Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Iraq snapshot

Tuesday, March 15, 2016.  Chaos and violence continue, Hillary Clinton lies again about Iraq, David Brock's Bordello tries to spin for Hillary, and much more.

Noted War Hawk and increasingly overweight politician Hillary Clinton has won at least three primaries tonight -- change that to apparently four.

But she's still the ugly War Hawk whose husband publicly cheated on her repeatedly.

And, yes, that is an issue.

Bill cheats.

It was one thing for her to stand by him as First Lady.

What would the world think of a president who allowed their spouse to cheat on them?

Again, Bill cheats.

This is not the past.

So, if Hillary gets the nomination and then the presidency, what happens when one of Bill's affairs explodes?

Does she walk away from him?

Or does she stand on the world stage humiliated -- the leader of the free world with egg on her face?

It's a question that has to be asked considering her marriage and what she would represent on the world stage.

Hillary will never be anyone's first choice.

But she will always be a War Hawk.

Last week, she was hugging fellow War Hawk George W. Bush.

Thanks Hillary for your vote on Iraq! U & 28 other Democrats. Ah, those were the days! Bi-partisanship (pic:3/11/16)

They look so happy together, her chins waving in the breeze, same breeze fluffing whatever's left of his hairline.

She showed up Monday night on MSNBC's HARDBALL to yet again lie about why she voted for the Iraq War.  Excerpt.

Chris Matthews:  Were you smart about Iraq?  Endorsing the president's position on Iraq?  Did you believe ever that Saddam Hussein -- when you had a chance to vote to authorize that war in Iraq -- did you ever believe Saddam Hussein had nuclear weapons?

Hillary Clinton:  I did.

Chris Matthews: Who told you?

Hillary Clinton: Well I know at the end of the [my husband's] Clinton administration there was a strong sense that he was reconstituting his nuclear weapons program.  And I like to remind people that at the end of the 90s there was a sense of the Congress passed that my opponent [Senator] Bernie Sanders voted for basically talking about regime change in Iraq --

Chris Matthews:  That was neocon stuff.

[Cross talk]

Hillary Clinton: Bernie Sanders voted for it!

Chris Matthews:  Why --

Hillary Clinton:  Chris, I'm just telling you.  That was the prevailing opinion.  And look, I've said it was a mistake

Chris Matthews:  I want to know about the facts.  Because if you were told by someone that he had nuclear weapons, they weren't telling the truth because Mike Morrell, who was the chief CIA briefer on the subject told me on my show that they never told anybody because they had no evidence that they had nuclear weapons.  So who, if it wasn't the CIA told you that they had nuclear weapons?

Hillary Clinton:  Well what was going on was a continuing intensive inspection program.  Remember Hans Blix?

Chris Matthews:  I remember it all.

Hillary Clinton:  And Hans Blix and his team of inspectors were trying to get to the bottom of this.  Now here's what was misleading is that Saddam Hussein could have ended it immediately.  He could have said come anywhere, look anywhere, we have nothing.  But he didn't choose to do that.  And so inspectors were racing to get to all the sites --

Chris Matthews:  Yeah.

Hillary Clinton:  -- because they were worried because remember, at the end of the first Gulf War, we did find evidence of a nuclear weapons program.  Then we had a number of years where we were flying a no-fly zone  over Iraq and where we saw him diverting a lot of money not just into building palaces but building, we thought, programs.

Chris Matthews:  In the fall of 2002, Dick Cheney said Saddam Hussein had nuclear weapons even though the CIA never told him that.

Hillary Clinton:  Well --

Chris Matthews:  No, the question is was Donald Trump right when he said they lied?

Hillary Clinton:  Well you know, I think that -- What Mike Hayden and others have said was an intelligence failure.  Now I don't know --

Chris Matthews:  Yeah but they never said they had nuclear weapons.  How could it be a 'failure'?

Hillary Clinton:  They led some people to believe that --

Chris Matthews:  Yeah, but not with evidence. You didn't have evidence did you?

Hillary Clinton:  We had -- What we had -- what I had, let me speak for myself --

Chris Matthews:  You never had evidence of nuclear weapons.

Hillary Clinton:  No.  But that was because the inspection program had not been completed and where I stood was I believed George W. Bush when he said we are going to let the inspectors finish the job.  This vote will give me the leverage, he claimed, to make sure that happens.  Read Hans Blix's book --

Chris Matthews:  Why did you trust George W.?

Hillary Clinton:  Well, you know, I-I thought that using diplomacy -- which seemed to me was what he was offering -- made a lot of sense.

She's lying yet again.

She can only lie, that's all she has to offer.

She never objected when Bully Boy Bush refused to let the inspectors finish their job.

She's a liar.

But let's let her have her lie -- Bully Boy Bush tricked her!!!!!!

