FADED CELEBRITY IN CHIEF BARRY O IS SPEAKING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE IN THE MOST AWFUL SUIT A PRESIDENT HAS EVER WORE.
THE SHOULDERS SWALLOW HIM AND THE FACT THAT IT LOOKS LIKE AN OLD MAN'S SUIT DOESN'T HELP.
CHUCK TODD IS ATTEMPTING TO DISTRACT FROM THE SUIT THE SAME WAY HE ATTEMPTS TO DISTRACT FROM HIS OWN BALD SPOT.
BUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NOW KNOW, BARRY O DIGS THROUGH THE CLOSET OF ANY SUPPORTING MALE CHARACTER IN A TENNESSEE WILLIAMS PLAY.
BUT WOULD A SUPPORTING CHARACTER WEAR THAT MUCH MAKE UP?
THEY'VE PILED SO MUCH ON BARRY O THAT HIS BLACK MOLES LOOK PINK!
Tonight the Washington Post published a column by Anbar Province Governor Ahmed Khalaf al-Dulaimi which notes:
We are struggling in this war against the forces of darkness, but we are a people who can see the light at the end of the tunnel, even if it is thousands of miles away. No matter how dim the light, we hope that it will shine brighter every day.
Iraqis have the right to live in peace. Our young people have the right to enjoy all the wonderful things that life has to offer. And we have a responsibility to give them hope that will empower them to live life to the fullest, to reach out to their counterparts in other nations and to turn away from death and extremism.
The Iraqi people are a strong group who has overcome repeatedly the attacks and 'help' from outsiders. And, of course, they managed to survive two terms under the despot and tyrant Nouri al-Maliki.
We frequently note he's not gone here and sometimes add that Nouri will only be truly gone when he's in the ground.
Some e-mails insist that's too harsh. Nouri's shown a kinder side in recent days and weeks, one e-mailer argued.
Has he? Well that certainly erases his sending his goons into middle schools and high schools to liken gay men to vampires and to encourage the students to bully, harm and kill and Iraqi gays they might know. Right? And doesn't it wipe away all the Sunni protesters he killed?
And doesn't it just vanish all the civilians in Falluja he's killed and wounded with his bombing of residential -neighborhoods? (National Iraq News Agency notes the bombing of Falluja's residential neighborhoods today left 3 civilians dead and seven more injured.)
And we could go on and on.
Nouri's a thug.
I'm not kind to thugs, so sorry.
And my belief that Nouri's not gone yet -- even though the world press tells us he is outgoing -- gone, gone, gone?
Hamza Mustafa (Asharq Al-Awsat) reports:
Iraq’s outgoing Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki said on Wednesday he was prepared to form a new government from among Iraq’s Shi’ite parties if ongoing talks on the shape of the new government fail.
Speaking in his weekly national address, Maliki claimed that the Shi’ite-led National Alliance—which includes his State of Law coalition, parties loyal to firebrand cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr, and the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI)—had a “Plan B” in place if Prime Minister-designate Haider Al-Abadi was unable to make progress in talks on forming a government with Sunni and Kurdish factions.
Still think Nouri's packed it in? Or, and this is a better guess, are you thinking Nouri's actively working to ensure that Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi fails so that he can be named to the position and take 30 days to form a government?
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