TODAY, FADED CELEBRITY BARRY O DECLARED OF THE ISLAMIC STATE "THAT MILITARY FORCE ALONE CANNOT SOLVE THIS PROBLEM."
COULD SOMEBODY INTRODUCE BARRY O TO THE BARRY O WHO HAS BEEN BOMBING IRAQ SINCE AUGUST 8TH AND HAS FAILED TO WORK ON ANY FORM OF A DIPLOMATIC SOLUTION?
ARE THEY THE SAME BARRY O?
IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES PLAGUED WITH MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES?
IN HONOR OF THAT PROBABLE REALITY, WE OFFER MOLLY SHANNON'S MARY
Mary: Father, my sins would best be expressed in a monologue from the made-for-TV movie Sybil, starring Sally Field as a woman with multiple personality disorder.
Father: Go ahead.
Mary: Ah, look at you. My pretty little girl, sitting there with her face all painted up and a little halter top. You’re nothing but a little slut. Don’t call me that. I’m a Puerto Rican lady, senor. We all know you’re a slut, Sybil Anne Dorsett. We know you’re a little slut. No, I’m not ! I’m not a slut ! I’m not a slut! I’m not a slut! I’m not a slut! I’m not a slut! I ain ‘t no slut!
Akbar Shahid Ahmed (Huffington Post) reports, "Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is showing signs of trying to burnish his foreign policy credentials ahead of a likely run for president in 2016, establishing himself as a leader in the debate over an authorization to fight the Islamic State and backing away from previous views that critics called too isolationist."
Yes, Iraq will be an issue in the 2016 US presidential race. It should have been one in 2012 but Mitt Romney, carrying the Republican ticket, was an idiot and the press wasn't interested in truth. As September 2012 closed down, Tim Arango squeezed into an article on Syria the news that US President Barack Obama had just sent a brigade of Special-Ops into Iraq in the fall of 2012.
See 'journalist' Jill Abramson didn't think the news was important enough for the front page. She didn't think it warranted its own story. She thought the September 2012 revelation was too close to the November 2012 election.
She thought burying a scoop and betraying the paper's own interests were what a journalist did.
Cheap liar Jill is no longer part of the New York Times.
She's sewer garbage. She'll never come back out of the gutter.
Anytime the little liar tries, she'll find the same stiletto heel on top of her head that ensured her precious Will had to give up his dreams.
Here's what Tim Arango got into his New York Times report on Syria:
Iraq and the United States are negotiating an agreement that could result in the return of small units of American soldiers to Iraq on training missions. At the request of the Iraqi government, according to General Caslen, a unit of Army Special Operations soldiers was recently deployed to Iraq to advise on counterterrorism and help with intelligence.
See that was huge.
Unlike Jill Abramson, we didn't bury here. We wrote about it repeatedly because, though I have many faults and sins, being a cheap whore -- one with really bad fashion sense -- is not among my faults or sins.
See Jill wanted to run the paper but, in the end, she ruined the paper by killing one report on the White House after another because, more than truth, more than justice, she wanted Barack to have a second term. And that's what turned the family on her, All the documentation on all the stories the paper had that she either downplayed or outright killed.
In the end, her whoring killed her career. She gives speeches now where she pretends she was a brave journalist. And somehow, every time she does, whispers to the press -- magic? -- reveal she is lying yet again and that she was lying back then.
Let her downfall be a lesson to the rest of the press.
Mitt Romney's campaign thought the American people were too stupid to process on Iraq.
They wanted to claim Barack destroyed Iraq by pulling all troops out of Iraq.
They saw that as portraying him as weak.
Okay, if that's your campaign point then what would paint Barack as weaker than tying on reality to your talking point?
"He pulled all the troops out of Iraq and now things are so bad he's secretly sending Special-Ops back in. But he refuses to tell the American people that he did it because he refuses to admit just how much he screwed up."
They could have sold that.
It would have put Barack on the defensive and taken Mitt off (the press was attacking Mitt for his remarks on Benghazi).
But due to stupidity or whatever, the Mitt Romney campaign decided to fight so weakly no one would mistake it for fighting -- or even campaigning.
It's also true that the press didn't give a damn about Iraq. They were bored with the topic. Which is why Tim Arango's revelation, which preceded the presidential debates, was never raised in one of them -- not even by 'fact' obsessed Candy Crowley.
They wanted to play, the poor bored press, so overpaid and so underworked, they wanted to offer breezy, superficial coverage on superficial topics -- that's part of the reason they took sides on Benghazi (the side being 'ask no questions!').
But lazy bastards that they are, they're going to have to acknowledge Iraq in their 2016 'coverage.'
Not because of Rand Paul.
But because it looks like Hillary Clinton's going to be running for the Democratic Party's nomination and Jeb Bush is going to run for the Republican Party's nomination.
Last week, Jeb Bush held a press conference. Philip Rucker (Washington Post) reported that Jeb announced he wouldn't discuss the Iraq War.
And Jeb's supposed to be the smart Bush?
There's CIA Bush -- dogged by all sorts of sexual rumors and predator rumors over the past decades -- and there's crooked Bush who made money despite the failure of Silverado Savings and Loans. Then there's terrorist friendly Marvin Bush and there's Jeb who is considered the 'smart' Bush by default? When Bully Boy Bush George W. is your brother, maybe being the smart Bush requires only that you stand up right and wipe your own ass?
How else to explain his declaring at the press conference, when asked about Iraq and Afghanistan, "I won't talk about the past. I'll talk about the future."
You don't get that option with an ongoing war. You do have to talk about the past and how the current reality was arrived at.
That's whether or not your own brother started the Iraq War which, for the record, Jeb's brother did.
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