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.
It’s the rice in his brain. You knew he was horribly wounded in Vietnam, right?
I hope that word gets added to Oxford dictionary soon!
Well lets see if I have this correct:
1 - Mac daddy blames the world
2 - Mac daddy blames congress
3 - Reich - blames kerry
4, 5, 6, 7, etc. blames to follow, which will not have any blame attached to mac daddy.
Obama is driving the bus, and getting Hitlery, Kerry, Hagel, Petraeus, et al, to go under the turning wheels. Thanks PJ-Comix.
I think he has bumbled into this by sheer incompetence*, and now wants to twist the situation into political cover for allowing Iran to achieve nuclear weapons. Once Congress turns down this stupid adventure, Obama and Hillary! 2016 will say, “If only the Republicans hadn’t tied the President’s hands with Syria, for crass political purposes and because they are racists, none of this would have happened.”
*On the incompetence: How is it conceivable that the President felt Syrian use of WMD was so likely that he needed to make his “red line” statement, but was caught with no planned response for crossing that line many months later?
Must have been entertaining when he and upchuck schumer were in proximity of the same camera.
um, gin soaked raisins, methinks...
I forgot where they lived... of course it has to be gin.