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seven months of imminence

We now know the time range possible for imminent threats in Iran. Dog wagged, as the four US embassies claimed by Trump that were targeted have yet to be identified. In yet another qualification, IMPOTUS now claims “it doesn’t really matter” because Soleimani’s “horrible past” merited

The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 155)

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. Dramatically escalated the threat

Pompeo: Iraqi People Want Us to Stay. Iraqi People: Get Out!

SoS Pompeo claimed on the Sunday shows this morning that the Iraqi people want our troops to stay and help them fight terrorism: Pompeo dismisses Iraqi leader’s call for all foreign troops to leave Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday dismissed calls by Iraq’s

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Third Strike in the Middle East?

The Washington Post had an op-ed this morning — Our new Saddam Hussein — that got me to thinking about our insistence on repeating the same mistake in the Middle East, a region notoriously unforgiving of mistakes. In brief: We backed Shah Reza Pahlevi in

Trump lies to the troops about their own salaries

After forcing hundreds of thousands of federal employees to go without pay for the holidays so he can make the vertiginous syphilis fever dream he once had about a giant wall worth it somehow, Donald Trump told another whopper while visiting the troops in Iraq today. From