Soccormom: WOWWWWEEEEEEEE!!!! Things are shaping up nicely, eh family!?! Just like Frank’s says, what ya worried about? Can’t wait to see what these next several days have in store…As Frank says, TA DA!
Frank26: You should see what tomorrow’s WEDNESDAY CC has in store………..
Tank: Okay, I promised to be respectful, so I will remain respectful…but I am going to be blunt about a few things. Feel free to take my opinion with a grain of salt and drive on, but I feel that I must play devil’s advocate to all the talk of “The RV is probably not going to happen under ‘O’s’ command, to keep ‘O’ from getting credit for it”.
I hate to burst your bubbles or rain on the parades of joy…but no matter how this plays out…’O’ will still get credit (at least from ’08-’16 worth of credit) for Iraq being provided the support/guidance with getting their government under control and for getting their financial matters under control.
And ‘B’ ( Bush) will get credit for (at least ’03-08 worth of credit) all that he’s done prior to ‘O’ arriving on the scene. Both P.o.T.u.S’s played huge roles in the reformation of Iraq after the taking down of the tyrant S.H. Albeit that ‘O’ may not have provided Albadi the due respect in past visits…and maybe ‘O’ liked/wanted ‘Maliki’ back in office…hense the disrespect towards Albadi in those past visits. But none the less…credit will be given regardless.
Any phone calls that ‘T’ (Trump) has had with Albadi may prove to be reassuring for Albadi to give a sense of being backed up with the continuation of the agreement signed that stated that the U.S. will assist with the reconstruction of Iraq after this is all said and done……But other than that….that’s about it with what ‘T’ can do or not do to help and/or hinder any reformation leading to an RV.
And IMO, it’s ‘what happens next’ that Albadi may be in search of from ‘T’, that he may not have gotten from ‘O’ in the past. I am not providing support for either person ‘O’ nor ‘T’ (in the possible causes for why a revaluation has not happened yet)…I am simply stating as it’s been stated in the past…Iraq works on their own time.
Da’esh are not getting pushed out any quicker because ‘O’ is leaving the office. Al Baghdadi is not being honed in on because ‘T’ is coming into office. This is happening because Iraq is FINALLY doing something RIGHT for a change.
The bigger question on anyone’s (and probably everyone’s) mind…will they follow through this time with this battle against an ideology and with any continued reformation of their country. It’s always the home stretch that gets people the most, because mistakes are generally made either at the start or in the home stretch.
The follow on question will be, will the start be the only place mistakes were made. (And for those that do not believe Iraq has not made mistakes in this battle against an ideology, I got Ocean Front Property in Montana to sell ya.) All of this is in my opinion of course.
WaymakersKid: Bush gets credit too in my book! This all began with him
Basra Boys: MANY THANKS FOR THAT GROUNDED VIEW TANK, IT IS ONE I AND A NUMBER OF US ALSO THINK. WE ALSO POSTULATE THAT IT WILL BE BEFORE 20/1 ON O’s WATCH AS ALL THE US WORKERS, IMF, UST ET AL WERE BRINGING THIS TO FRUITION DURING HIS TERM…..
JDfal1: I AGREE THAT ‘O’ WILL GET CREDIT NO MATTER WHEN THIS POPS OFF. I WAS WONDERING WHY THIS KEPT COMING UP. SAY THIS DOES HAPPEN AFTER TRUMP IS IN OFFICE, ‘O’ STILL GETS THE CREDIT. WHY WOULD TRUMP EVER GET CREDIT FOR SOMETHING THAT HE HAS ONLY HELD OFFICE IN FOR A DAY OR MONTH, ECT.?
Mike100: i can honestly care less who gets credit but no one can deny Obama disrespected PM Abadi by ignoring him and not acknowledging he was even there as the leader of Iraq and dont give me that crap he didnt see him. Like Frank has stated numerous times Obama is not respected by many but majority of the Middle east dont like him. This could be on a more personal basis for abadi to just wait til trump takes office of course all imho.
Briscom: Is the Gazette published tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan 11)?
Cshessman: 3 days brother… Thursday I believe.