," he added, noting that despite major challenges, a number of rulings took place regarding corruption cases before.
Salih stressed that striking financial corruption was essential to establishing security.
Will the punished include Nouri al-Maliki? The former prime minister and forever thug lives a luxury as does his son Ahmed. This despite Nouri fleeing Iraq in 1979.
That is the common trait of the prime ministers that the US and Iran have imposed upon Iraq -- they are not Iraqis who were living in Iraq their whole lives. They all spent many years in exile and only returned after the 2003 US-led invasion.
Here is a list of all the prime ministers since the start of the US-led war in 2003:
2004 prime minister Ayad Allawi fled in 1971.
2005 prime minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari fled to Iran in 1980/
2006-2014 prime minister Nouri al-Maliki fled in 1979.
2015-2018 prime minister Hayder al-Abadi fled in 1983.
2018 prime minister Adil Abdul al-Mahdi fled in 1969.
2020 prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi fled in 1985.
Six prime ministers from 2004 to the present and every single one had fled Iraq.
Would you want to be ruled by a coward? Someone who fled your country and only came back after US troops had landed in your country?
Forget that the prime minister never serve the people, they're also not of the people. Makes it very difficult to establish a legitimate government. And Iraq doesn't have a legitimate government.
That's one of the reasons Iraqis have been protesting since fall 2019. And the response of the Iraqi government? To attack the protesters.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi renewed Wednesday the government’s stance on steering clear from the use of live ammunition against demonstrators.
During a meeting for the Iraqi National Security Council (INSC), the PM rejected attempted attacks on private and public properties and the use of live ammunition to disperse protesters. But he called for providing security forces with the proper equipment to fulfill their duties.
Maybe they keep shooting live ammo because all Mustafa every does is jaw bone about not doing it. No one gets punished for doing it. No one will be punished for doing it earlier this week. It's become obvious that Mustafa is all talk.
Protesters in Iraq shut down four government buildings in Dhi Qar Governorate on Thursday to highlight rising unemployment in the region.
The buildings were connected to the directorates of education, electricity, the municipality and the Nassiriya Oil Refinery. Angry protesters also closed the governorate administration and the refinery buildings earlier in the week.
If the Iraq War were a person, it would have to register for the draft by now but still wouldn’t be old enough to buy beer or marijuana. This week marks 18 years since the United States started dropping bombs near Baghdad.
On this date in 2003, George W. Bush went on television and promised to “disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger.” It turns out our government was the grave danger.
It would become a historic foreign policy failure, claiming the lives of well over 100,000 Iraqis in addition to some 4,400 U.S. service personnel, including dozens of Iowans. Nearly two decades in, the war is officially over but America still can’t seem to leave.
In Iowa, with our first-in-the-nation presidential nominating contests and our previous status as a swing state, we’ve had outsized influence on presidential politics over the past couple decades. Twice in my voting life, Iowans have helped nominate and elect presidents who promised but ultimately failed to end the Iraq War. I was in junior high when the war started, but I was old enough to vote in those elections.
Barack Obama used his opposition to military interventionism, flimsy in hindsight, as a key point of difference in his 2008 primary against Hillary Clinton, who supported the 2003 invasion as a senator. Iowans rewarded him with an upset caucus victory that helped propel him to the nomination.
“I’ll be a president who ends this war in Iraq and finally brings our troops home,” Obama told a Des Moines crowd in his victory speech on caucus.
After winning the general election with Iowa’s support, Obama failed to deliver on his 18-month promise for withdrawal. His administration eventually did draw down troop presence by the end of 2011, only to re-engage in 2014 against the Islamic State.
We have spent trillions in the last 18 years on our war in Iraq. Over 4,000 U.S. military members have died, and hundreds of thousands more suffer from PTSD and TBI. We have killed several hundred thousand Iraqis and decimated Iraqi infrastructure. It is time to end our military presence in Iraq. It seems our only purpose there is to have U.S. personnel there as sitting ducks, so when they get attacked, we can escalate our pressure on Iran.
Our invasion of Iraq in 2003 was based on lies. Our continued military presence there serves no useful purpose for Iraq or the United States. This is not a partisan issue, just an issue of common sense and humanity. Support the troops, bring them home.
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