Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Kerry meets Assad in Damascus
AP ^ | January 8, 2005 | By ALBERT AJI

Posted on 01/08/2005 12:26:53 PM PST by Ooh-Ah

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-74 next last

1 posted on 01/08/2005 12:26:53 PM PST by Ooh-Ah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah
I think we found a great deal of areas of mutual interest

I'll bet.

2 posted on 01/08/2005 12:29:20 PM PST by mtbopfuyn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah

Is it true his first words to Assad were, "There's no place like home! There's no place like home!"?


3 posted on 01/08/2005 12:29:43 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah

I guess Kerry is reduced to pretending that he's President now.


4 posted on 01/08/2005 12:30:18 PM PST by Sterrins
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah

All we need now is another Jimmy Carter mucking around in foreign policy.......John Kerry should traipse off with Ramsey Clarke to some remote beach in Tahiti. They can enjoy their retirement together without further embarrassing themselves.


5 posted on 01/08/2005 12:30:27 PM PST by Tom Bombadil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah

He probably asked Assad to keep a lid on Iraq's WMDs stashed in Syria until after 2008.


6 posted on 01/08/2005 12:30:33 PM PST by Solamente
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Texas Eagle

Is it true his first words to Assad were, "There's no place like home! There's no place like home!"?

Gee, Toto, I don't think we're in kansas anymore.
And I hope he never comes back


7 posted on 01/08/2005 12:35:04 PM PST by HangnJudge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah
More recently, US President George W. Bush has warned Syria and Iran against "meddling" in the internal affairs of Iraq.

Should have sent the memo to JohnnyNam as well, not that he would have heeded it.

8 posted on 01/08/2005 12:35:14 PM PST by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah
Is this kind of unilateral interference in sensitive foreign policy issues by a Senator of the opposition party, not to mention the looser of a recent presidential election, normal?

This just doesn't seem right. Condi needs to take this guy to the woodshed when she gets in.

9 posted on 01/08/2005 12:35:51 PM PST by ml1954
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah

Nothing new, the Fraud is still meeting with our enemies.


10 posted on 01/08/2005 12:36:31 PM PST by SeaBiscuit (With God, I will never be alone again.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ml1954

That is, loser, not looser.


11 posted on 01/08/2005 12:36:37 PM PST by ml1954
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: HangnJudge

Yeah. That's always the bummer. They always come back.


12 posted on 01/08/2005 12:36:45 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: mtbopfuyn

Headline should have been: "Assad Meets Asswipe" (That's pronounced "Ah-SWEE-pay!").


13 posted on 01/08/2005 12:37:17 PM PST by Luddite Patent Counsel
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah

Anyone want to bet that the traitor didn't meet with Al Qaeda, too?


14 posted on 01/08/2005 12:38:02 PM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah

I'm surprised they didn't meet in Paris...'til now that has been Kerry's choice of venue for meeting with enemy leaders....


15 posted on 01/08/2005 12:38:18 PM PST by Joe 6-pack ("We deal in hard calibers and hot lead." - Roland Deschaines)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah

God forbid this guy should stop farting around with all his meaningless self aggrandizing activities and actually show up to do the job he was hired to do by the voters of Massachusetts.

We need to start calling him Senator No-Show.


16 posted on 01/08/2005 12:39:30 PM PST by Maceman (Too nuanced for a bumper sticker)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah
"I can assure you that I leave here with a sense that we can improve our relationship. There are significant possibilities, particularly with the elections in Iraq and the elections in the West Bank," Kerry said. "This is the moment of opportunity for the Middle East, for the US and for the world. I hope that we would seize that opportunity..."

...and Bush doesn't F it up

17 posted on 01/08/2005 12:40:20 PM PST by Go Gordon (If at first you don't succeed...skydiving is not for you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah
"Thank you very much. So do I. Thank you for this," Kerry said. He asked for the boy's address, and al-Nabulsi gave him his mobile number.

Yeah, 13 year old boys in Syria all have cell phones.

