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Obama CIA Deputy Director: Trump Shouldn’t Have Been Disrespectful About Killing of Baghdadi

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President Donald Trump was triumphant in announcing the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Among other remarks, Trump described the event, “He died after running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming all the way.”

Apparently descriptions like that were too much for former Obama CIA deputy director Mike Morell.

While he praised the action on “Face the Nation,” he and criticized Trump’s response, according to the Washington Examiner.

“You don’t want a locker room kind of feel to this,” said Morell. “That was the one thing we worked really hard on after the bin Laden raid, is don’t make those kinds of statements, because it does inspire other people.”

Morell, who was widely expected to become Hillary Clinton’s CIA director if she had won the 2016 election, said it was troubling that Trump said he wanted to show footage of Baghdadi’s death to deter his followers.

“I think it’s all right to say we used DNA matching to figure out that it was him,” said Morell. “But to actually talk about body parts and actually bringing them back with us, right, so that we have them here with us I think is going too far.”

Retired Adm. James Winnefeld then said the Obama administration was respectful of the body of Osama Bin Laden by burying him at sea. He also said you didn’t want to do things to further incite ISIS.

First of all you want to have the body to confirm the fact.

But second, isn’t this the administration that was so overly concerned about offending people they couldn’t bring themselves to say “radical Islamic terrorism?” The administration that ignored the rise of ISIS even as people were warning them in 2014 that the hole they left by the pullout was encouraging the rise. Thousands of people died because of their failure to properly address the danger. And then, once the danger was known, they were ineffective in large measure in response. They were always afraid of who they might offend. It took Trump to come in to defeat the physical caliphate.

They’re concerned about how Trump is phrasing killing Baghdadi? Can ISIS hate us more than they already do? Are they joking?

This was the world’s number one terrorist, responsible for the oppression, murder, beheading and rape of thousands, responsible for terrorism all around the world. Sorry if celebrating that offends you, liberals.

Speaking of respect, what did Morell think when his Secretary of State at the time made these very respectful remarks in 2011 about the killing of Muammar al-Gaddafi, when he was deputy director?

https://youtu.be/mlz3-OzcExI

Somehow, his criticism of that response has gone missing…

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The New Bond Villain is Gonna Do Some Damage, but Great News: He’s Eco-Friendly

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Are you ready for the next James Bond movie? I am.

And the new villain is gonna be, reportedly, that most dastardly thing of all: eco-friendly.

The Sun reports:

As the plot is shrouded in secrecy, it is not clear what the villain is plotting to do or how 007 confronts him.

But:

[Bond’s] unnamed nemesis – nicknamed Greenfinger by insiders – has a lair powered by an algae farm and with a Zen garden.

Perhaps he’ll do eco things like suspend himself from a bridge just before a national debate, and cost the city millions of dollars.

Aw, dang it:

For now, mum’s the word. Except the eco thing:

Director Cary Joji Fukunaga is so keen to keep the plot under wraps he has reportedly filmed three endings. But an eco-friendly villain would be a Bond first. One theory is that algae blooms can produce deadly toxins.

One source told The Sun Bond’s Enemy #1 will be played by Rami Malek, who won an Oscar for Bohemian Rhapsody. And he’s into slime:

[A] source said: “The baddie’s lair apparently has a giant algae farm.

“Something like that would look very sinister and green so will look great on the screen.”

“Quite how it will impact Bond only the scriptwriters can know but fans will be keen to find out.”

As reported by The Daily Wire, Rami explained to The Mirror he was excited to be in the film, but he demanded his Middle Eastern character not be an Islamic terrorist:

“It’s a great character and I’m very excited,” Malek told The Mirror earlier this year. “But that was one thing that I discussed with [director] Cary Fukunaga. I said, ‘We cannot identify him with any act of terrorism reflecting an ideology or a religion. That’s not ­something I would entertain, so if that is why I am your choice then you can count me out’. But that was clearly not his vision. So he’s a very different kind of terrorist.”

