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Kerry: 'It was easier' in Cold War
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Posted on 04/22/2014 12:05:15 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Kerry: 'It was easier' in Cold War AFP 2 hours ago

Washington (AFP) - Secretary of State John Kerry attested Tuesday to the massively complex challenges Washington faces in Ukraine, Russia, Iran and the Middle East, declaring "it was easier" during the Cold War.

In a candid moment during a State Department speech, the top US diplomat said changing global power dynamics made a quaint memory of the early East-West stalemate, when American children would "crouch under our desks at school and practice" safety steps for a possible nuclear attack.

"During the Cold War... it was easier than it is today -- simpler is maybe a way to put it," Kerry told aid and development experts.

"The choices were less varied, less complicated, more stark, more clear: Communism, democracy, West, East, the Iron Curtain."

He said "multiple emerging powers," unleashed forces like radical Islam, and "too many failed states" have dramatically complicated the landscape, requiring a form of diplomatic precision that was not absolutely necessary decades ago.

In the post-war 1950s and 1960s, Kerry said, "we could make really bad decisions and still win, because we were pretty much the sole dominant economic and military power around.

"It's not true any more."

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KEYWORDS: johnkerry; kerry; traitor
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Lurch, you're a fool............
1 posted on 04/22/2014 12:05:15 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

John F’n Kerry is an idiot.


2 posted on 04/22/2014 12:07:47 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is so difficult that John should award himself another Purple Heart.


3 posted on 04/22/2014 12:07:53 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Sub-Driver

Kerry is finding that he can’t navigate because he has no moral compass. Idiot. Didn’t he think every situation would be ‘ambiguous’ without one?


4 posted on 04/22/2014 12:08:10 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: Sub-Driver
The main reason it was easier in the Cold War is because we didn't have anti-American turds occupying the administration from top to bottom.

Even LBJ, the worst president during the Cold War, didn't kiss up to Communists and Moose-Limbs the way the current administration does.

5 posted on 04/22/2014 12:08:14 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Sub-Driver

And why are we not the dominant economic and military power around anymore? Look at what Carter did to our economy. Look how he supported the Ayatollah. Look how Clinton and Obama are decimating our military. It’s been cut by more than half by Democrats beginning with Clinton.


6 posted on 04/22/2014 12:09:10 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Sub-Driver

We’re doomed. This is the worst administration ever.


7 posted on 04/22/2014 12:09:30 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s because we can’t let lurch just cut off genitals and rape the enemy and connect electricity to their nudie parts and behead them like he could do in the vietnam war.


8 posted on 04/22/2014 12:11:39 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Dude, you were on the other side in the Cold War!
9 posted on 04/22/2014 12:12:01 PM PDT by InMemoriam
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To: FatherofFive
If it is so had quit and get a man that can do it..Forgot there are none in the Obama White House
10 posted on 04/22/2014 12:12:05 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Sub-Driver

It was easier?

Well... yeah, windsurfing with the one percenters in Rhode Island with the heiress would have been easier. I’ll give him that.

But what is he doing running the State Department? He’s a spoiled idiot. And nothing but.


11 posted on 04/22/2014 12:12:08 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Sub-Driver

What a whining nancy-boy this guy is!


12 posted on 04/22/2014 12:12:09 PM PDT by Obadiah (I like Krabby Patties.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Of course it was easy, all he had to do was hate his own country. Simple.


13 posted on 04/22/2014 12:13:29 PM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Of course it was a lot easier back then. It’s always easier when one is a back-bencher that has noting better to do than flap one’s gums and play Monday morning Quarterback.

This simpleton deserves to be taken into custody and tried for the TREASONOUS bastard that he is. Upon conviction, he deserves to pay the ultimate price for his acts of TREASON.


14 posted on 04/22/2014 12:14:04 PM PDT by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: Sub-Driver
Kerry, you aren't worthy to scrub Kissinger's underwear.
15 posted on 04/22/2014 12:14:10 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Sub-Driver
There are fewer gray areas in war and the way you handle things Kerry, we'll be there again soon. Is that what you want?

16 posted on 04/22/2014 12:15:02 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Sub-Driver

His ilk had it wrong back then too.

It was easier because we had a man like Reagan, while Kerry sat in the background criticizing him at every move.

He thinks we don’t remember.

This man is unfit to hold any public office.


17 posted on 04/22/2014 12:16:19 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“The choices were less varied, less complicated, more stark, more clear: Communism, democracy, “

Yeah, you guys have done a pretty good job of blurring that line.


18 posted on 04/22/2014 12:16:22 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Sub-Driver

Korea, Vietnam, global bloodbaths, 435,000 Americans in Europe, the threat of any second civilization ending in Total, Global Nuclear War, the American military losing thousands of men annually in training deaths, it was all so easy then.


19 posted on 04/22/2014 12:16:26 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Sub-Driver

Kerry: ‘It was easier’ when we weren’t “leading from behind”

yeah


20 posted on 04/22/2014 12:18:02 PM PDT by mreerm
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To: Hojczyk
Forgot there are none in the Obama White House

HiLIARy had the biggest set, and they dumped her.

21 posted on 04/22/2014 12:18:03 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Sub-Driver

yes, mutual assured destruction was so uncomplicated

as were all those proxy wars in places like VIETNAM where we couldn’t win and couldn’t lose


22 posted on 04/22/2014 12:18:59 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Jim Robinson

Every time Traitorkerry has a good bowel movement, his IQ drops by at least half.


