Skip to comments.A Flock of Doves: With Kerry at State, Hagel At Defense Would Be Dangerous.
Posted on 12/22/2012 6:36:21 PM PST by Steelfish
December 21, 2012 A Flock of Doves With Kerry at State, Hagel At Defense Would Be Dangerous. Article
President Obama began to unveil his second-term national security team on Friday, choosing John Kerry as the next Secretary of State. The Massachusetts Senator shares the President's view of diminished American power and influence, which should only compound skepticism about the mooted selection of Chuck Hagel to lead the Pentagon.
Mr. Obama has found his mirror-image in Mr. Kerry, who for 30 years has been one of the Democratic Party's leading doves. The Senator's antiwar activism after Vietnam is well known and may have cost him the Presidency in 2004. But that shouldn't bar him from State, where his job will be diplomacy at the behest of the President.
The bigger question is how much fortitude Mr. Kerry will show in pursuing U.S. interests. His instincts have typically been to oppose the use of American force abroad and to engage adversaries as if they share our own peaceful goals. Like Joe Biden, he resisted Ronald Reagan's policies that ended the Cold War, opposed the Gulf War in 1990, supported the Iraq war but then changed his mind, and opposed the 2007 surge that salvaged Iraq.
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More like stool pigeons or winged jackasses.
They’re sheep, not doves.
“The Senator’s antiwar activism after Vietnam..”
And DURING Vietnam.
John F’ing TRAITOR Kerry.
I was thinkin'.... more like.....
Or even compare them to ......
Just my humble..... plz
I LIKE THAT!!
These clowns, bad as they are, aren’t the policy setters. That’s the King Clown, Obama.
Every day I am more convinced that we need to bring the troops home. These brave men and women don’t deserve to be stabbed in the back by both these idiots. We need to stop spending money on ungrateful people. Same goes for any troops in Europe. Keep one base, but close everything else up.
John Kerry’s appointment must not be ratified absent an abject apology from him for the appalling insult he levelled against every American military person that served in Viet Nam during the Viet Nam war.
We went from bad to worse four years ago. This about to take us from worse to unbelievable.