FADED CELEBRITY IN CHIEF BARRY O ONCE INFAMOUSLY TOLD CRANKY CLINTON "YOU'RE LIKABLE ENOUGH."
APPARENTLY, HE WAS BEING OVERLY GENEROUS.
IN IOWA LAST NIGHT, CRANKY CAME FACE TO FACE WITH THE SCORN AND HATRED THAT'S ALWAYS LURKED AROUND EVERY CORNER.
REACHED FOR COMMENT, CRANKY TOLD THESE REPORTERS, "BLOW IT OUT YOUR ASSES, BOYS. I'M DONE BEING NICE. FROM THIS DAY FORWARD, CRANKY PLAYS BY HER RULES. YOU HEAR ME? MY RULES! IF MY CHARM OFFENSIVE DIDN'T WORK, I'M LETTING THE BEAST OUT!"
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
And Barack Obama's 'strategy' is not working.
Which is why he's calling for even more of the same: More US troops in Iraq.
Former US Ambassador John Bolton Tweets:
There are over 3,5000 US troops in Iraq. The 3,500 figure does not cover the US Special Forces.
And even more US troops are being considered for Iraq.
The US Defense Dept noted over the weekend:
The United States potentially will make recommendations to position U.S. troops with Iraqi security forces in northern Iraq to support the next phase of isolating the key city of Mosul, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., who met here with his French counterpart for talks focusing on the multinational effort against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, told reporters traveling with him that the U.S. troops would be placed where they can best support the Iraqi forces in the fight.
"We're about winning. ... We want to have the Iraqis win," he said.
The details are still being worked out, noted Dunford, who said he will make the recommendations to President Barack Obama based on what U.S. commanders and Iraqi security forces identify as the type of support the United States can provide in a plan to retake Mosul.
Richard Sisk (MILITARY TIMES) reports:
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has again addressed the controversial issue of U.S. "boots on the ground" in Iraq and Syria, saying that more American troops would be deployed in an "enabling" role.
"Boots on the ground? We have 3,500 boots on the ground" in Iraq and "we're looking for opportunities to do more," Carter told CNN's Fareed Zakaria in an interview last week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Carter acknowledged there are about 50 U.S. Special Forces troops serving as advisers in Syria to local forces opposed to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in addition to the 3,500-3,600 American troops serving as trainers and advisors to the Iraqi Security Forces.
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