IN THE END, HER INABILITY TO TAKE SOME GOOD ADVICE COST HER THE ELECTION.
REACHED FOR COMMENT AT HER SEMI-PRIVATE ROOM AT NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS - BELLEVUE, FAILED HACKTRESS DEBRA MESSING SCREAMED, "NOOOOOOOOOOOO! MY WHOLE WORLD IS ENDING! NOT JUST MY CAREER THIS TIME, MY WHOLE WORLD!!!!"
And the Iraq War continues and, with it, all the abuses.
The operation to liberate or 'liberate' Mosul continues.
It's day 53.
Despite Barack calling, June 19, 2014, for a political solution, none has been reached -- or for that matter attempted.
From yesterday's State Dept press briefing moderated by spokesperson Elizabeth Trudeau:
QUESTION: The – Masrour Barzani, the chancellor, of the Kurdistan Region Security Council, just gave a talk at the Wilson Center, and he said – he remarked that before there was ISIS there was al-Qaida in Iraq, and after ISIS there’s likely to be something else unless we get this right. What he said was that the root cause of this radicalism was a political failure in Iraq. What would be your comment on that observation? Would you tend to agree or you think it’s not --
MS TRUDEAU: I wouldn’t speak to the chancellor’s remarks. That would be for him to explain that. I would say that we continue to stand with the people of Iraq. We have been very supportive of the reforms that this government has continued to advance through their legislative process. We believe in a democratic, unified Iraq. We think that’s the future of the country.
I’d also note, though, too, that they have made enormous gains fighting [the Islamic State]. We never said that this would be an easy fight, but we are really seeing progress on the ground.
QUESTION: Because something else not only he, but others – many others have said is there’s been so much bloodshed and it’s still very immediate in people’s minds, in their hearts, that it’s impossible for people to go back to what existed before because they don’t trust – one element doesn’t trust another. Is that something you – you’re – a perspective you’re sympathetic to?
MS TRUDEAU: I think we’re sympathetic to the idea that the people of Iraq have certainly suffered. They’ve suffered under [the Islamic State]. They suffered under the range of violent extremism within their own country. However, we have faith in the people of Iraq. We continue to believe that they’re making significant progress.
[. . .]
QUESTION: Just a follow-up on that issue.
MS TRUDEAU: Sure.
QUESTION: I mean, you talked about the Iraqi people suffering from al-Qaida and ISIS and they – but they also suffered in the war and occupation and so on, and what was missing – I mean, I remember being there for so long – what was missing is national reconciliation. What is missing today in this dialogue is national reconciliation. After all, the current prime minister is of the same party as the former prime minister. What is being done? What is the United States and – or your Administration in its final weeks doing to sort of reignite a path for national reconciliation?
MS TRUDEAU: Well, I think we have seen progress. We have seen important steps taken on reform. We have seen efforts made across sectarian lines. We’re not saying the work is done. I don’t think for any of us in any of the countries, including my own, work is ever done on this. But we do recognize when progress has been made, Said.
All the money spent continuing the Iraq War and there's no progress at all.
The Islamic State came to power because of conditions in Iraq -- such as the persecution of the Sunnis. Having failed to address that issue, something else will surely follow the Islamic State -- if or when it's ever defeated.
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