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Kerry: 'Baloney' U.S. Troops Now More at Risk
Politico ^ | Sunday, June 8, 2014 | Jeremy Herb

Posted on 06/08/2014 8:18:07 AM PDT by kristinn

Secretary of State John Kerry says it's “baloney” to argue that U.S. troops will be more at risk in Afghanistan after the prisoner swap of five Taliban commanders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

“Our combat role in Afghanistan is over,” Kerry said in an interview aired Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” when asked if U.S. troops were being put at increased risk.

"We’re going to have very few people in that kind of position,” he said. “On occasion, but I honestly, I just think that’s a lot of baloney because, to whatever degree it may be true, they will wind up putting themselves at the mercy of those people who are very effective who are there, who will deal with those guys.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; bowebergdahl; hanoijohn; johnkerry; taliban

1 posted on 06/08/2014 8:18:07 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

I think he may be a worse sos than shrillery


2 posted on 06/08/2014 8:22:32 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: kristinn

What a spew of political bullshit and double talk!


3 posted on 06/08/2014 8:22:38 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfusbutcher)
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To: kristinn
that’s a lot of baloney because, to whatever degree it may be true, they will wind up putting themselves at the mercy of those people who are very effective who are there, who will deal with those guys.

Go ahead and make sense of that sentence.

I dare you.

4 posted on 06/08/2014 8:22:39 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: kristinn

“We’re going to have very few people in that kind of position,” he said. “On occasion, but I honestly, I just think that’s a lot of baloney because, to whatever degree it may be true, they will wind up putting themselves at the mercy of those people who are very effective who are there, who will deal with those guys.”

Say What?
I think I need a translator over here.
This man (Vietnam Vet, doncha know) is in love with his own voice.


5 posted on 06/08/2014 8:23:29 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: kristinn
Now that we have funded these terrorists for the next 10 years, they will be taking these soldiers captive wherever they can find them. If they aren't in Afghanistan, then in the Ukraine (where we are sending "advisors") or Nato bases in Turkey or anywhere else in the world. They might even take them off the streets here.

If Obozo is willing to spend millions of dollars for a deserter, what would he pay for a General or a Colonel or a medal of honor winner?

6 posted on 06/08/2014 8:24:08 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: kristinn
How many millions of people were killed in Viet Nam, Cambodia and Laos after the democrats defunded Viet Nam war and the troops left?
7 posted on 06/08/2014 8:24:24 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: kristinn

Halp us, Jon Kerry, we’re stuk in Helmand Province.


8 posted on 06/08/2014 8:24:29 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Tupelo

It’s the gin soaked grapes.


9 posted on 06/08/2014 8:25:51 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: yldstrk
I think he may be a worse sos than shrillery

Of course he is. How could anybody match the high standards of success that she achieved?

See another current thread: Hillary Clinton remains popular for her time as secretary of state, viewed apart from Obama

10 posted on 06/08/2014 8:27:27 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: kristinn

Well, John “I was in Viet Nam” Kerry knows as much about foreign policy and foreign relations as Joe Biden. So I’d say we got nothing to sweat here, folks. /s


11 posted on 06/08/2014 8:27:39 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: kristinn

John Kerry doe not understand history if he thinks winding down a war in Afghanistan means there there are no risks. The Afghans have a history of making life miserable for a withdrawing army.

Just ask the Brits and the Russians.

http://history1800s.about.com/od/colonialwars/a/kabul1842.htm

http://www.mepc.org/articles-commentary/commentary/lessons-soviet-withdrawal-afghanistan


12 posted on 06/08/2014 8:28:18 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: kristinn

The Democrats hitched their wagon to Obama and he ran them off a cliff.
EVERY terrorist attack now belongs to the Democrat Party.


13 posted on 06/08/2014 8:29:59 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: kristinn

Our combat role is NOT over.


14 posted on 06/08/2014 8:30:48 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: yldstrk

Can anything good come from the Obama administration?


15 posted on 06/08/2014 8:31:09 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: kristinn
Obama just set the value of one American soldier Mr. Kerry!

Our enemy is not stupid! ...and neither are most Americans.


16 posted on 06/08/2014 8:31:22 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: kristinn

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/05/22/Congress-rejects-AUMF-sunset-amendment-war-on-terror-to-continue-Guantanamo-still-open/3121400794485/


17 posted on 06/08/2014 8:31:36 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: kristinn
Dumber than a pile of rocks.


18 posted on 06/08/2014 8:35:42 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: Tupelo

Did JFnKerry ever apologize for his putting GIs at greater risk — by his pro-Viet Cong activities?


19 posted on 06/08/2014 8:35:54 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Johnny Ketchup mixes a bunch of words together, throws it at the eager MSM, and you want us to make sense out of them?


20 posted on 06/08/2014 8:35:55 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Izzy Dunne

Translation: “We in the Hussein administration are stupid enough to pay twice for the same real estate.”


21 posted on 06/08/2014 8:37:00 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: yldstrk

... -— ...


22 posted on 06/08/2014 8:37:44 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: kristinn

He is more stupid than I ever thought he was....


