DAVID AXELROD HAS REVEALED HE ALWAYS KNEW CRANKY CLINTON WAS NOT USING A PROTECTED GOVERNMENT E-MAIL ACCOUNT.
REACHED FOR COMMENT, AXELROD TOLD THESE REPORTERS, "I HONESTLY DIDN'T SEE ANY PROBLEM. I MEAN, I NEVER EXPECTED ANYONE TO E-MAIL HER. COME ON, IT'S CRANKY! WHO WANTS TO E-MAIL HER?"
Were Barack Obama and the White House not being held hostage by the government of Iran, maybe they could address issues in Iraq?
Instead, the wasted time continues. We were told that all the focus would end in March when a deal was arrived at.
There was no deal.
The White House insisted that by the end of June, they'd have a deal.
June has ended.
Currently, they've tacked on another week.
As former US Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker has repeatedly noted in the last weeks, Iran is not helping Iraq, it is assisting in the hardening of divisions among Iraqis and in inciting ill will.
But that can't be addressed when Barack is held hostage by Tehran.
Some news reports today made the laughable claim that Barack knows how to walk away from the bargaining table.
No, he doesn't.
And when you demonstrate that, and he did last March, you have no power.
That's why tacking three more months to the 'talks' did not result in a deal.
Tehran knows Barack will do anything to avoid walking away.
Tehran knows they're calling the shots.
It's not a debate among equals, it's one group insisting on what they want (Tehran) and another party too scared to end the talks.
And while he continues to allow Iran to take center stage, Iraq suffers every day.
Barack Obama's 'plan' for Iraq doesn't stem the violence, it only adds to it. The US Defense Dept announced today:
Attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted nine airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:
-- Near Baghdadi, three airstrikes struck land features, denying ISIL a tactical advantage and destroying two ISIL excavators.
-- Near Fallujah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL tunnel system.
-- Near Haditha, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying two ISIL vehicles.
-- Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL mortar firing position, destroying an ISIL building.
-- Near Waleed, an airstrike destroyed three ISIL armored personnel carriers.
None of that steers Iraq towards a political solution.
None of that addresses the very real grievances of the Sunni population, a population targeted under the (mis)leadership of Nouri al-Maliki for years and still targeted by the man who replaced him as prime minister Haider al-Abadi.
In January 2014, Nouri began bombing civilians areas in Falluja (Sunni-dominate Falluja). These bombings continue under Haider al-Abadi (they are collective punishment which is legally defined as a War Crime).
RECOMMENDED: "Iraq snapshot"