‘This is a huge academic and cultural project. We should all work together to find enough funding for it,’ says Dr. Barham Saleh, the Kurdistan Region Government’s Prime Minister, of the American University of Iraq project.
Saleh, who also chairs the university's Council of Trustees, told Niqash that the university ‘cannot sustain itself in the initial phase and local as well as foreign investors should invest in it.’
The American University of Iraq – Sulaimaniyah (AUIS) was founded in 2007, along similar lines to American Universities in Lebanon and Egypt. Three years on, it was granted the recognition and confidence of the Liberal Academy of Higher Education in America. The academy has recognised its graduation certificates and treated them in a similar way it treats certificates given by US universities.
Around 375 students are currently enrolled in the AUIS’s different departments. The university is in desperate need of funding to remain open and to open new departments.
So that's something to remember. And in all that money, somehow Nouri can't fund the university?
Speaking of awful leaders, the US White House. Yet again it's attempting to use it's blog to get in a pissing match with the AP. Matt Negrin (Politico) has the story and the story includes this:
Similarly, she wrote about cutting the cost of solar power, “While the AP’s expert says ‘there was too much uncertainty in the world to make such a prediction,’ this doesn’t fundamentally change the ability for our goal to be achieved.”
Oh my goodness. The White House and their spokesblogger sound like a bunch of flat earthers or evolution deniers. They are so stupid and make such fools of themselves. It's really too bad that the White House is so damn thin-skinned because I have a feeling the next two years will not contain a lot of press lover for Barry.
I could be wrong. Will I do an "Idiot of the Week" tomorrow?
I honestly would have forgotten if Steve hadn't e-mailed to remind me. Now that I'm reminded, I will make a point to do so. If you have a nominee feel free to drop me an e-mail. Now this is a video from Fort Hood Disobeys:
This one is GREAT!!! Thanks to Jeff Zavala.
Hopefully that showed up. If not, C.I. has a partial transcript in the snapshot. Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"