FADED CELEBRITY IN CHIEF BARRY O THOUGHT HE HAD IT TOUGH WHEN HE HAD TO EXPOSE HIMSELF TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AS A WAR HAWK.
TURNS OUT THAT WAS JUST A MINOR ISSUE.
TURF PROTECTING STEPS WILL NEED TO BE TAKEN IF KANYE WEST CONTINUES THROWING DOWN.
HE JUST PUT IT OUT THERE ABOUT THE USELESS NATURE OF BARRY O AND, REPORTEDLY, HE'S CONSIDERING RAPPING ABOUT IT ON A NEW TRACK "BITCH GOES DOWN LIKE THE ECONOMY."
WHEN INFORMED OF THE POTENTIAL TRACK BY THESE REPORTERS, BARRY O HUFFED, "'BITCH GOES DOWN LIKE THE ECONOMY' DOESN'T HAVE TO BE ABOUT ME! MAYBE KANYE'S WRITING ABOUT TAYLOR SWFIT!"
Lindsay Wise (McClatchy Newspapers) reports, "President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that the U.S. would send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to assess how best to advise and train Iraqi forces. But the president stressed that American combat troops would not deploy to the country again." We're back to that nonsense again? Troops on the ground aren't 'combat troops'?
We're back to pretending and hair splitting, aren't we?
The point is as long as we have American troops in Iraq -- no matter what you call them -- you can call them 'noncombat' troops, you can call them Mousekateers -- they're going to be fighting and dying -- some of them.
That's what Thomas E. Ricks told Steve Inskeep on NPR's Morning Edition March 4, 2009.
Let's flip through the scrapbook some more. August 31, 2010, Barack gave a speech from the Oval Office. Anyone remember it? Here's the opening:
Good evening. Tonight, I’d like to talk to you about the end of our combat mission in Iraq, the ongoing security challenges we face, and the need to rebuild our nation here at home.
I know this historic moment comes at a time of great uncertainty for many Americans. We’ve now been through nearly a decade of war. We’ve endured a long and painful recession. And sometimes in the midst of these storms, the future that we’re trying to build for our nation -- a future of lasting peace and long-term prosperity -- may seem beyond our reach.
But this milestone should serve as a reminder to all Americans that the future is ours to shape if we move forward with confidence and commitment. It should also serve as a message to the world that the United States of America intends to sustain and strengthen our leadership in this young century.
Yea! War was over! Combat troops were out of the country! What was left was 'advisers,' right?
So he gave that speech August 31, 2010.
What happened the next month? Anyone, remember?
Here's a hint: Seven. And, no, we're not talking Jeri Ryan's character on Star Trek: Voyager.
7 was the number of US troops who died in Iraq in September 2010, when 'combat' operations were over an all 'combat' troops had left the country.
October 2010: 2 US troops were killed.
November 2010: 2 US troops were killed.
December 2010: 1
January 2011: 6
February 2011: 3
March 2011: 2
April 2011: 11
May 2011: 2
June 2011: 15
July 2011: 5
Zero for August 2011
September 2011: 4
October 2011: 4
November 2011: 2
Zero for December 2011.
Zero for January 2012.
August 31, 2010, Barack gave a speech about 'combat' soldiers leaving Iraq and 'combat' operations having ended but 66 troops would die after 'combat' ended.
Today, Barack made a declaration that the White House media team Tweeted:
"American combat troops are not going to be fighting in Iraq again." —President Obama
They're not? You said August 31, 2010 that they were out of combat and combat operations were over. 66 troops died after you made that claim in a speech.
So why should anyone believe you? Do you have a crystal ball? Runes? Tarot cards? Maybe you use a pendulum? Or spell craft?
Please do explain to the American people how sending troops into Iraq comes with guarantees when your pretty words of August 31, 2010 did not protect 66 service members, did not prevent their deaths.
There are no guarantees and Barack lies when he tries to sweet talk the American people.
RECOMMENDED: "Iraq snapshot"