Skip to comments.John Kerry to Democrats: ‘Munich moment’
Posted on 09/02/2013 1:02:00 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
John Kerry to Democrats: Munich moment By: John Bresnahan and Seung Min Kim and Jonathan Allen September 2, 2013 01:29 PM EDT
Secretary of State John Kerry told House Democrats that the United States faced a Munich moment in deciding whether to respond to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government.
In a 70-minute conference call on Monday afternoon, Kerry derided Syrian President Bashar Assad as a two-bit dictator who will continue to act with impunity, and he urged lawmakers to back President Barack Obamas plan for limited, narrow strikes against the Assad regime, Democratic sources on the call said.
Kerrys derisive comments on Assad and his reference to the 1938 Munich agreement between Adolf Hitler and British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain - after which Chamberlain infamously declared it would lead to peace for our time - showed the hard line the White House is taking in its drive for congressional approval of the Syrian resolution. Top administration officials argue that a failure by the United States to respond to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime would only lead to more violence and instability in the region.
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It sounds more like a Munchkin Moment.
“Kerry derided Syrian President Bashar Assad as a two-bit dictator
“And I know what I am talking about - I hang out with him all the time!”
President Obama is still trying to figure out “who’s ass to kick”.
Hitlers “victory” at Munich led to Nuremberg. Maybe we can get lucky and have another version of those trials some day and try and convict those who waged war against the United States.....both foreign and domestic enemies.
This administration hopes for another Munich massacre, but they will take what they can get.
Or how he is going to “plug the damn hole..”
In European press they’re saying that the West hasn’t learned anything since the Algerian War. Well, the US hasn’t learned anything since Libya and Egypt, that’s for sure.
That is funny, because it’s true.
From the very beginning, this is “wag the dog” BS.
He’s referring to Neville Chamberlain’s deal with Hitler at Munich. But he’s not blaming it on Obama or himself, he’s blaming the Republicans in congress—of course.
Senator Kerry, why the long face?
In his latest Ramirez covers:
Syria Denies Using Chemical Weapons
Let me guess... someone stole his sweet-roll.
Meh, 0bama drew a line in the sand, years ago.
The sun still rises, the birds sing, life goes on.
Give Assad the room to eliminate the Al Queda fighters, and let Allah sort it out
It much more closely resembles the British ill-conceived decision to enter World War I. It got into the war for ill-defined reasons, not really compelled by any treaty, it became embroiled in a bloodbath that cost Britain a generation of its youth, nearly bankrupted the nation, began the fracturing of the Empire, uprooted its entire social structure, invested the country in pacifism leading to Munich, and ruined the nation with cynicism.
As I recall, the British Foreign Minister of the time, John Kerry's equivalent as Secretary of State, had much to do with committing Great Britain to that terrible war.
I am so glad it isn’t just me, who has no clue to what Kerry is talking about.
Man, you beat me to it. I picture him as just one of those silly little creatures.
Is it not enough that he has overseen the criminal coverup
of MANPADs and SAMs transfers to al Qaeda at Benghazi?
Now, he wants the Pentagon (bombed by al Qaeda)
to defend HIS Impostor-Calph’s MB and al Qaeda.
He’s either referring to:
* the Munich of Neville Chamberlain: “This is peace in our time”;
* the 1972 Munich massacre at the hands of (wait for it) Muslim terrorists.
He has said so many outrageous things - but that one may top them all
And one of our talented feepers need to photoshop in Kerry’s fat face
on a Munchen. LOL
I’m thinking more along the lines of a Reichstag moment.
Doubtful John F'n Kerry-Heinz said that during his cozy dinner with Bashar.
Wow. This namecalling is diplomacy.
Just when does this fool realize he is a fool and resign?
These are the times that try men’s souls, so go break a leg for this great Munich moment in history...
Exactly! That's why Obama decided to drop this in Congress' lap.
He’s proably pointing out that Obama is a 64-bit dictator.
Reichstag fire or Olympic Massacre?
Right after he catches this football!
The US hasn’t learnt nothin’ since November 2008!
A one-bit traitor calling someone a two-bit dictator.
Call the UN!!! Assad is going to invade France!
He’s trying to say that he’s a chocolate doughnut?
Just when does this fool realize he is a fool and resign?
They will be eating ice cream in hell when that happens.
It got into the war for ill-defined reasons, not really compelled by any treaty.
They did however have a four power neutrality agreement
It was a mess any way you look at it.
The Serbs agreed to all the Austrian demands...but one.
That was enough for Austria.
We have no business getting involved in this current
fiasco. If the UN want’s to do something....let them.
Kerry derided Syrian President Bashar Assad as a two-bit dictator who will continue to act with impunity,
Then Kerry looking confused asked “ Did I just say Assad? because I was thinking Obama”.
I’m surprised Lurch can spell “Munich”. Much less understand what it meant.
A yea vote will have the media blaming republicans for sending us to war and a no will have the media say that republicans support murdering innocent women and children.
Either way Obama is going to Syria and assisting alqaeda and the Muslim brotherhood. That was the plan all along. Only reason to get congress involved is so they can be a scapegoat for the outcome.
He is referencing the ‘38 Munich. He thinks that if we fail to stop Syria now, Assad will turn into a megalomaniac, bent on world domination.
Yes, I know it is just silly to read that.
He should call in some Neo Cons...those guys can put together a show and start a War.
Where he sees 1938...I kind of see 1898—and the start of the Spanish American War. The folks in DC are just itching to launch some tomahawks.
OT - what is going on with Kerry’s face?!
Still trying to understand the Munich comparison. Now who is Hitler and who is chamberlain in this comparison?
Too bad Kerry didn't take such a strong stand when we were already in a shooting war with Iraq and with the Taliban. Does anyone else find this hypocrisy staggering, even for Democrats?
I'd be more surprised if he can pronounce it.