Skip to comments.Robert Reich Blames Kerry for Syria Fiasco on his Facebook Page
Posted on 09/08/2013 6:56:54 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
The driving force behind the folly of bombing Syria is Secretary of State John Kerry. Im told Chuck Hegel has strong reservations, as do the Pentagons top generals. But Kerry has no reservations at all, and has convinced the President to stake much of his second-term presidency on it. Why? Its possible, of course, that Kerry honestly believes that a punitive military strike against Assad is necessary, and that the benefits of such a strike would outweigh the potential costs. But I suspect something else is going on. Kerry is an intelligent man, but he has a fatal flaw. He craves the limelight. He wants to be in the center of the action and attention. Over the years I heard again and again from his Senate colleagues that Kerry grandstanded and wanted all the credit, said things that would get him on the evening news, pushed too fast and too far in order to make his mark. Recently he seemed to be making progress getting the Israelis and Palestinians back to the table, but perhaps he sensed that the incipient talks would drag on forever, and needed a new cause.
Forty years ago John Kerry called for an end to the Vietnam War but in his public pronouncements this past week he has sounded eerily like Robert McNamara in that tragic time urging that America show resolve, that our credibility is at stake, that our enemies are watching, that we mustnt back down. These were not then, and they are not now, reasoned arguments; they are exhortations. Kerry is on the warpath. The President is ultimately responsible, of course, but I fear he is listening mainly to the loudest voice in the room. And that loud voice is channeling loud voices from America's past -- voices that have led us seriously awry.
oh please let it be so
and let the mess he gets us into in Syria be part of his campaign
but heyyyy, what about “the sheriff?”
That really smart foreign policy experienced guy who supposed to balance inexperienced barry- Joe thinks he is owed the presidency next and has just been “Biden” his time
speaking of Jane- has she come out yet in support of bombing Syria? Is she gonna go over and pose with the “rebels” beheading some Christians or something?
Hillary be MIA
but then she DID rent a summer beach house in the Hamptons for $200,000 a month
so let her finish her hard earned vacation, you sexists!
Now that things aren’t working out too well for the POS, a fall guy must be found, and Kerry is the man.
But, the larger point as to exactly what is driving this road to war is not clear. Are there other insane people behind the curtain (banksters, internationalists) controlling 0bama’s every move? Or is it really just 0bama and his obsessive hate of America, nurtured by an upbringing of communist, atheistic and anti-American propaganda?
I stopped reading right there.
putin and reichhhhhhhhhh... all of the hard core commies are turning against the gay one.
GOOD! We need the comic relief in America.
I meant to include this. Remembering back it was just hilarious when lurch asked, “Can I get me a hunt’n license in here”.... or when he had aids releasing birds in the brush so kerry could shoot them... or when he “was before it before he was against it”... and his para-sailing and Thurston Howell III lifestyle... and a wife drunk on rum soaked raisins... the Swifties... (including 19 Medal of Honor recipients) wrote a book detailing the service of a liar, cheater and coward. Good times!
Who among us gives a $#!T what Robert Reiiiiiiiii...cha thinks!!!
They say men of his statue are in "short" supply.
There are those who think "little" of him.
So, Hllary is not actually saying that she supports a military strike against Syria. All she's really saying here is that she supports Obama's decision to kick this over to congress for authorization. Again, her statement leaves plenty of wiggle room for her if this goes bad.
I don’t quite get bombing Syria to a message to Iran.
Why not just bomb Iran?
But then, I’m not an intelligent man like Kerry.
Kerry's fatal flaw is his intelligence.
General Wesley Clark US Planned Invasion of Seven Countries Back In 2001
Lebanon Check (see assassination of Rafic Hariri and the Cedar Revolution)
Sudan Check (Southern Sudan became a sovereign State on 9 July 2011)
Syria Currently in progress
Iran The saber rattling and war propaganda has reached a fever pitch.
So what is Kerry now?
Dear King Obama,
When even your pet dwarf is against you...
The people behind the curtain are the Sunni Saudis and Qataris, controlling O’s every move.