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Bill Clinton: 'Who cares' how Syria deal developed?
The Hill ^

Posted on 09/17/2013 8:55:48 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Bill Clinton: 'Who cares' how Syria deal developed? By Justin Sink - 09/17/13 09:43 AM ET

Former president Bill Clinton dismissed criticism of the Obama Administration's handling of the crisis in Syria, arguing that ultimately there was an "inherent and enduring benefit" to striking a deal with the Assad regime to turn over its chemical weapons.

Critics of the administration have said that the deal — which grew out of an offhand remark made by Secretary of State John Kerry at a press conference in London — is evidence that the Obama administration lacks a coherent foreign policy. Others have charged that the agreement, brokered by Russia, increases the stature and credibility of the Kremlin in the Middle East.

But Clinton said Americans should focus on the outcomes over the process.

“Now, there are some who say well, you know, this gives the initiative to Putin," Clinton told CNN's Fareed Zakaria in an interview airing on "New Day." "And, who cares how it came up? John Kerry got asked, well, ‘what can we do to stop you from bombing,’ and he said ‘make the problem go away.’ So Putin says, ‘OK, I’ll do that.’"

Clinton conceded that there remained the "separate issue" of the deal giving Russia leverage and maintaining the power of the Assad regime.

"But there is inherent and enduring benefit in taking a step that has the potential to rid the world of these chemical weapons," Clinton said.

The former president also sought to explain the rationale behind Obama's decision to seek congressional approval for a use of force, saying he thought a failed vote in the British Parliament likely concerned Obama.

"I think it made [President Obama] think, you know, this is something the country ought to do together. We can’t pretend that this is not important," Clinton said.

On Saturday, Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced an accord in Geneva that lays out a plan to secure and then destroy Syria's chemical weapons arsenal.

The deal is expected to prevent military action, although President Obama said in a statement that “there are consequences should the Assad regime not comply.”


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; corruptclintons; criminalcharges; goawy; mccain; nomoreclintons; power; saudipuppet; soros
Yeah, after all, what difference does it make?
1 posted on 09/17/2013 8:55:48 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

No doubt Slick Willy would be perfectly okay with Putin as the new President of the United States.


2 posted on 09/17/2013 8:56:59 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Sub-Driver

Who cares about Obama and Kerry’s fecklessness?

Iran, Syria, Russia, China, NKorea.


3 posted on 09/17/2013 8:58:15 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Who cares what the buffoon thinks?


4 posted on 09/17/2013 8:58:30 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Clintoon still can’t keep it zipped.


5 posted on 09/17/2013 8:59:14 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Who cares who made the veal oscar, just pass it bitch"

A conversation at the Clinton dinner table...........

6 posted on 09/17/2013 9:01:16 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Do we have it on video? “Who cares” with “What difference does it make” could make for some good campaign ads.


7 posted on 09/17/2013 9:01:19 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Sub-Driver

Hillary must be drafting his remarks.
Ain’t love sweet ?


8 posted on 09/17/2013 9:03:00 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Sub-Driver
Because, Bill, the way that the deal went down diminished us in the eyes of the world.

But you already knew that.

9 posted on 09/17/2013 9:05:07 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Sub-Driver

10 posted on 09/17/2013 9:06:24 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When your policy is to rob Peter to pay Paul, you can count on enthusiastic support from Paul.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Who cares?” = “We can’t figure out how to blame it on Bush or the Tea Party.”


11 posted on 09/17/2013 9:06:59 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Very simple Bill. Americans expect honesty and integrity out of their President and his staff. Not only was our President trying to drum up support for bombing WMD facilities over questionable data, but he is now lying about why he decided not to bomb WMD facilities.


12 posted on 09/17/2013 9:07:39 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (I think Obama and crew feel that time is being wasted and that we need to get the jump on Russian sh)
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To: Sub-Driver

Who cares? Obviously this White House if you are still talking about it!


13 posted on 09/17/2013 9:07:57 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just saying and doing what Communists say and do.


14 posted on 09/17/2013 9:08:18 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Sub-Driver

No. “Who cares?” about anything the worthless klintoon degenerate might utter.


15 posted on 09/17/2013 9:11:11 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yet again Bill Clinton has rhetorically plunged the knife into Obama’s back and twisted it with glee.

