Sunday, May 10, 2015
THIS JUST IN! HOW MANY ROUNDS CAN CRANKY WIN?
SOCIALIST BERNIE SANDERS WENT ON FACE THE NATION TODAY TO INSIST "I CAN BEAT HILLARY."
WELL CRANKY IS FIVE FEET AND SEVEN INCHES TALL AND 67 YEARS OLD -- SO SHE'S PROBABLY ON BONIVA.
AND SHE HAD A CONCUSSION AND BLOOD CLOT FROM A 2012 FALL.
BUT DOES BERNIE MEAN JUST A BARE KNUCKLES FIGHT?
COZ CRANKY CAN MAKE A SHANK OUT OF JUST ABOUT ANYTHING AND SHE'S KNOWN TO CARRY A STILETTO AND A SMALL DERINGER IN HER UGGS BOOTS AS WELL AS BRASS KNUCKLES IN HER PURSE.
SO IF YOU CONSIDER ALL OF THAT, IT'S ACTUALLY NOT CLEAR AT ALL THAT BERNIE CAN BEAT CRANKY.
IN FACT, EVEN IN A BARE KNUCKLE FIGHT, SMART MONEY WOULD BE ON CRANKY.
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
And if we want to tell the ugly truth -- let's tell the ugly truth.
The insipid and whorish US press couldn't have sold the myth of St. Barack as successfully as they did if a large number of the US public wasn't so desperate to believe in it.
How'd that work out for you anyway?
You've got a secret trade pack that sees Barack threatening members of Congress over.
You've got the continued illegal spying which has only increased under St. Barack.
You've got more wars than you did under Bully Boy Bush which includes the never-ending military (and, yes, combat) presence in Iraq.
You've got the war on whistle blowers.
And you didn't even get Medicare for all. You didn't even get what FDR wanted to give the American people back in the 1940s. Instead, you're shackled to corporations and if you're working poor you're screwed because you make too much for real assistance and you've have to purchase a policy with some ridiculous deductible like $6,000 before you see any benefits at all. That's not universal health care and only a lying whore would pretend that it was.
But the US press pretended.
The left didn't get anything out of Barack's presidency. There are 19 more months left -- maybe that's when St. Barack begins delivering miracles.
But thus far, he's failed to live up to all the promises The Cult of St. Barack swore were coming.
What he did with Iraq?
He destroyed it.
In 2011, he could have stood with the Iraqi people as they hit the streets protesting.
He did not.
When Nouri began sending his goons into schools to tell Iraqi teenagers that gay men should be killed that they were vampires who would suck blood from the innocents, Barack could have stood up to the thug but he did not.
When Iraqi women and girls were being wrongly imprisoned by Nouri, Barack didn't stand up.
When Iraqi women and girls were being tortured and raped in Iraqi prisons and jails, Barack didn't stand up.
When Nouri's secret torture chambers were revealed by the press, Barack stayed silent.
When Nouri called peaceful protesters "terrorists," Barack said nothing.
When Nouri began targeting protesters, Barack said nothing.
Then came the major attack, the April 23, 2013 massacre of a sit-in in Hawija resulted from Nouri's federal forces storming in. Alsumaria noted Kirkuk's Department of Health (Hawija is in Kirkuk) announced 50 activists have died and 110 were injured in the assault. AFP reported the toll increased to 53 dead. UNICEF noted that the dead included 8 children (twelve more were injured).
And Barack said . . .
Now the useless trash on Twitter obsessed with Dick Cheney or Bully Boy Bush can pretend they're focused on Iraq but they're not.
And the reality is that these types of people weren't misled by the press, they willingly followed the liars because they just didn't give a damn about Iraq.
They prove it by having a meaningless conversation about events ten years ago while refusing to focus on the factors the led Iraq to the current state today.
And this matters now more than ever.
Last month, I was at a hearing where various 'officials' think tankers explained to Congress that pressure couldn't be put on Haider al-Abadi to live up the human rights or even to distribute weapons fairly.
Tamara Cofman Wittes of Brookings, the RAND Corporation's Dr. Seth Jones and the Institute for the Study of War's Jack Keane (who is a retired US General) are the ones I'm referring to and you can find coverage of that April 30th Congressional hearing in the May 2nd snapshot.
Instead of demanding accountability, these RAND, Brookings types insisted that Haider had to be indulged and challenged because, apparently, Iraq needs a thug and can only respect a thug.
Putting pressure on Haider to follow the law would risk weakening him.
If there's a bigger load of s**t delivered to Congress, I've failed to see it.
But, pay attention, this is what they said about Nouri.
This is why Nouri indulged throughout his second term as things in Iraq only worsened.
The same pack of lies that were used to justify looking the other way on Nouri's human rights abuses and War Crimes are now being used to cover for Haider al-Abadi.
If you care about Iraq and the Iraq people, you need to pay attention.
To right now, you need to pay attention.
You need to reject the notion that the US government can arm and financially aid a government led by a thug who attacks whole sections of the Iraqi population.
Long after Barack's out of office, future generations in the United States will talk about, for example, the Hawija massacre and denounce those Americans who stayed silent in real time, who refused to call it out.
Those on the left will, anyway.
That's what we do.
How could we have gotten in bed with _____? How could we have looked the other way on ____?
What Nouri al-Maliki did, he did openly.
And The World Can't Wait was too busy attacking this film or that film to call out the slaughter of peaceful protesters.
What Haider's doing, he's doing openly.
There are no more excuses.
At this late date, if you're going to lie about Iraq for Barack at least admit it.
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