Maybe he can be the kind of environmental terrorist who shuts down 20+ intersections or petrifies children to the point of them pledging not to reproduce.

Rami said he’s Egyptian, and he wants only positive representations of his people:

“I am Egyptian. I grew up listening to Egyptian music. I loved Omar Sharif,” Malek said. “These are my people. I feel so gorgeously tied to the culture and the human beings that exist there.”

Unfortunately — and, perhaps, yet unbeknownst to the actor — the fact that he’s the villain will mean he’s a mass murderer.

And murdering people for reasons other than religion doesn’t make it any better.

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Still, I’m really looking forward to Casino RoyAl Gore.

-ALEX

 

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WaPo Mourns the ‘Austere, Religious Scholar Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’

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Rather than reporting the death of Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as a news item, the editors at The Washington Post chose to write an “obituary” for him. (See below.) As if that’s not bad enough, they were not quite satisfied with the description of al-Baghdadi as “Islamic State’s Terrorist-in-Chief” in their first headline. So they “improved” it.

Kristine Coratti Kelly, the communications manager at the newspaper, sent out a tweet to announce the change. She wrote, “Regarding our al-Baghdadi obituary, the headline should never have read that way and we changed it quickly.”

The description in the new headline reads  “Austere Religious Scholar at Helm of Islamic State.”

This man is a brutal murderer and rapist. He is responsible for countless deaths, many of them by torture.

Not even many liberals think this is a good idea.

Yashar Ali, a contributor to The Huff Post and The New Yorker, was stunned by the Post’s treatment of al-Baghdadi’s death. Ali tweeted, “They had it right the first time.”

Twitter created a hashtag #wapodeathnotices where users can create their own headlines for other historical figures. Some of them are quite amusing. (Here are a few of the better ones. Via Twitchy.)

Mohamed Atta, skilled aviator and leader of men, dies at 33.

Nero, emperor who helped Christians bring light to Rome, dies at 30.

Adolf Hitler, passionate community planner and dynamic public speaker, dies at 56.

Genghis Khan, accomplished horseman and indefatigable traveler, breathes his last.

John Wilkes Booth, noted thespian, dies at age 24.

Charles Manson, club leader and motivational speaker, dies at 83.

Mussolini, community service volunteer renown for getting the trains to run on time, dies at 61.

Mao Zedong, who saved 20-45 million of his own people from having to suffer through the struggle of existence, dies at 82.

Pol Pot, gentle field tender, farming enthusiast dies at 72 of a heart attack.

Renowned Cuban baseball great, philanthropist, humanitarian Fidel Castro dead at 90.

Jim Jones, passionate community organizer and religious leader, dead at 47.

Alphonse Capone, prominent liquor distributor, boxing promoter and supporter of St. Valentines Day activities, dies prematurely at 48.

Osama bin Laden, some guy who did something, dead at 54.

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CNBC Hack John Harwood Is Really, Really Upset That Al-Baghdadi Was Killed

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The tweets you are about to see are an absolute clown show. You’d think a guy who styles himself as an unbiased journalist would try to avoid being so obvious about it, but nah, it’s John Harwood.

You may remember him from the 2016 primaries, where the RNC thought it’d be a great idea to give Harwood a moderator spot in a debate. He made an absolute fool of himself with his bias. That decision by the establishment of the party pretty much encapsulated Trump’s eventual win.

After ISIS terrorist leader Al-Baghdadi was killed last night and the official word was given this morning, Harwood decided it’d be a great idea to get on Twitter and make a fool of himself.

Of course he didn’t give Pelosi advance warning. House Democrats are political actors who’ve shown a propensity to leak like a sieve. Would anyone put it past Adam Schiff to leak the raid and blow it up? I wouldn’t. Further, did Obama give Republicans a briefing prior to the Bin Laden raid? Nope, and not a single media member or Democrat found that problematic.

That’s because without Russia, this raid doesn’t happen. They control the airspace in Northern Syria. Apparently, there was cooperation between multiple nations here, including some that make not necessarily be “good guys.” You don’t always get to pick your allies. We got the mission done and that’s what matters.