How stupid do you have to be to get tricked by George W. Bush?

How stupid do you have to be?

This is Bully Boy Bush who couldn't get the quote right, "Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me . . . I won't get fooled again!"

The quote is fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me.

The fool here would be Hillary Clinton.

If that's how she wants to play -- tricked by the idiot Bush -- then she's the fool.

Michael Moore noted the Iraq section of the interview.

  • Matthews: "We have 100K people dead in iraq. Why do u keep wanting to do regime change? What's in your thinking - just knock off leaders?"

  • Tonight Chris Matthews asked Clinton 3 times who told u Iraq had WMD. She wouldn't answer. Evaded truth again by invoking 9/11. Shame again.

  • There was much more to the HARDBALL interview.  Philip Weiss (MONDO WEISS) notes:

    “Part of what certainly influenced me” to support the Iraq war was George Bush pledging billions to rebuild New York after 9/11 a year before her vote, Hillary Clinton said last night. The comment is getting a lot of attention: folks are asking whether Hillary Clinton got bribed to support the Iraq war.

    Francesca Chambers (DAILY MAIL) notes another aspect of the interview:

    Hillary Clinton claimed during a town hall that its unfair to compare her vote for the Iraq War to her support for forced regime change in Libya because 'we didn't lose a single person' in the latter country. 
    The statement ignores the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012 that killed four Americans, including American Ambassador Chris Stevens, while she was secretary of state.
    Clinton's regime change record came up during an interview with Chris Matthews yesterday evening on MSNBC in the context of the Democratic presidential race and Bernie Sanders' opposition to U.S. involvement in both conflicts.

    The four Americans known to be killed* were Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty and Chris Stevens.

    *Known to be killed?

    Hillary has offered Congressional testimony of meeting with other victims of the attack in a military hospital and some of them dying.

    It's Congressional testimony -- in an open forum -- and no one ever wants to question her on that.

    Even though she's a serial liar who repeatedly gets caught lying.

    Her latest lie ("we didn't lose a single person") has generated strong responses such as this Tweet:

    That bitch already forgot Clinton:Libya not like Iraq because 'we didn't lose a single person'

    Over at David Brock's Bordello, professional whores Tyler Cherry, Nick Fernandez and Bobby Lewis try all forms of positions to try to make believe Hillary was not forgetting Benghazi, just speaking of the conflict.

    David's service boys should close their mouths and legs and probably bathe in something stronger than soap to get rid of the crabs.

    They're lying and whoring.

    Reality, Barack didn't put US boots on the ground in the battle.

    Hillary knows that.

    So her self-praise that "we didn't lose" a person in Libya?

    Her concern should be with the people of Libya.

    She supported war on Libya and she should be concerned about what the support brought.

    As for her little whore David Brock, no one believes a word that comes out of David Brock's Bordello.

    And not everyone is as quick as Brock to strip off their ethics.

    Some reaction on Twitter includes:

  • Nothing is more weaselly than US pols who voted for the Iraq War blaming their choice on "intelligence failure," unless they mean their own.

  • Bob Graham, one of few senators who actually read CIA report on WMD in Iraq, changed his vote to NO after reading it

  • Oh my god, just home from an event, seeing Hillary openly admit she had no evidence of WMD in Iraq & that her vote was a favor trade with W.

  • Says a woman who voted in favor of the Iraq War.

  • We can ask women in Iraq and Syria if they have benefited from Hillary's interventionist policies

  • Today, the US Defense Dept announced/bragged:

    Strikes in Iraq
    Rocket artillery and attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 14 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of the Iraqi government:
    -- Near Huwayjah, a strike suppressed an ISIL mortar position.
    -- Near Hit, four strikes struck a large ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL improvised weapons factory, destroying four ISIL fighting positions and suppressing an ISIL rocket position.
    -- Near Kirkuk, two strikes destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL fighting position and suppressed an ISIL fighting position.
    -- Near Mosul, four strikes struck an ISIL training camp and two ISIL improvised explosive device factories and destroyed four ISIL assembly areas.
    -- Near Qayyarah, a strike destroyed an ISIL mortar position.
    -- Near Ramadi, two strikes struck two large ISIL tactical units.

    Task force officials define a strike as one or more kinetic events that occur in roughly the same geographic location to produce a single, sometimes cumulative, effect. Therefore, officials explained, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon against a lone ISIL vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against buildings, vehicles and weapon systems in a compound, for example, having the cumulative effect of making those targets harder or impossible for ISIL to use. Accordingly, officials said, they do not report the number or type of aircraft employed in a strike, the number of munitions dropped in each strike, or the number of individual munition impact points against a target.

    The Iraq War started under Bully Boy Bush continues under Barack Obama and would continue under Hillary Clinton.