CRANKY CLINTON IS SEEN AS IFFY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS (ALL OF WHICH ARE EVIDENT ON HER FACE).
RESPONDING TO ALLEGATIONS, CRANKY INSISTED THAT SHE DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THE BEST CANDIDATE, "I JUST HAVE TO BE THE CANDIDATE. TRUST ME, I KNOW HOW TO FIX AN ELECTION. WHEN YOUR HUSBAND CHEATS ON YOU, YOU TAKE UP HOBBIES TO FILL YOUR TIME."
Starting with THE NEWSHOUR (PBS):
JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: Islamic State fighters killed a U.S. Navy SEAL in Northern Iraq. The ISIS attack near the city of Mosul was the biggest in months by the militants. They broke through Kurdish militia forces before being driven off. U.S. officials said the SEAL was there in an advisory role.
JOSH EARNEST, White House Press Secretary: You had an individual who wasn’t in a combat mission come under withering attack from enemy forces. He was in a combat situation. He was prepared to deal with it, but, unfortunately, under a complex attack, he was killed. And it’s tragic.
JUDY WOODRUFF: In all, three Americans have been killed in combat since the anti-ISIS campaign began in 2014.
Does anyone else want to slap Josh Earnest's smug, fat face? It was combat. "He was prepared to deal with it." Can he just close his mouth in shame about right now?
The lies that this White House will tell to avoid guilt and blame is amazing.
The only thing more amazing is the cowed and cowardly US press.
You wasted a full hour on crap -- all it was was crap -- and failed to explore Iraq.
But then exploring Iraq would mean that you used some of those US tax dollars that you get to actually pay for journalism and not just present talking heads and pretending that chat & chews are journalism. PBS moves further and further from actual reporting every year. That's nothing to proud of.
9 sentences. That's all they could offer. Couldn't even quote US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter who broke the news this morning and who called it what it was: Combat.
9 sentences late this evening.
When the death was known as Americans were waking up this morning.
From this morning's entry:
REUTERS reports, "A member of the US armed services has been killed in northern Iraq, the country’s defence secretary, Ash Carter, said."
Barbara Starr (CNN) adds, "There's no word on any Americans wounded."
RUDAW reports, "Military sources in the area told Rudaw that the incident happened in the vicinity of Tel Skuf, about 28 kilometers north of Mosul. The body of the dead soldier was retrieved by a US helicopter, military sources on the scene said. "
STARS AND STRIPES adds, "It comes as the U.S. steps up its campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, where the U.S. now has several thousand troops deployed to support Iraq security forces and other partners on the ground."
PBS couldn't even identify the fallen this evening in their barely their mention -- this despite the fact that, today at noon, CNN had identified the fallen.
Barbara Starr and Jeremy Diamond (CNN) reported:
Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV, the grandson of savings-and-loan financier Charles Keating Jr.,died in combat against ISIS in northern Iraq, his family said Tuesday.
"He is our family hero in every sense of the word," cousin Elizabeth Ann Keating told CNN.
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A 2004 graduate of Arcadia High School in Phoenix, he was city and region champion in the 1,600-meter run as a sophomore, junior and senior, according to azcentral.com. At Indiana University, he was a member of the 2004-05 track team that finished as a Big Ten runner-up in both the indoor and outdoor seasons, competing in the mile run, the school said in a statement.
His high school track and cross country coach, Robert Wayne Reniewicki, said Keating made the decision to serve his country after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The office of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued this statement:
“Our state and nation are in mourning today over the loss of a U.S. serviceman – and one of America’s finest. Navy SEAL Charlie Keating IV, a graduate of Arcadia High School in Phoenix, was killed this morning in an ISIS attack in Iraq.
“Mr. Keating is the third American service member to be killed in direct combat in our nation’s fight against ISIS. His death is a tragic reminder of the daily sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform – fighting evil and extremism on the front lines to protect freedom and democracy at home and throughout the world.
“Our thoughts, prayers and eternal gratitude are with Mr. Keating, his family, his fellow SEALs, and all of the brave Americans who’ve answered the call to serve.
“In honor of Navy SEAL and Arizona hero Charlie Keating IV, I’ve directed that all state flags be lowered to half-staff tomorrow, May 4, from sunrise to sunset. Flags will again be lowered on the day of his interment, for which services are pending.”