Harwood kept going though, trying to downplay the significance of Al-Baghdadi’s death.

Actually, most Americans do know who he is, at least in relation to ISIS having a specific leader that’s been on the run for years. He’s made news many, many times. Harwood’s second comment is just asinine. Al Qaeda was essentially obliterated and called defeated by the time we finally got Bin Laden. It’s still important to get these guys.

Then there was this.

Yes, the leader of ISIS, a group we’ve been fighting for 7 years, is like an ant compared to Bin Laden. Makes sense. In reality, both were extremely important kills to get. ISIS has been at the forefront of the American psyche for a long time. Baghdadi being blown up is a win for everyone and Americans know it.

Instead of just being able to admit this was a good thing, hacks like Harwood can’t turn it off. This guy should never be taken seriously by any Republicans ever again. If he sniffs moderating another debate, the RNC should be dissolved.

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Bill Maher Tells Bill and Hillary to Stay Far Away from the 2020 Convention: ‘We Can’t be Associating Them with the Democratic Party’

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Could Hillary Clinton make a comeback?

Personally, I think she has a better chance than does Elizabeth Warren — on the debate stage, Donald “The Dragon” Trump will engulf her in his fiery expulsion, and that’ll be that.

But Hillary’s got some hot breath, too.

And some people still wish she’d won last go ’round.

Unfortunately for all people on earth, she believes she did. And she keeps saying things to that effect (here).

Perhaps that’s why Bill Maher wants her to shut up, and keep on shutting up.

On his Real Time show Friday night, Maher said it’d be best if Bill and Hillary go the way of the dodo bird and stay out of next summer’s 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milkwaukee.

Personally, I’d bet Hillary’s already snagged her ticket on Expedia.

And maybe also one for 2021’s inauguration.

A one-way.

But here’s what Bill had to say:

“It seems like every few months, Hillary Clinton bubbles up again. And people are like, ‘Oh, she’s thinking about running.’ Or she says something crazy.”

Ditto on that second part — like here, here, and here.

“The Clintons — they’ve got to go away. I’m saying this a year out. They can’t be at the convention. Maybe on the video, waving or something, but I’m serious.”

That comment surely chapped Hillary’s hide — she’ll let go of the spotlight when it’s pried from her Kung Fu grip (here).

Now here’s something interesting: Bill referenced Independent Michigan Rep. Justin Amash’s labeling of Ms. Bill Clinton as a “Donald Trump asset” after the former First Lady’s attack of Tulsi Gabbard as a Russian one (see here).

The host thinks Justin was right on the money, honey:

“She is! And Bill is damaged goods. And I just think they’ve got to go away. We can’t be associating them with the Democratic Party.”

Wow. Who ever thought those words would be spoken by a liberal on television?

Real Time guest Donny Deutsch chimed in with something exceedingly goofy: Maybe Bill Clinton’s public status will improve as time goes by, as did George W’s (Pssst — Donny, W.’s status was only low to people across the aisle; and some of those same people have decried Clinton in light of the #MeToo revolution).

Maher explained that Mr. Clinton’s Q is moving in the opposite direction:

“But [Clinton’s] got worse! We forgave him, and then we unforgave him!”

Personally, I think Hillary should give it a go. But she faces a terrible risk: She’s spent the last three years claiming she was robbed; if she loses again, she’ll look even more like this, every time she brings it up:

-ALEX

 

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NBC Releases All Former Employees from Their Non-Disclosure Agreements so They Can Bring Charges of Sexual Misconduct

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On Friday, NBC made a big announcement.

Following the recent release of Catch and Kill — Ronan Farrow’s book accusing the Peacock of squashing stories and trying to cover up claims against Matt Lauer — NBCUniversal has said they’ll release all alleged victims of sexual shenanigans from their non-disclosure agreements.

As per a statement read by Rachel Maddow on MSNBC, all former employees will be released upon request.

