Up above is Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Little Julie From Jolly Farm" and also don't miss Kat's "Kat's Korner: PJ Harvey sets the standard." You should have already read Betty's "Betinna's fall." If you're wondering, no, Betty and I won't be doing similar topics each night. I will miss that big time.
But you'll never know how much Betinna means to her and how much she's missed her. (Betinna's the character in Betty's online novel.) As she noted at Third, she used C.I. and I as sounding boards all last week which was fine but I mention that because a few e-mails asked if I was caught by surprise?
No, as soon as she was seriously considering it, she let me know. She didn't have to. Will still talk about our blogs each night. But we won't be doing the book-end posts and I'll miss that.
This is from Hillary is 44's "Iran Rises As Proof Of Barack Obama Attacks On Hillary Clinton Emerge:"
Hillary Clinton has a world view and understands the dangers that come with 3:00 a.m. calls. Ever since Hillary Clinton mocked Barack Obama as “naive” when he declared his “no preconditions” foolishness, the aim from the Obama foreign policy acolytes has been the destruction of Hillary. Samantha Powers called Hillary a “monster”. Now Samantha Powers and the rest of the Obama thugs continue their war on Hillary.
For years now, we have documented the secret and sometimes public war by Barack Obama against Hillary. This weekend the New York Times confirmed much of what we have written. We wrote that John Kerry was deployed by Obama to attack Hillary. That was confirmed:
“Last Saturday afternoon, President Obama got a jarring update from his national security team: With restive crowds of young Egyptians demanding President Hosni Mubarak’s immediate resignation, Frank G. Wisner, the envoy who Mr. Obama had sent to Cairo only days before, had just told a Munich conference that Mr. Mubarak was indispensable to Egypt’s democratic transition.
Mr. Obama was furious, and it did not help that his secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mr. Wisner’s key backer, was publicly warning that any credible transition would take time — even as Mr. Obama was demanding that change in Egypt begin right away.
Seething about coverage that made it look as if the administration were protecting a dictator and ignoring the pleas of the youths of Cairo, the president “made it clear that this was not the message we should be delivering,” said one official who was present. He told Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to take a hard line with his Egyptian counterpart, and he pushed Senator John Kerry to counter the message from Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Wisner when he appeared on a Sunday talk show the next day.”
The Times report is chock full of confirmations of what we have written. The comments of Frank Wisner (more below) were used to attack Hillary and brand her as evil and brand Obama as a Mess-iah. There is not only a war against Hillary Clinton but also a fight between the American State Department and the Obama worshipers at the White House.
The Obama worshipers at the White House were concerned about Obama’s image. Hillary Clinton and the State Department were concerned with American interests, not polishing Obama’s apple. Joe Biden, who is a boob but at least has some experience in foreign policy joined with Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Bob Gates:Read it in full. It's V-Day so we're all doing light posts tonight (or are supposed to).
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"