23 posted on 04/22/2014 12:19:13 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Sub-Driver

24 posted on 04/22/2014 12:19:14 PM PDT by pabianice (LINE)
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To: Sub-Driver

Let’s see. Off of the top of my head real quick. Lets take the year 1965.
Viet Nam and the surrounding area. - China - Russia - Cuba - Baltic states - Middle East - Protecting Israel - Africa in it’s usual mess.
The list goes on. It is harder today? If it is it’s because y’all can’t deal with things.
My head just exploded.


25 posted on 04/22/2014 12:19:16 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: Sub-Driver; Kenny Bunk

John Kerry. John Kerry. During the Cold War, The Great Diplomat John Kerry, whose French (much less Russian) by the way is still abominable after decades of lessons, was still chasing creeped-out rich skirts with his ridiculous post-assassination JFK monogrammed tennis-sweaters, which he traded for bandoleros in Super 8, prior to selling out our country’s finest men, legacy, and honor. He is the same man now as he always was: a fool, a flake, an abuser, and a soul-less opportunist.


26 posted on 04/22/2014 12:21:08 PM PDT by golux
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But not as hard as Cambodia on the Eve of Christmas.


27 posted on 04/22/2014 12:22:08 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Sub-Driver
In the post-war 1950s and 1960s, Kerry said, "we could make really bad decisions and still win, because we were pretty much the sole dominant economic and military power around.

"It's not true any more."


That's what you and your 'rat buddies wanted, and what you and your 'rat buddies made happen.

So quit whining about how hard it is to live in the world you created.
28 posted on 04/22/2014 12:23:26 PM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: Sub-Driver
It's always easier when the parties believe that the other side will honor agreements made during negotiations.

The world knows that Obama honors no agreements.

-PJ

29 posted on 04/22/2014 12:23:57 PM 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

Hanoi Boi Kerry is the biggest whiner I’ve ever seen in my life. Life isn’t supposed to be EASY Hanoi Boi. If it was, we’d all be liberal DemocRATS dependent upon BIG government and the taxpayers for our survival.


30 posted on 04/22/2014 12:25:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s because John F’n Kerry was sniffing coke and conspiring with the enemy during much of the cold war. That made it “easy”.


31 posted on 04/22/2014 12:25:22 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: InMemoriam

“Dude, you were on the other side in the Cold War!”

Not much has changed.


32 posted on 04/22/2014 12:25:22 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: DoughtyOne

Great point. Just as in any other profession, Reagan only made it look easy. Amateurs shouldn’t try this at home.


33 posted on 04/22/2014 12:25:33 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Poor little, rich boy.

Guess it was easier dodging your sworn responsibility, skipping out of the line of fire when things got tough, throwing away your unearned medals and mocking those in authority in the “Easy War”.

Well tough titty now that the shoe is on the other foot.

(expecting you to skip out on this one too)


34 posted on 04/22/2014 12:25:48 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Easier to get a Purple Heart, apparently.


35 posted on 04/22/2014 12:27:33 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Neither the United States nor the world will ever fully recover from this unprecedented incompetence.


36 posted on 04/22/2014 12:27:59 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Jim Robinson

Hit the nail on the head there alright.


37 posted on 04/22/2014 12:28:19 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It was easier in the Cold War. Obama and Kerry didn’t have to rely on each other to make intelligent decisions, and their stupid ones didn’t matter for the future of the world.


38 posted on 04/22/2014 12:29:29 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Sub-Driver

How is it, Hillary Clinton essentially did nothing & traveled miles & miles around the word while Kerry is whining its sooo hard work?


39 posted on 04/22/2014 12:31:56 PM PDT by SIRTRIS
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To: InMemoriam

I think that is the problem. It is very difficult to fight the enemy when you are on their side.


40 posted on 04/22/2014 12:36:25 PM PDT by inpajamas (http://outskirtspress.com/ONE)
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"Kerry said, "we could make really bad decisions and still win, because we were pretty much the sole dominant economic and military power around.' "It's not true any more."

And may I ask who is disarming us?

41 posted on 04/22/2014 12:39:05 PM PDT by inpajamas (http://outskirtspress.com/ONE)
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To: inpajamas

And the Russians are watching.

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” - Napoleon Bonaparte.


42 posted on 04/22/2014 12:39:53 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: lepton; DoughtyOne

Obama was not even a twinkle in his commie daddy’s eye for this first half of the cold war and was in school during the rest. Came into the world, born and bred a communist, studied it in school, practiced it in adult professional life and still does. I can remember when we used to fight the damned communist bastards in real shooting wars. Been there, done that. Now we have an America-hating commie bastard squatting in the White House.


43 posted on 04/22/2014 12:41:25 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Easier because he didn’t have to do it.


44 posted on 04/22/2014 12:45:06 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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Of course it was easier, you leftist lady-child! The GROWN UPS were in charge and you had NOTHING to do with ANY of it that was helpful. Besides, I thought you liberal, intellectual, ‘jennjisss’ pronouncing
a-holes had contempt for ‘easy’ because you’re all so in tuned to ‘NUANCES’. WORTHLESS. JUST WORTHLESS.


45 posted on 04/22/2014 12:45:47 PM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Sub-Driver

46 posted on 04/22/2014 12:49:10 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Sub-Driver

Really?

How f-ing easy was it in 1961?

1953?

1944?

Imbecile.


47 posted on 04/22/2014 12:49:16 PM PDT by servo1969
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Yeah, we were just big bullies! We didn’t need Maggie Thatcher or the Pope!

Now that we have taken a position of weakness, then things are hard.....


48 posted on 04/22/2014 1:01:45 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a maroon!


49 posted on 04/22/2014 1:01:47 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Proof of that is the CPUSA has not even bothered to run a candidate since Zero descended from heaven. He is everything they’ve dreamed of.


50 posted on 04/22/2014 1:04:30 PM PDT by Zman516
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