Here’s the statement, in part:

Any former NBC News employee who believes that they cannot disclose their experience with sexual harassment as a result of a confidentiality or non-disparagement provision in their separation agreement should contact NBCUniversal and we will release them from that perceived obligation.


Rachel also clarified, oddly, that there was nothing in the NDA to start with that would legally prevent any whistleblowing where sexual misconduct is concerned.

Ronan’s charged the network of killing the Harvey Weinstein story (which he later took to The New Yorker) — please see here.

However, NBC says there was already a twelve-page report done on their handling of the Weinstein situation, and there will be no further review:

Over a year ago, NBC News released a twelve-page, transparent accounting of the Weinstein reporting. … Once again, we stand by it.

But some in the media are calling Hogwash: Several notable women — including Megyn Kelly, Linda Vester, Addie Zinone, Greta Van Susteren, Eleanor McManus and Gretchen Carlson — have signed a letter touting further investigation:

Certain network executives have enabled a corporate culture of widespread sexual harassment and abuse, and are still trying to cover it up today. [NBC parent company Comcast] must prove to its shareholders that it will pursue the truth on behalf of NBC staffers. If necessary, it should remove executives who have abused or silenced women.

NBC’s 2017 internal probe after Matt Lauer was fired found no “contrary evidence” that he’d done anything wrong prior to November 27th — 48 hours before he was fired.

As pointed out by The Daily Caller, reporter Sil Lai Abrams, who charges that NBC muted her rape allegation, took to Twitter Friday to give a tenth of a High Five to the network, with the remaining ninety percent still pending:

-ALEX

 

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Biden Makes Cringeworthy Remarks About Being Stopped by Police, Being Incarcerated at Historically Black College

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We already brought you some classic Joe Biden today, with him at a forum confusing who was in the presidential race.

Now here’s more.

Can we say open mouth, insert foot? Yes, we can.

A black female student asked Biden at a forum at Benedict College on Saturday, “If I were your daughter, what advice would you give me the next time I am stopped by the police?”

“If you were my daughter, you’d be a Caucasian girl and you wouldn’t be pulled over,” Biden replied.

White girls never get pulled over? Or white girls named Biden don’t because they get a pass? Certainly, being the son of Joe Biden has been advantageous for Hunter Biden, as he himself acknowledged.

But what a nonsensical comment. Of course white people get pulled over and this is desperate pandering by Biden.

And he’s suggesting that every officer pulling a black woman over is doing so because of “institutional racism.” How disgusting is that? If he had any votes from law enforcement, he may have just lost them.

For the supposed “moderate,” that’s some really leftist thought there.

Not to mention, once again, he doesn’t really answer the original question in a realistic way, what should she do, how should she respond?

Suggesting to everyone that the police are out to get you in every situation is not just untrue, it’s also dangerous, to everyone involved. It encourages people not to be cooperative with officers which can result in tragedy.

But that wasn’t even the worst.

Here’s are his opening remarks at the event.

Oh, my. What can one even say about that? That’s just awful.

Plus there’s another problem, he says “I got started at Delaware State” implying he went to Delaware State University, a HBCU. But he actually went to the University of Delaware, a completely different school, not an HBCU. Doesn’t he know any more where he went to college? Or is this just crazy pandering?

These aren’t the first ‘gaffes’ during the campaign that Biden has had in regard to race. In August, he seemed to equate black kids with poor kids.

“We should challenge students in these schools and have advanced placement programs in these schools. We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor, you cannot do it,” Biden said. “Poor kids are just as bright, just as talented, as white kids.”

During his campaign with Barack Obama, he also infamously told a mostly black audience that Republicans “want to put y’all back in chains.”

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The RedState Box Office Report – Few Treats as a Trick is Played on Disney

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A wide mixture of chills to select from this holiday frame.

This has been an October where expectations are tough to be met, and this weekend was more of the same. An expected hit for a major studio has not hit, and people are still trying to grasp the significance of a major hit title.

