“The war in Iraq has broken the back of our counterterrorism effort. I‘m not an expert on the threat posed by Saddam Hussein, but the invasion of Iraq has made sure this war will last decades ahead and it has transferred bin Laden and al Qaeda from being man and an organization into being a philosophy and a movement. We‘ve really made sure that the war against us is going to be a long and very bloody one. Iraq was an absolutely disastrous decision.”
— Mike Scheuer, retired CIA counterterrorism officer, author of “Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror” and “Through Our Enemies’ Eyes: Osama bin Laden, Radical Islam, and the Future of America.”
Matt Gaetz is just a shutdown-promoting asshat
Who wants to oust McCarthy if he works with Democrats.
But he needs the cooperation
Of the Democrat delegation,
So what do they do to Gaetz if HE works with Democrats?
“Because despite all the blather about Biden and Trump being the two most known ‘known quantities’ in politics, we actually don’t know how dangerous and destabilizing Trump might prove to be as his mind bends under the strain of an election and four indictments. … Or whether it’ll break entirely once he’s back in power and surrounded by the most obsequious fascist toadies he can find.”
“House Republicans are gleefully letting Donald Trump function as their chief political strategist at the expense of American families. Trump’s behavior is shameful, but unsurprising from someone who has demonstrated he couldn’t care less about the American people.”
— A spokesman for President Biden’s campaign hit House Republicans for heeding Donald Trump’s calls to dig in on a government shutdown if they don’t get “everything,” The Hill reports.
A new Monmouth poll finds that if the federal government does shut down, 43% of the American public will hold the Republicans in Congress most responsible while 27% will place the blame on President Biden and 21% will blame congressional Democrats.
President Joe Biden’s younger dog, Commander, bit another U.S. Secret Service agent at the White House Monday evening, the 11th known biting incident involving the 2-year-old German Shepherd, CNN reports.
A new Pew Research poll finds that 65% of Americans “say the way the president is elected should be changed so that the winner of the popular vote nationwide wins the presidency. …. A third favor keeping the current Electoral College system.”