Skip to comments.Kerry refuses to rule out U.S. ground troops in Syria, then backtracks
Posted on 09/03/2013 1:22:06 PM PDT by Perdogg
Secretary of State John F. Kerry refused Tuesday to rule out putting U.S. troops on the ground in Syria, saying the president needs to retain the ability to send in forces in very select circumstances as the Obama administration officially began to make its case for retaliatory military strikes on the Assad regime.
Testifying to the Senate, Mr. Kerry accused critics of armchair isolationism and said there are risks to acting, but that the risks of inaction are even worse. But asked whether President Obama would accept an authorization from Congress that specifically banned putting U.S. troops on the ground in Syria, the secretary balked.
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No surprises. He’d probably refuse to rule out nuking Dallas, then backtrack on that as well.
Live Hearing is real interesting.
“God help us. These idiots are about to start WW3.”
Yup. They are. But let’s end the myth of them being stupid or idiotic. They aren’t. Evil is more like it.
Remember, Kerry was for Syria before he was against it. *GAH!*
Has Kerry cleared this with ValJar?
That is a true statement. What is the GOP going to say when this nonsense
goes badly wrong?
Amen. Not counting the many innocent human shields that will be killed.
A sad reminder.... wow, I’m actually tearing up right now.
Incompetence breeds incompetence.
Kerry can’t answer Rand Paul’s questions. John McCain snickers at Paul while he questions Kerry. John McCain is a senile old man.
So John Kerry, who served in Vietnam IIRC, would not want to rule out the ability to, oh, send in some advisors for example?
Are they prepared for such a possible event?
I fear for my country. It is lead by buffoons.
watching CSPAN online LIVE
Such a slapdown of Carry by Sen Rand Paul this past 1/2 hour
GO RAND GO
at 5.30 to 6PM EST
And the terrorist that did all that were collecting tax paid food stamps and other tax paid prizes and gifts...To the tune of hundreds of thousands of tax dollars.
And who rolled out the red carpet and welcomed them into the U.S.?
All brought to you by the U.S. Government.
Carry keeps saying all the American people want Barry to attack Syria
He also said that if Congress says NO Barry is still going to attack because thats what the Constitution allows him to do...
Sen Paul said “Ive been all over Kentucky for the past month Ive been to 40 cities. Not one pertson has told me they want us to attack Syria”
Kerry: “Why can’t I just waffle?”
That is reasonable. Unfortunately, too many Presidents look at bombing of a foreign country as a drive-by shooting. There must be a high threshold for a war; but once that threshold is exceeded, the war must be powerful, decisive, and short.
The goal of war is simply to force the other state to accept the will of the victor. It's not to "teach a lesson." But if Obama bombs Syria now, acceptance of what will can we expect? That Assad shouldn't poison "his people?" (Lots of fighters are not Syrians anyway.) But, quite likely, Assad was not even guilty of this particular use of chemical weapons. The whole military action has no purpose - except that is a typical drive-by, to get the enemy scared and for themselves to feel all-powerful.
Can you believe these people? obama didn’t draw a red line. It was hummanity.
“I don’t want to say this could lead to ground warfare... but this could lead to ground warfare”