Skip to comments.Kerry: Bush officials 'so discredited' they're not relevant to Syria debate
Posted on 09/05/2013 6:06:04 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Kerry: Bush officials 'so discredited' they're not relevant to Syria debate By Julian Pecquet - 09/05/13 08:41 PM ET
Bush administration officials are so discredited by the war in Iraq that their criticism of President Obama on Syria is irrelevant, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.
Kerry's comments on MSNBC's All in with Chris Hayes come after former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on Wednesday called Obama the nation's so-called commander in chief. And Bush's hawkish ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, said Tuesday he'd vote no to avoid taking sides.
It just doesn't make a difference to me, because they're so discredited by their own judgments that it's hard to see that they have a judgment today that is relevant to this, Kerry said. I'll listen to people whose judgment I clearly trust and respect.
Kerry went on to vow that the limited action considered for Syria won't turn into another Iraq or Afghanistan, the two wars that began under Bush.
We are not presenting to the American people the same shoddy intelligence that was presented to the American people back in Iraq, he said. We will not put American boots on the ground. We will not take over a civil war in which the United States clearly has no interest being directly involved.
Bush has decided to remain silent.
The president's got a tough choice to make, he told Fox News last week, "and if he decides to use our military, he'll have the greatest military ever backing him up.
Kerry's appearance on the liberal show aimed to shore up support for the authorization to use force in Syria, which faces an uphill battle in the House.
While Republicans make up 80 of the 110 House members leaning towards voting no, according to The Hill's latest whip count, 30 are Democrats. Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) is even rallying support against the measure: His online petition had garnered more than 50,000 signatures as of Thursday evening.
Buffoons and clowns are in charge now.
This from someone who actively supported America’s Communist enemies during the 1970s.
Bite me you tax evading catspoop boy
And Kerry is not discredited? What an upside down world we live in.
So sayeth the Candidate who campaigned on a ‘global test’ before taking military action.
Did he find a group of our military and call them baby killers while he was at it? We live in bizzaro world.
ouch...Kerry is nothing more than a pin prick
“[W]e urge you,after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S.Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq’s refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs.” Letter to President Clinton, signed by:—Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry,
“I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force — if necessary — to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.” —Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002
“Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation.. And now he is miscalculating America’s response to his continueddeceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real...”
—Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003
Kerry you were Swift boated, remember? You are the one discredited you oaf
This is the guy who selected John Edwards to be his running mate.
And yet the obama administration desperately wants republicans to support his Syrian misadventure...
But insults them at the same time.
—This is beyond comedy............
You can’t make this stuff up...
This administration is so egocentric and narcissistic
that it unconsciously self mocks
John and Barry are sooooooooooooo credible
yes. so much better to let our Viet Nam war hero “diplomat” lead us into war on behalf of O’s AlQuaida friends