Skip to comments.Kerry, Hagel to appear before Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday
Posted on 09/02/2013 8:26:41 AM PDT by maggief
Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel are scheduled to testify Tuesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senate aides said Monday.
The appearance by Kerry and Hagel will be one of the most public parts of an intense lobbying effort underway by the Obama administration to garner congressional support for a resolution authorizing U.S. military intervention in Syria. The lobbying campaign includes in-person briefings for lawmakers, phone calls and meetings at the White House.
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I repeat...”Dumb and Dumber..”
You are sleepy, your eyelids are feeling heavy...
Dem side are morons..Menendez is an idiot..but there will be fireworks on the GOP side..McCain v. Paul..Johnny better be on his meds..
First dig a deep hole.
Then, when you discover you are in deep doodoo,
dig it deeper.
The Committee is chaired by Democrat Bob Menendez of New Jersey, and the Ranking Member is Republican Bob Corker of Tennessee.
Bob Menendez, New Jersey Chairman
Barbara Boxer, California
Ben Cardin, Maryland
Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire
Chris Coons, Delaware
Dick Durbin, Illinois
Tom Udall, New Mexico
Chris Murphy, Connecticut
Tim Kaine, Virginia
Ed Markey, Massachusetts
Bob Corker, Tennessee Ranking Member
Jim Risch, Idaho
Marco Rubio, Florida
Ron Johnson, Wisconsin
Jeff Flake, Arizona
John McCain, Arizona
John Barrasso, Wyoming
Rand Paul, Kentucky
The Republicans will be more like, “What can we do to help you, John, just say the word.”
disagree, my friend..Paul and Rubio will be together on this..and against McCain..wonder if Johnny will again tell them to “grow up and behave”
If you’re round, please start a live thread...
This should be LIVE on online on CSPAN
Corker wants us to attack Syria...
Rand Paul doesnt want us to...
Rubio is for sale to any of the Democrat ideals...
McCain is gungho for a war...
Flake has proven to be flakey lately...
We should start a LIVE thread tomorrow. I am not sure if I will get the chance.
Wow, they sure didn’t waste time sticking little Timmy the Eyebrow on a plum committee, did they? I’ll call his office and tell him I am opposed to any military shenanigans in Syria.
Fat lot of good it’ll do me. </ spit>
Rubio is definitely for sale ... an Elite wannabee.
AP: Russia may send lawmakers to U.S. to discuss Syria
by Amy Tennery (Reuters) 10:50 AM
Foreign Affairs Cmte ;@HFACDemocrats 3m
Walked out of classified briefing on Syria yesterday even more convinced the Pres is right: we need to respond to Syria’s CW use. #engelsays
Bring in the Experts!
Russia was at a UN meeting in the early 1950s to decide about going into Korea...
after lunch the Russians who disagreed didnt come back to the meeting...
that afternoon the Korean War was voted on by the rest of the countries...
the war hawks won...
For nearly 100 years the Russians as Communists have had this one attribute...
they cant be trusted...
"Yes, exactly, you soak the avocados in gin and then place them in a blender with even more gin. Here comes the waiter now."
Hagel has gone Neo-Con?
When does he resign in disgust?
Well, keep repeating it. Someone has to! Good grief!
Hagel and Kerry... does it get much worse than that?
Oh yes... the _resident.
No, he hasn't gone NeoCon, he is still a realist. Keep in mind that most or many of the Realists support intervening in Syria. They were opposed in 2011 and 2012 but gradually shifted. Obama hid behind the Realists' opposition but when they shifted, Obama had to shift also.
This article is about Senate Foreign Relation Committee in regard to bombing or sending missiles into Syria but back on May 22, 2013, the committee took a vote on whether or not to arm the Syrian Rebels. That vote came out 15 votes yes and 3 votes no. So based on that we can say 15 republicans and democrats said yes. Or, 15 NeoCons, Realists, and Liberal Interventionists said yes to arming the rebels.
And there were 3 republicans and democrats who voted no to arming the rebels. Or, two antiwar democrats(Wyden and Udall) plus the one republican isolationist(Rand Paul) voted no on arming the rebels. Not long after that republican Isolationist Mike Lee joined Paul, Wyden, and Udall in introducing legislation into the Senate opposing intervening in Syria.
After that committee vote was taken there was a lot of turmoil in Congress among many members of Congress over the issue of arming the rebels and it was never voted on in the Senate. Now the question is about lobbing a few missiles in.
Notice in the article it says that Corker had long opposed intervening in Syria but has now shifted. Corker, who replaced Lugar as GOP chairman of the committee, is the top Realist in the Senate.
Corker (or at least his people) have been very busy on his fb page. But every single post he puts up gets absolutely hammered.
amazing how much detailed info gets thrown your way on here .... by just asking a 4-word question.
Today’s Realist is tomorrow’s NeoCon.
And what does the Nixon Center think about Syria? Or have they gone off the beam of relevancy?
I recognize that a number of the Realists are questioning or rejecting "all in or all out". And they might be willing to put a foot or knee in but will not go waist deep.
I cannot expand. Yesterday’s Realists are today’s NeoCons.
Perhaps today’s isolationist worldview will be the one held by the NeoCons in the future ... and the country is forced to become less assertive in our foreign policy due to changes in circumstances.