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No fool like an old fool, the old saying goes and it will be inscribed on John Kerry's tombstone one day. Yesterday, the Secretary of State was boasting of depriving the Islamic State "of more than 40 percent of the territory that it once occupied in Iraq."
The percentage was always fuzzy math but the boast itself?
You better be able to back it up.
Creeky Kerry can't today.
Not when SPUTNIK reports that "militants have taken control over some areas east of the Iraqi city of Tikrit, the capital of the central-northern Saladin province, controlled by the country's security forces, local media reported Thursday."
Reuters adds, "The dawn attacks on Tal Kusaiba, around 35 km (20 miles) east of Tikrit, killed the police station chief and five Shi'ite militia fighters, police and tribal sources in nearby Alam said."
Poor John Kerry, such a sad disgrace.
It was his last State of the Union Address, the last one he'd be attending, he said in his speech.
What is there left for him to do?
Barring Fox doing a reboot of THE ADAMS FAMILY and casting him as Lurch, nothing.
It's a sad ending to what should have been a distinguished career.
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