23 posted on 06/08/2014 8:39:44 AM PDT by never4get (We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid)
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To: P-Marlowe

“what would he pay for a General or a Colonel or a medal of honor winner? “

He’d give them Dearborn! Oh! Wait,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


24 posted on 06/08/2014 8:40:27 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: P-Marlowe

What would Obozo pay for a captured American congress critter or city mayor (some day it will happen, you know) to get him/her back?

It all depends if he/she is a democrat.


25 posted on 06/08/2014 8:40:58 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: kristinn

Hey, dipchit Kerry, the danger is world-wide and Øbama has seen to it that the world is a far more dangerous, destabilized place. Let’s start with all the other groups who have a detainee in Gitmo who have just been given the key to unlock the cell.

Confidential to terrorists: imagine what kind of deal Øbama would cut if you had a member of his cabinet as hostage, oh, say maybe a Secretary of State? Nah, Kerry says there is no danger so that is simply a strawman argument.


26 posted on 06/08/2014 8:44:45 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi or Atty General Holder, who brought more guns to Mexico?)
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To: kristinn
I bet Karzai of Afghanistan was just thrilled to hear this!
27 posted on 06/08/2014 8:45:42 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: kristinn

The Lone Ranger rides again.


28 posted on 06/08/2014 8:46:25 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: kristinn
taliban
29 posted on 06/08/2014 8:58:37 AM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: kristinn

This is as stupid as what Juan Williams said the other night. He said if they get back into terrorism, we’ll just kill them.

Honestly, I want some of whatever it is that puts these imbeciles in dreamland.


30 posted on 06/08/2014 9:06:27 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: kristinn

Kerry ? Mr. Baloney speaks . Every word drips of deceit and obfuscation .


31 posted on 06/08/2014 9:15:50 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: kristinn

The 0bama administration off the rails.

It’s going to get ugly, folks.


32 posted on 06/08/2014 9:25:05 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: kristinn
Dear John,

Baloney is just a lunch meat.

Are you now admitting that when the next US soldier leaves his base, you will not try to recover them ? Are you also admitting that you will not try to rescue US soldiers taken hostage ? You have left our troops hanging to whither on the vine, as usual.

33 posted on 06/08/2014 9:39:09 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: kristinn

Here’s rice in yur butt and another PH, Kerry. You know baloney, huh? with grey poupon on it.


34 posted on 06/08/2014 9:49:41 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: kristinn
Behold! The Vietnam Quisling (’war hero’ in his own mind), John F’ing Kerry weighs in with a mouthful of trash talk. He's embellishing the noble tradition forged by Hillary Clinton in her four years as a do nothing Secretary of State.
35 posted on 06/08/2014 9:57:44 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: kristinn

“very few” is not the same as “none”, Kerry, you fuchwad. I suggest you go march around a bit with the “few” and see how you feel about how dangerous things are then.


36 posted on 06/08/2014 9:58:40 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Sacajaweau

You’re right about that...

There is the war against the American people yet to be fought...


37 posted on 06/08/2014 10:15:51 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Kansas58

http://news.antiwar.com/2013/06/19/karzai-pulls-out-of-afghan-peace-talks/


38 posted on 06/08/2014 10:38:59 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: kristinn

We will be doomed to failure unless Progressive idiots like Kerry, Clinton and Obama accept the fact we’re in a holy war, not a conventional war. It makes no difference to Jihadists that the U.S. under Obama’s watch has decided to surrender in Afghanistan and elsewhere. Islam is on the march again. It’s no respecter of the Geneva Convention or other man-made “rules” of warfare. Its only goal is worldwide victory.

Anyone who sees the world as it is, not through Progressive “glasses,” knows releasing 5 very dangerous Jihadists will lead to predictable tragic consequences for Americans, whether or not we pull out of Afghanistan. Get ready for another 9-11.


39 posted on 06/08/2014 10:40:15 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: kristinn

Possibly it would be more accurate to say that armed forces personnel are finding it difficult to contemplate being killed for one of Obama’s moronic foreign policy gaffes or idiotic internationalist fantasies.

Certainly it can be said, however, that our troops are more likely to be killed these days for some ludicrous Leftist ideology, or simply because the Obama Yes Men in the Pentagon are more than willing to sacrifice troop lives for their Chair Polisher lust for promotion at any cost.


40 posted on 06/08/2014 10:43:38 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: kristinn

Kerry has always had a visceral hatred for American soldiers. A bunch more killed will please him no end. He looks down on most Americans for that matter.


41 posted on 06/08/2014 10:53:44 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: darkwing104

Please do not insult rocks.


42 posted on 06/08/2014 10:57:35 AM PDT by getarope (Jesus is coming soon, and boy is he PISSED!)
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To: kristinn

Hanoi John betrays vets again.


43 posted on 06/08/2014 11:15:12 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: kristinn

“Kerry” and “baloney” - two words which belong together.


44 posted on 06/08/2014 11:40:58 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: kristinn
“Our combat role in Afghanistan is over,” Kerry said in an interview aired Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” when asked if U.S. troops were being put at increased risk.

Apparently this bungling idiot doesn't realize that just driving down the road in any military vehicle is a form of combat in Afghanistan. Maybe he thinks they've been engaged in huge tank battles and WWII style troop movements.

45 posted on 06/08/2014 12:35:34 PM PDT by Will88
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