Berto Jongman: Is Mike Pompeo a Liar? Is It Time to Fire Him?

02 Diplomacy, 05 Iran, 08 Wild Cards, Corruption, Government
Berto Jongman

Mike Pompeo Lied About the U.S. and the Middle East. Here’s the Truth.

Mehdi Hasan

The Intercept, 11 January 2019

Shadi Hamid, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Middle East Policy, described it “as one of the worst foreign policy speeches I’ve witnessed from a senior U.S. official,” calling it “cynical, petty, incoherent, small, and, well, silly.” Paul Danahar, former BBC Middle East bureau chief, referred to the speech as “simplistic,” noting that “its theme was the goodness of Israel and evil of Iran.”

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Phi Beta Iota: Mike Pompeo is being billed as a “sure thing” for a Senate seat in Kansas.  We wish him  well and urge him to go.  The President needs to clean out the White House and get his final proper Secretaries of State and Defense.

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