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So al-Baghdadi died? Really?

Sorry if this has already been brought up, but given the last few months and the news since yesterday, do we really know for a fact that it was he who died in the explosion?

All it takes is watching a few action movies or a few episodes of NCIS or a similar show to ask a few questions:

The guy was known to be slippery. Could someone else have disguised himself to lead the troops away from the real al-Baghdadi?

He was blown up. How do we know it was him? Are they going to do DNA tests, and will we know the results?

A top aide of the guy gave away some information on his whereabouts. Was he truthful, or was he part of a plan?

The timing, and T's comm with Moscow ahead of letting Congress know, seems suspicious given the impeachment activities.

And so on, but you get the idea.

Why are Congressional Reps still supporting him?

There was something online a week or two ago about why the base continues to hang in there, and the explanation was along the lines of these people refusing to acknowledge making a mistake. I've known people like that, and they're not necessarily bad people, they just seem to have such a low opinion of themselves, or a heavy dose of insecurity, that they put up this shield that makes them unable to see themselves. A friend (who's a shrink) referred to it as a blind spot.

With politicians, it makes sense. They need to appear strong, both to their colleages and to the people who elected them, so admitting a mistake (or changing their mind) is deadly when it comes to the next election. And they want to get re-elected. So they huddle in there and support each other and hope like hell their constituents don't notice. They know the party will give them a security blanket, which is probably why they prefer their party over their country.

I like to think I'm better than this,

but every time I see a picture of one of several people in DC, my right hand automatically jumps up and flips them off.

Meghan McCain: the world will see America

as an unreliable ally.

Bullshit. Intelligent people out there will see this as a jackass move by the biggest jackass ever to stink up the Oval Office. America is just as reliable as ever, and should not get the blame for what this PoS and his asshole minions in Congress do.

Okay, rant over.
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