18 posted on 01/08/2005 12:42:09 PM PST by Go Gordon (If at first you don't succeed...skydiving is not for you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah
Later, as Kerry was about to get into his car outside the Foreign Ministry building, 13-year-old Mustafa al-Nabulsi approached him with a drawing of the senator as a soldier in his Vietnam days. "You have made me much more important than I was, though. You made me a general," Kerry told the teen. "I wish you were the president," al-Nabulsi responded in English. "Thank you very much. So do I. Thank you for this," Kerry said. He asked for the boy's address, and al-Nabulsi gave him his mobile number.

This scene was a set-up; I'd bet any amount on it. Furthermore, the Bush administration continues to demonstrate a dangerous incompetence in media and PR matters by allowing these types of stunts by political opponents.

19 posted on 01/08/2005 12:42:43 PM PST by tarheelswamprat (Negotiations are the heroin of Westerners addicted to self-delusion.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Vn_survivor_67-68

Anythings possibel. He did get what is alledged to be a little boys "mobile number".


20 posted on 01/08/2005 12:44:54 PM PST by monkeywrench
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah
Kerry said there were "still concerns" that need to be addressed. "But I came away confident that the president and foreign minister are interested in moving in the right direction, and I am hopeful they will," he said.

After all, Assad is such a trustworthy soul. The only thing that Assad and his ilk understand is a swift kick up the bracket.

21 posted on 01/08/2005 12:45:02 PM PST by sofaman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah
A picture of this meeting:
22 posted on 01/08/2005 12:45:42 PM PST by KJC1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah
Are senators allowed to perform individual foreign policy? I thought their role was simply to advise and consent.

Otherwise, if memory serves me right, that's sedition at best, treason at worst.

What's the excuse for not burning this loser this time (Nixon was a wuss)?

23 posted on 01/08/2005 12:46:36 PM PST by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are hydrogen, ignorance and stupidity.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Go Gordon

"Yeah, 13 year old boys in Syria all have cell phones."

The ones using them to detonate their TNT belts, do!


24 posted on 01/08/2005 12:46:54 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Tom Bombadil
.......John Kerry should traipse off with Ramsey Clarke to some remote beach in Tahiti. They can enjoy their retirement together without further embarrassing themselves.

Haven't you heard, Ramsey Clark has joined the Saddam defense team, seriesly?

Maybe sKerry will testify at the trial about all of the Bush "lies" about Saddam, the dear man.

25 posted on 01/08/2005 12:48:01 PM PST by Mister Baredog (PLEASE be sure you have a flag up on your FReeper homepage.!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah

I'll cut Kerry some slack. He lost. He conceeded. We already knew that the terrorists were afraid of Bush and would rather have had Kerry as US President.

From our point of view, what could be better than Assad telling Kerry he wished the Dems had won? It pretty much proves our point.


26 posted on 01/08/2005 12:49:14 PM PST by Poser (Joining Belly Girl in the Pajamahadeen)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KJC1

skerry gets to meet one world leader.Wrong side I think.


27 posted on 01/08/2005 12:49:48 PM PST by jocko12
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: jocko12

"Im sorry my brother. Im sorry. I tried. Your monetary gifts were very kind. Do not worry, i will subvert at every chance while stil senator. Praise allah!"


28 posted on 01/08/2005 12:51:31 PM PST by samadams2000
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: KJC1

"Yes, Mr. Kerry. We have explosive vests in many sizes. We will find just the right fit for you and your guest. You said her name is Ms. Fonda, this is correct, yes?"

29 posted on 01/08/2005 12:52:07 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah

Were his first words in Syria "Did Jen-giss Kahhhn ever come through here?"


30 posted on 01/08/2005 12:52:11 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (...drowning someone ...I certainly wouldn't have had a part of that... --Capt. Teddy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah

Another perfectly good photo-op ruined by forgetting to have Tom Harkin tag along.


31 posted on 01/08/2005 12:57:19 PM PST by niteowl77 (Socialist: someone who can't find his ass despite using other peoples' hands in addition to his own.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tarheelswamprat
This scene was a set-up; I'd bet any amount on it.

I think it smells big-time too. Leave it to Kerry to squeeze in another "I was in Vietnam" moment during a visit to Syria.
P.S. Did you know Kerry was in Vietnam?
32 posted on 01/08/2005 12:59:25 PM PST by KJC1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah
For a moment I wondered if this (article) were a hoax. The AP/JP link proves otherwise.

