Would you like to know what is really happening in Iraq after our silly, ridiculous and tall tale telling GOP House members spent all day Friday wasting our hard earned money self-righteously pontificating about the war as if they were personally fighting it. HA! In their cowardly wet dreams. Oh what bad actors they all are. How pathetic and low. They must think we tax payers are morons.
If we don’t fire them, we are.
OK taxpayer, this is what is really happening in hell, aka Iraq from Editor & Publisher.
The subject of the memo is: "Snapshots from the Office -- Public Affairs Staff Show Strains of Social Discord."
As a footnote in one of the 23 sections, the embassy relates, "An Arab newspaper editor told us he is preparing an extensive survey of ethnic cleansing, which he said is taking place in almost every Iraqi province, as political parties and their militiast are seemingly engaged in tit-for-tat reprisals all over Iraq."
Among the other troubling reports:
-- "Personal safety depends on good relations with the 'neighborhood' governments, who barricade streets and ward off outsiders. The central government, our staff says, is not relevant; even local mukhtars have been displaced or coopted by militias. People no longer trust most neighbors."
-- One embassy employee had a brother-in-law kidnapped. Another received a death threat, and then fled the country with her family.
-- Iraqi staff at the embassy, beginning in March and picking up in May, report "pervasive" harassment from Islamist and/or militia groups. Cuts in power and rising fuel prices "have diminished the quality of life." Conditions vary but even upscale neighborhoods "have visibly deteriorated" and one of them is now described as a "ghost town."
-- Two of the three female Iraqis in the public affairs office reported stepped-up harassment since mid-May...."some groups are pushing women to cover even their face, a step not taken in Iran even at its most conservative." One of the women is now wearing a full abaya after receiving direct threats.
-- It has also become "dangerous" for men to wear shorts in public and "they no longer allow their children to play outside in shorts." People who wear jeans in public have also come under attack.
-- Embassy employees are held in such low esteem their work must remain a secret and they live with constant fear that their cover will be blown. Of nine staffers, only four have told their families where they work. They all plan for their possible abductions. No one takes home their cell phones as this gives them away. One employee said criticism of the U.S. had grown so severe that most of her family believes the U.S. "is punishing populations as Saddam did."
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The House Chickenhawk Show on Friday is an appalling and tragic sellout to our U.S. military who are fighting in Iraq. Why don't the chickenhawks trade places with our military? Like wear heavy gear, carry 70 lbs. in 130 degree heat with no relief of air conditioning, while being shot at or blown up. Talk the talk but shirk the walk, House members.
HOUSE SELLS OUT U.S. MILITARY IN IRAQ
WHY DO AMERICAN TAX PAYERS HAVE TO PAY ROVE'S SALARY? He is useless to us. He spends our money telling lies and attacking people who disagree with him. He outs a CIA agent and gets away with it. He does not do the work of the people. He is merely a political attack dog and we should not have to pay him for spinning lies and undermining our democracy.
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