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Administration Makes Syria Policy Off the Cuff Again!
White House Dossier ^ | 9/6/2013 | Keith Koffler

Posted on 09/09/2013 8:46:39 PM PDT by Hoodat

OMG these people really are bad. I mean, what a three-ring circus. Are they just so full of themselves that they think they can say whatever they want and don’t have to discipline their speech to hew to an actual policy?

Obama, you remember, drew a red line off the top of his head committing us to military action against Syria. And now Secretary of State John Kerry has offered Syria a splendid opportunity to delay, confuse the issue, and confound the United States.

Asked at a news conference today in Britain if there was anything Syrian President Assad could do to avoid an attack, Kerry mused, “Sure, he could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week — turn it over, all of it, without delay and allow the full and total accounting.”

Kerry’s own spokeswoman described this as a rhetorical exercise rather than a proposal, according to the New York Times.

But the Russians, who practice diplomacy like an art form and love to confuse issues, could barely contain their delight. They decided, with rational thought that somehow eludes U.S. leaders, that what the Secretary of State says is in fact U.S. policy. And so Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who was meeting in Moscow with Syria’s foreign minister, Walid al-Moallem, offered Russia’s kind assistance in corralling Syria’s chemical weapons. Moallem said Syria “welcomes” Russia’s proposal.

So now, completely by accident, a very serious alternative to bombing Syria has emerged. The opportunity here for mischief and delay is unlimited – Oh, we’re rounding up the weapons, but this takes time, and of course UN inspectors must confirm, and – wait – aren’t there a few more? . . .

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: accordingtoplan; bailout; kerry; obamasplan; russia; syria; wmd
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We are so screwed. This may be the dumbest move by a Secretary of State in US history, and we will still be paying for it years down the road.
1 posted on 09/09/2013 8:46:39 PM PDT by Hoodat
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To: penelopesire

ping. This guy nails it. We are back to where we were dealing with Saddam post-9/11.


2 posted on 09/09/2013 8:47:54 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Hoodat
The Charlie Rose interview of President Assad was something else.

Rose is an imbecile. Assad, on the other hand, actually made sense.

3 posted on 09/09/2013 8:49:12 PM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Hoodat
Are they just so full of themselves that they think they can say whatever they want and don’t have to discipline their speech to hew to an actual policy?

They have near total control of the US media and they know they will get cover.

4 posted on 09/09/2013 8:51:51 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Hoodat

John F Kerry, employee of the month


5 posted on 09/09/2013 8:52:02 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Hoodat

It’s okay, obviously God had a hand in it, and caused the pompous moron to utter that statement. Millions of prayers were answered and WWIII postponed for a little longer. Make the most of it...


6 posted on 09/09/2013 8:54:44 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Slyfox

Clown Prince president. Clown Car administration members. Clown interviewers. I feel it insulting that they don’t wear clown suits and clown shoes.


7 posted on 09/09/2013 8:55:06 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: GeronL

They may get cover. But America will not. Somewhere down the line, we will have to deal with this just like we did with Saddam, because with this ‘international inspector’ BS, we are now locked in for years to come.


8 posted on 09/09/2013 8:58:26 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Errant

I actually had similar thoughts.


9 posted on 09/09/2013 9:01:02 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: Errant

Yeppers!


10 posted on 09/09/2013 9:02:15 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: ogen hal

11 posted on 09/09/2013 9:04:33 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Hoodat
>"what a three-ring circus."

That's the point, to distract from the Hussein / Morsi Egyptian Terrorist Trials!

12 posted on 09/09/2013 9:06:24 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: Hoodat

Putting the “rebels” into power was never the answer.


13 posted on 09/09/2013 9:06:50 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: ogen hal
I feel it insulting that they don’t wear clown suits and clown shoes.

They do.

14 posted on 09/09/2013 9:09:32 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Hoodat
ad hoc foreign policy?
Make it up as you go.
problem is, Putin is playing chess, Obama does not even know how to play checkers and thinks he is playing 3D Chess . You are correct this country's prestige is down the toilet.
15 posted on 09/09/2013 9:09:40 PM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires protecting their turf.)
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To: Steven Tyler

>> John F Kerry, employee of the month

I didn’t realize Hell acknowledged “employee of the month”.


16 posted on 09/09/2013 9:10:09 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Hoodat
This administration has no idea what "policy" is...or how it should be made.

With them, everything is impromptu, off-the-cuff, make it up as you go along.

These are not serious people. And that's gong to make for a long -- and dangerous -- 44 months to go.

17 posted on 09/09/2013 9:13:50 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Errant

“It’s okay, obviously God had a hand in it, and caused the pompous moron to utter that statement. Millions of prayers were answered and WWIII postponed for a little longer. Make the most of it...”

Eyes likes your thinkin’, Errant. And my bet is you’re right on the money.


18 posted on 09/09/2013 9:15:27 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: BerryDingle

Who the hell is that? OMG


19 posted on 09/09/2013 9:22:35 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Tupelo

Putin is playing poker.
Obama plays pokee...


20 posted on 09/09/2013 9:22:55 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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