There are some horror titles offered up, as well as some new dramatic offerings for the holiday, but little in the form of event pictures. So the mixed bag delivered mixed results. A slate of new arrivals is seen but these are mostly smaller features with no chance of unsettling the top of the chart this week. So here is the holdover-intensive list for the Halloween weekend.

1. JOKER – $18.9 Million
Another strong performance as it drops only -35%. After a month in release it has yet to have a weekend where it fell over -50%. We discussed the making of the film this week on The Culture Shift podcast, where we discussed how Warner Brothers actually tried to dissuade director Todd Phillips from making this, as it was considering listening to the bickering from actor Jared Leto who played the character in “Suicide Squad”. Imagine the fortunes the studio had missed out on had they listened to an actor’s ego. This weekend’s result takes the film over the $275 million level, but bigger than that — it is now globally the most successful R-rated film of all time. Ryan Reynolds, star of the previous record holders, was congratulatory.

 

2. MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL – $18.53m
Less than $400,000 separated the top 22 titles, but this is the newer release, with the heft of Disney behind it and is based on a significantly successful property. This one is seriously underperforming for the House of Mouse. After two weekends it has yet to match the opening for the original, which basically doubled the returns by this same stage.

3. THE ADDAMS FAMILY – $11.7m
Not doing blockbuster numbers but this is managing to attract enough interest to its front door to be considered a qualified hit. The international figures are just slightly better so United Artists has to be happy with this gloomy animated comedy.

4. ZOMBIELAND 2: DOUBLE TAP – $11.6m
Coming off a respectable opening this is a bit of bad drop for week-2. This plunges -68% after a decent opening, a sign that word of mouth recommendations is not carrying things enough. As of now it is pacing in line with the original film, but is expected to start lagging in the next couple of weeks.

5. COUNTDOWN – $9.0m
The small studio STX makes a bid for some quick pocketing of profits with this low budget attempt at a Halloween cash-grab. A nurse downloads a phone app that predicts when you will die. She is told she has 3 days, and learns the accuracy of the app is unique. Made for less than $15 million this return was slightly better than expected and means there is a likelihood of profit, after all of the secondary and tertiary marketss (home video, cable rights, etc.)

6. BLACK AND BLUE – $8.32m
The highest debut of the week is this police procedural set in New Orleans surrounding corrupt cops on the street, from Sony/Screen Gems. Made relatively cheap and given scant promotion means there is a minimal risk for the production. There is enough audience support (80% favorability) that in the coming weeks it should leg out to enough to justify the budget.

7. GEMINI MAN – $3.9m
It has been a disappointment stateside (just over $40 million at this point) but the hoped-for foreign money has not arrived either. While a Chinese co-production the film has not landed the audience in that country, and other foreign markets are also a letdown. It is projected that the film could end up losing $75 million to be absorbed by the numerous studios involved.

8. THE LIGHTHOUSE – $3.08m
Expanding into over 550 screens this critically praised drama-horror offering is set in the 1880s with Willem DeFoe and Robert Pattison. Shot in black-and-white it chronicles the unraveling of two souls on a remote island off the coast of New England. Call it arthouse horror.

9. THE CURRENT WAR – $2.73m
This is a drama centered on the competition between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to control the electrical grid for society. Originally it was orphaned in the collapse of The Weinstein Company. This was the last film that Harvey Weinstein was working on when his scandal erupted in 2017, and he attempted to rush it into theaters to salvage his name, hoping it would be an Oscar contender. Eventually it fell into the hands of an investment firm, but through some contractual wrangling, the rights fell back to the director. Newly formed 101 Studios is releasing, but with little promotion behind it.

10. DOWNTON ABBEY – $1.95m
It will be interesting to see if Focus Features works to keep this in release long enough to reach the $100 million plateau. It stands at just over $92 million at this stage.

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Joe Biden Goes Full ‘Uncle Joe,’ Gets Confused About Who’s In Race

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Democrats really are in a box when it comes to Joe Biden.

Many Democrats wanted to back him. But every time they let him out and he opens his mouth, he loses votes.

He was at it again during a forum where a young woman asked him what he was doing to reach out to Hispanics.

