Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 5 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
OpEdNews Op Eds    H3'ed 6/13/12

Who's Jerkin' McGurk Now?

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages) (# of views)   No comments
Author 9170
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Cheri Roberts
Become a Fan
  (7 fans)

Brett McGurk
Copyrighted Image? DMCA

Brett McGurk & Gina Chon by Cryptome

According to the  latest from Foreign Policy  and today's  resignation at the Wall Street Journal , Brett McGurk's problems are growing, kind of like Pinocchio's nose.

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) is the latest in a group of Republican Senators questioning McGurk's  nomination, the first to raise questions was Sen. John McCain (R-AZ),

"His concerns regarding Mr. McGurk's time in Iraq, particularly related to his failure to negotiate a residual force as everyone envisioned, remain," said McCain spokesman Brian Rogers.

He was soon followed by Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) - who has cancelled meetings with McGurk over his dealings with an alleged Hezbollah commander as well as the allegations of a rogue video of him receiving fellatio on the rooftop of the Republican Palace in Iraq. Although the Hezbollah commander issues seems to have been resolved, Sen. James Risch (R-ID) is now back peddling and expressing his reservations after praising the nomination last week,

"Prior to these email revelations, I had reservations about confirming Brett McGurk as ambassador to Iraq," Risch told The Cable through a spokesman. "Now that additional issues have been raised, more information will be needed and I reserve final judgment until all the facts are brought to light."

The nomination still has to be voted on by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, however no date for the vote has been set. No one has yet to place a formal hold on his nomination.

Very little is being said by anyone about the alleged sex video from Iraq and it is unknown who actually has it. What we do know, is that the State Dept. has yet to address the racy emails and instead insists McGurk is  "uniquely qualified" for the position.

McGurk's former mistress turned wife, Wall Street Journal reporter, Gina Chon has just resigned over the email scandal. The WSJ published the announcement today saying,

"...that while based in Iraq she violated the Dow Jones Code of Conduct by sharing certain unpublished news articles with [McGurk], then a member of the U.S. National Security Council in Iraq."

Now, if only someone would come forward with the video...

 

Rate It | View Ratings

Cheri Roberts Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Cheri has worked in media for more than 20 years in one capacity or another. Her media years were spent mostly in broadcast radio; from being a live on-air radio host to creating and implementing engaging and effective marketing and promotional (more...)
 
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Michael Hastings: A Non-Conspiracy Theory

Do You Have a Social Media Burial Plan?

The A-"bility" of Social Media

Brett McGurk, Embarrass-ador to Iraq

Why the Petraeus affair matters... SEX

6 Ways to Flirt With Your Wife Instead of Me

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: