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Sending Kerry To Iran? A Throughly Bad Idea (Barry Rubin Alert)
Barry Rubin Reports | 12/27/2009 | Barry Rubin

Posted on 12/27/2009 11:24:21 AM PST by goldstategop

The story of the United States and Iran regarding sanctions and pressures reminds me of Woody Allen's joke in the film "Sleeper" after he awakes following 2000 years asleep: My analyst was a strict Freudian and if I'd been going four times a week all this time I'd be cured by now.

The proposal to send Senator John Kerry to Iran is one more signal that the Obama Administration seemingly will do anything to avoid, or at least postpone, increasing sanctions on Iran because of that country's nuclear weapons' drive. Such a move can only be taken by Tehran as further proof--in its eyes--of American cowardice. Obviously, this gambit would gain nothing.

In addition, the choice of Kerry is a very bad one. Despite his distinguished appearance and unearned reputation for international sophistication, Kerry is known in the Senate as one of its dumbest and least accomplished members. In 30 years, he has not initiated a single idea, piece of legislation, or even memorable speech.

And, of course, he would be eager to make some—almost any--deal for his own personal glory and reluctant to be really tough lest he, and the Obama Administration which he supports, would appear to be a failure.

This is a terrible choice and it sends a dangerous signal. Hopefully, Iran's regime will reject it. Nowadays we are reduced to hoping that our enemies' arrogance and intransigence will force democratic governments to get a backbone.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; Philosophy; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: appeasement; bho44; bhoforeignpolicy; bhoiran; iran; johnfkinkerry; kerry; rubinreports
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Sending Kerry to Iran? A Throughly Bad Idea

This observation by Barry Rubin says its all about Kerry's qualifications to be Obama's emissary to Tehran:

Kerry is known in the Senate as one of its dumbest and least accomplished members. In 30 years, he has not initiated a single idea, piece of legislation, or even memorable speech.

Dumb, dumber, and dumberer. Here's betting even the mullahs turn Kerry down.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

1 posted on 12/27/2009 11:24:25 AM PST by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop

If he stays there: A good idea.


2 posted on 12/27/2009 11:25:42 AM PST by rbosque (11 year Freeper! The real reason the left wants to disarm us is becoming clearer.)
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To: goldstategop

Great idea. With luck, they will hold him hostage.


3 posted on 12/27/2009 11:25:47 AM PST by anton
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To: rbosque
If he stays there: A good idea.

Too bad he's the last person anyone would want as a hostage...

4 posted on 12/27/2009 11:26:37 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (if you can read this you're too close.)
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To: goldstategop
Sending Kerry To Iran? A Thoroughly Bad Idea

Not letting him come back? A Thoroughly Excellent idea!

5 posted on 12/27/2009 11:29:07 AM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Unfortunately very true.


6 posted on 12/27/2009 11:30:28 AM PST by rbosque (11 year Freeper! The real reason the left wants to disarm us is becoming clearer.)
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To: goldstategop

Hey John, why the long face?


7 posted on 12/27/2009 11:32:14 AM PST by MGMSwordsman
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To: goldstategop

After we are nuked by these bugs, Obama’s administration and the dems will loudly proclaim, “The System Worked”.


8 posted on 12/27/2009 11:35:37 AM PST by Gator113 (Obama is America's First Failed Black Pres-dent.....)
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To: goldstategop

Maybe they’ll arrest him ....


9 posted on 12/27/2009 11:40:31 AM PST by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: anton

With luck, they will hold him hostage.

Doggone it, you beat me, and I so wanted to be first to say it.

10 posted on 12/27/2009 11:41:46 AM PST by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: rbosque
If he stays there: A good idea.

Especially, if he takes that other traitor Harkin with him.

11 posted on 12/27/2009 11:45:09 AM PST by depressed in 06 (Tea parties today, Lexington tomorrow.)
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To: rbosque

If he stays there: A good idea.”

Exactly....Give him a one-way ticket and passport only.

Put him of the no-fly list!!