Based on the reported dialog, the buffoon (obvious to whom I refer) was diplomatically skewered!

Idiocy!!!

33 posted on 01/08/2005 1:01:20 PM PST by March I up
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mister Baredog
Haven't you heard, Ramsey Clark has joined the Saddam defense team, seriesly?

More reason to stop embarrassing himself by going to Tahiti.

I can think of a whole bunch of people I like to retire to Tahiti. Pay the bill just as long as they stay away from foreign policy.

34 posted on 01/08/2005 1:01:43 PM PST by Tom Bombadil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: KJC1

What's wrong with this picture?

Why, it's a beautiful, ornate bar and table setup that looks like maybe a bartender, bottles and glasses have been removed before the photographer was let in.


35 posted on 01/08/2005 1:02:27 PM PST by debg
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Tom Bombadil
I can think of a whole bunch of people I like to retire to Tahiti.

I hear the Nicobar Islands are nice, let's send them there.

36 posted on 01/08/2005 1:03:59 PM PST by Mister Baredog (PLEASE be sure you have a flag up on your FReeper homepage.!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Poser
"My name is Osama Bin Laden, and I approved this message."


37 posted on 01/08/2005 1:06:10 PM PST by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: KJC1

kerrys treachery and treason against America with the Vn commies is precisely why he is attractive to the current enemies.


38 posted on 01/08/2005 1:07:45 PM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah
It's just another photo-op for the Traitor on the Treason '05 tour.
39 posted on 01/08/2005 1:12:05 PM PST by MKM1960
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Texas Eagle

Or maybe he said, " I have never felt so much at home ", as Strobe Talbot reportedly said in a trip to the Soviet Union.


40 posted on 01/08/2005 1:12:56 PM PST by Grateful One
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: MKM1960

It is a violation to try and negotiate with foreign countries where one had no authority. Unfortunately Kerry has never been held accountable for such violations.


41 posted on 01/08/2005 1:24:29 PM PST by pacpam (action=consequence applies in all cases)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah

The Kerry guy has a penchant for meeting with those who are our enemies, doesn't he? Or am I just imagining things?


42 posted on 01/08/2005 1:24:47 PM PST by Lunkhead_01
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tarheelswamprat
Furthermore, the Bush administration continues to demonstrate a dangerous incompetence in media and PR matters by allowing these types of stunts by political opponents.

I agree, but realistically how could the Bush administration put a stop to it?

43 posted on 01/08/2005 1:27:26 PM PST by The Real J Fate (Insane people are always sure that they are fine.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah
US Senator John Kerry said Saturday after talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad he is hopeful that strained US-Syrian relations can be improved.

How expectant of him, for when he finally decides to go to work to earn his wages, he does so on foreign ground.

44 posted on 01/08/2005 1:28:35 PM PST by EGPWS
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pacpam
Then possibly we need to write Sen. Frist and all Republican Senators and demand the the JFK be censured in the Senate. Then let them know if he doesn't stop being a global gadfly meeting heads of state without permission, he will face charges of treason.
45 posted on 01/08/2005 1:34:43 PM PST by MKM1960
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah

On offence is meant toward the poster of this thread. However, I am so tired of seeing the Traitor's name in print, that if he were to drop dead, I would not be upset about never even hearing about it.


46 posted on 01/08/2005 1:37:31 PM PST by Gator113
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah

Logan Act, anyone?


47 posted on 01/08/2005 1:42:24 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast (You're it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Joe 6-pack

good point...........Kerry and Carter have this insane view that meeting with our enemies is a worthwile endeavor....hey, i'm all for dimplomacy but he almost seems to diss his friends and half of America in his effort to appear diplomatic......well he is part of that, just a DIP


48 posted on 01/08/2005 1:49:42 PM PST by NorCalRepub
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah

Makes me gag!


49 posted on 01/08/2005 1:52:08 PM PST by mlc9852
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ooh-Ah

"Kerry meets with Assad."

Why not? Asses just as other species of a feather, flock together. (Anyone here that hasn't heard a jackass referred to as a Rocky Mountain canary?)


50 posted on 01/08/2005 1:57:48 PM PST by F.J. Mitchell (The Progrossive Democrats are never such a minority that they can't screw things up.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-74 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson