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Iraq: We vote for you to leave now. Pompeo: Don’t mind if I DON’T!Washington Post:Actually quotes many Democrats, is that even legal?

Defenders of history ask nicely, “please do not attack the culture sites.” But surprise, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Trump never said he was going to attack Iran’s cultural sites, so don’t believe what you saw the president tweet.

Oh yeah and then the president repeated it.

Meanwhile, Washington state’s lieutenant governor would like to know what is up with reports from CAIR that Iranian Americans are being detained at the Canadian border after having crossed over for an Iranian pop concert.

The CBP? Denies denies denies.

Here is some background from NPR, about “How the CIA overthrew Iran’s democracy in four days.” I believe it is some #historyfacts, but it is a 37-minute-long listen, so you guys tell me what it says.

Oh also, the president notified Congress that WAR via twitter, so that was pretty legal and pretty cool.

“The images of the fires are a cross between ‘Mad Max’ and ‘On the Beach’: thousands driven onto beaches in a dull orange haze, crowded tableaux of people and animals almost medieval in their strange muteness — half-Bruegel, half-Bosch, ringed by fire, survivors’ faces hidden behind masks and swimming goggles. Day turns to night as smoke extinguishes all light in the horrifying minutes before the red glow announces the imminence of the inferno. Flames

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