Loose Lips Wednesday

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New pals; Iraqi President Barham Saleh (L) meeting with Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani (R) at the Saadabad Complex

Trump’s assertion that he intends to keep US troops in Iraq to spy on Iran has produced a firestorm of protest and controversy in Baghdad. Trump also committed the faux pas of saying the US had constructed an enormous military base in Iraq, which contradicts the Iraqi government’s line that the US merely uses *Iraqi* bases. Leaders of powerful Shiite militias that have become political parties with substantial representation in parliament demanded that US troops immediately withdraw.

There were also Shiite militia threats against US military personnel. That is, Trump’s bumbling ineptitude has painted a big red X on the backs of American troops in Iraq. If US forces aren’t gathering intelligence on Iran, then Trump has smeared them and deeply endangered them with a falsehood. If they are, it was a covert operation and Trump has revealed classified information to the enemy and should be charged with treason.

@ JUAN COLE

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11 Responses to Loose Lips Wednesday

  1. Den says:

    No mention of this on the MSM of course, should be the top story.

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  2. Den says:

    (I bet if I threaten to lock the kegerator someone will show up)

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  3. °¿º Carol says:

    Whoa, it IS rather quiet over here. No Doc?

    Temp stood around 23° today. One big thunder last night around 1:30 a.m. then the ice storm started. Could hear it tapping on the front of the house, the windows. This morning the decks and walkway a sheet of thick ice covered in bumpy white. I stepped outside in my shirt sleeves in the afternoon and grabbed the shovel. I scraped it off the deck, the steps and gave up on the walkway and put some salt on it. I’ll take care of it tomorrow, hopefully in the morning since Jill and my granddogs are coming over.

    Another storm coming Friday, I hope it isn’t ice again.

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  4. David B. Benson says:

    Noticeable -10 °C during the speedy 15 minutes to the Hillside Cafe.

    In statewide news a student at UW slipped, hit her head and died. Meanwhile Central Washington University reports an active shooter while the understaffed WSU police department spokesman, trying to fill vacancies, mentioned that most have been with the force for at most a year.

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  5. Den says:

    Continuous crummy cold weather with rain and snow here now and for the foreseeable future.

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  6. Micki says:

    Sir Thomas More (1477 – 1535) was the first person to write of a ‘utopia’, a word used to describe a perfect imaginary world. … He coined the word ‘utopia’ from the Greek ou-topos meaning ‘no place’ or ‘nowhere’. It was a pun – the almost identical Greek word eu-topos means ‘a good place’.

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