She mentioned how the Trump team trolled Biden, realizing that Biden wasn’t sufficiently savvy enough to buy the domain name for his Hispanic outreach slogan, Todos con Biden. The Trump team bought it, and in a funny troll, posted a page saying how Biden had forgotten Latinos and redirected to Latinos for Trump.

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So she asked what else was he doing to convey his vision to Hispanics?

“There are websites that you can buy. So they went out and bought everything with that had to do with the name Biden, Joe Biden,” he responded. “So even that I’m the only campaign that I’m aware of, maybe, maybe Cisneros’ campaign is doing it, I’m not sure, um, Castro’s campaign is doing it. The fact is we have reached out extensively into the African, excuse me, Hispanic community, the Latino community, over my entire career. And we have a lot of support in the community. So what these guys have done, we wanted to make sure we could go online and in Spanish, you could in fact, learn everything I was doing and saying, and what’s it all about. Well, we can’t buy every single site out there, some of them cost $20-$30,000, etc, it would have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.”

Yikes. What was that? Joe’s confused about who’s in the race.

Let’s start with there is no candidate in the race names “Cisneros.” Henry Cisneros was a Texas politician, the former Mayor of San Antonio, who hasn’t had a campaign since the 1980s. Talk about being stuck in time.

Cisneros was also a Clinton HUD secretary who had a big scandal when he was accused of lying to the FBI about an affair he had during his background checks for the cabinet position. All Hispanic politicians from Texas are not the same, Joe, Cisneros is not Julian Castro. And it’s not clear what Biden meant when he said “Castro’s campaign is doing it.”

Yes, you can’t buy every domain name that might include your name. But you surely should buy the ones you intend to use. That’s just a silly response. And it’s a dishonest one, since the Trump campaign only bought the one site, not “everything to do with the name Biden.”

Then, Biden never really answered her question, what was he doing to convey his vision?

Although admittedly, just as it was hard for Hillary Clinton, it’s hard to convert vision when you’re only real argument is “I’m next in line.” And it’s hard to convey vision, when you seem confused about basic things, like who’s in the race.

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Reporter Asks Trump if he’s Notified Congressional Leaders About al-Baghdadi Raid; ‘We Decided Not to Because Washington Leaks Like I’ve Never Seen Before’

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After notifying the American people that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was dead, he was asked by a reporter if he has “notified the congressional leaders about this? Pelosi, Schiff, Mitch McConnell?”

President Trump replied:

We notified some. Others are being notified now as I speak. We were going to notify them last night but we decided not to do that because Washington leaks like I’ve never seen before. There’s no country in the world that leaks like we do. And Washington is a leaking machine. And I told my people we will not notify them until our great people are out, not just in, but out. I don’t want to have them greeted with firepower like you wouldn’t believe. So, we were able to get in. It was top secret…

A leak could have cost the deaths of all of them.

President Trump was right not to notify them ahead of time. They can’t be trusted. This is a group of people who have a vested interest in preventing Donald Trump from getting a win, especially a foreign policy win.

Democrats are notorious leakers. They impose strict secrecy rules around their impeachment inquiry meetings, then they strategically leak just the right sound bites, usually taken out of context.

And, coming on the heels of the sharp rebuke Trump has faced over his decision to withdraw troops from Northern Syria, this moment is all the sweeter. Would you trust Adam Schiff or Nancy Pelosi to put country before politics? I wouldn’t.

Given the choice between the deaths of 50 anonymous U.S. soldiers or watching Trump take a victory lap, I believe they would choose the former. And then Pelosi would appear on cable and ask Americans to pray for our fallen soldiers and their families.

DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz delivered his completed FISA Abuse report to Attorney General William Barr over six weeks ago. Democratic leaders know exactly what’s in it. Yet, there hasn’t been a single leak which I find to be extraordinary. If there were some good news in there for Democrats and/or some bad news for Republicans, there would have been a leak.

That’s how the Democrats operate. They just can’t help themselves.

Here’s to our troops!

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