12 posted on 12/27/2009 11:45:43 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: goldstategop
Hey maybe 'ol Combat-John' could take his famed 8mm camera along ... that way, if the newsmedia misses any of his heroics, he and his staff could film and prance around in their own recreated home movie ... kinda like he did in Viet Nam.

I really hope I live long enough to piss on this POS's grave.

13 posted on 12/27/2009 11:47:17 AM PST by CIBvet (So how's all this FAST TRACKED - FREE TRADE workin' out for you so far Comrade ?)
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To: rbosque
If he stays there: A good idea.

lol just what I was thinking

14 posted on 12/27/2009 11:57:35 AM PST by Aracelis
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15 posted on 12/27/2009 12:05:32 PM PST by free1977free
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To: goldstategop

I agree, this is a great idea...Send him on full diplomatic orders to deliver a stern note, warning that continued nuclear weapons development would be met by stiff sanctions...

Ohhhh, I’m wee weeing and shaking in muh boots...


16 posted on 12/27/2009 12:13:49 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus sayin')
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To: goldstategop

Not if it’s just a one-way ticket


17 posted on 12/27/2009 12:16:34 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: goldstategop

I think it would be a good idea. Tell him to go stick his head inside some of these centrifuges to make sure they don’t have any high grade uranium in them.


18 posted on 12/27/2009 12:28:17 PM PST by Brilliant
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19 posted on 12/27/2009 12:48:47 PM PST by Iron Munro (God is great - Beer is good - People are crazy.)
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To: goldstategop

Only if Iran keeps him.


20 posted on 12/27/2009 12:52:46 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: goldstategop

Sounds like a win - win situation if they keep his sorry @$$.............red


21 posted on 12/27/2009 1:08:53 PM PST by rednek ("Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.")
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To: goldstategop

Why should he not be sent to see the allies of congress in Iran?

/S/

IMHO


22 posted on 12/27/2009 2:10:28 PM PST by ripley
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To: free1977free

That is still a classic photo of old Lurch. Looks like he is waiting to be “swift-booted!”

I’d like to sear a few things into his memory.


23 posted on 12/27/2009 2:56:33 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (US out of the UN - UN out of the US)
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To: ridesthemiles

Send them a lifetime supply of ketchup.


24 posted on 12/27/2009 3:24:19 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I have lived here all my life, and now is the first time I am ashamed of my country)
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To: goldstategop

Make sure he has a protest sign with him.


25 posted on 12/27/2009 4:26:29 PM PST by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: goldstategop
Kerry is known in the Senate as one of its dumbest and least accomplished members. In 30 years, he has not initiated a single idea, piece of legislation, or even memorable speech.

I'll bet Joe Biden gave him a run for his money. The Dems nominate Kerry as their Presidential candidate and Biden was select as VP. How smart can we be?

26 posted on 12/27/2009 6:43:00 PM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: norge

It had to be said. We have Carter with a tan in the Whitehouse. We might as well have hostages in Iran. And what better hostage could there be.


27 posted on 12/27/2009 7:15:13 PM PST by anton
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To: anton

lol


28 posted on 12/27/2009 8:10:43 PM PST by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: free1977free

We could also use an ambassador to the moon.


29 posted on 12/28/2009 5:43:16 AM PST by sig226 (Bring back Jimmy Carter!)
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To: goldstategop

As much I as I disagree with Kerry, I hope the iranians don’t know or find out about Kerry’s connection with zionists and the mossad!

Its pretty much a secret, thats why I am posting this to you privately, as its not really for public knowledge, and if got out while he was visiting Iran, well, they might not appreciate knowing how rahm emanual has connected Kerry to Israel....


30 posted on 12/29/2009 11:11:19 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: free1977free
lol, that reminds me of my greatest thread here on FR.

"Post your Kerry Girlie Man Pictures Here"

31 posted on 01/02/2010 12:44:16 PM PST by OldCorps
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To: goldstategop
*Headline Only* Great Idea if it's a one-way ticket.
32 posted on 01/02/2010 12:49:58 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (If you remove the first Amendment, we'll be forced to move on to the next one.)
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