By saying “who cares” how the Obama regime stumbled into its “deal” with Putin, he is drawing attention to the ineptness of Obama and Kerry as they demonstrate their unreadiness to occupy the world stage.

Making a statement akin to “Don’t think about Obama’s failures” is guaranteed to make people think about Obama’s failures.

Once again Billy Boy is playing his passive-aggressive games.


16 posted on 09/17/2013 9:13:59 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Lazamataz
Because, Bill, the way that the deal went down diminished us in the eyes of the world.

^this
17 posted on 09/17/2013 9:21:12 AM PDT by ratzoe (damn, I miss Barbara Olson)
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To: Sub-Driver
The original "WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?!"


18 posted on 09/17/2013 9:25:43 AM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Jack Hammer

I’d swap the one we have for Putin.


19 posted on 09/17/2013 9:28:09 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just like his sow spouse: `What difference does it make, as long as ah got mine?’.


20 posted on 09/17/2013 9:29:43 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Zeppo
We were constantly told that we got two for the price of one with the Clinton's’, and now I totally believe it. A pair of Jokers, not aces. Who cares and what difference does it make is confirmation of the cause for loathing of that couple.
21 posted on 09/17/2013 9:30:19 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: Sub-Driver

For those people who are still fighting the cold war, this is very, very, important.


22 posted on 09/17/2013 9:36:41 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Sub-Driver

This is for you pervert and your friend Obama..

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 158 helpful votes

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”


23 posted on 09/17/2013 9:38:13 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Sub-Driver
Yep! "My EBT card works still works, that is al I give a damn about". Is now the battle cry of what was once America.

On a more personal note, Yesterday [Monday} I was in Publix Supermarket in Plant City, Florida. The man ahead of me in line had a jug of water and some sandwiches. He went to pay for them with an EBT card. The State of Florida had sent notices and they were taped close to all EBT readers and read that on Monday September 16, 2013, the system would be shut down from X to Y time because the State was changing processing vendors and this was in the timeframe mentioned. The cashier informed him that the EBT machine was not working. He replied, O.k., reached into his pocket , took out his wallet, put his EBT card back in it, and then pulled out a wad of bills that would choke a Mississippi mule and paid for his merchandise.

24 posted on 09/17/2013 9:40:05 AM PDT by sport
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To: Sub-Driver

Exactly what I thought!


25 posted on 09/17/2013 9:43:04 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

26 posted on 09/17/2013 9:47:46 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“Hillary must be drafting his remarks.”

Haha . . . what difference does it make?

A Clinton is a Clinton is a Clinton, and a Clinton by any other name would smell as foul.


27 posted on 09/17/2013 9:49:21 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: Sub-Driver

YOU SOUND LIKE YOUR BITCH BILLY BOY!


28 posted on 09/17/2013 9:54:38 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hillary has obviously been told to shut up and go away by Obama.


29 posted on 09/17/2013 10:09:47 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sub-Driver
Former president Bill Clinton dismissed criticism of the Obama Administration's handling of the crisis in Syria, arguing that ultimately there was an "inherent and enduring benefit" to striking a deal with the Assad regime to turn over its chemical weapons.

But the turn-over will never happen Billy Boy. There will be talk and talk and talk and the MSM will slowly ease the story out of the news and the low-information types will forget about Syria.

30 posted on 09/17/2013 10:18:32 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Who cares what a lying rapist thinks?


31 posted on 09/17/2013 10:22:19 AM PDT by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: Sub-Driver
Why didn't Reagan try the "who cares how the Contras got weapons" argument?

Oh, that's right... Clinton sympathizers indicated Caspar Weinberger over it, just in time to benefit Clinton's campaign for president.

Democrats don't care now, but they sure cared then.

-PJ

32 posted on 09/17/2013 10:38:49 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Sub-Driver
“Now, there are some who say well, you know, this gives the initiative to Putin," Clinton told CNN's Fareed Zakaria in an interview airing on "New Day." "And, who cares how it came up?

Monica cared how it came up, but in the words of hildabitch,"What difference does it make , now that bill can't get it up, even using viagra. "

33 posted on 09/17/2013 11:03:49 AM PDT by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Road to Moscow: Bill Clinton’s Early Activism
34 posted on 09/17/2013 8:20:16 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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