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John Kerry lands in Baghdad to press Iraqi leaders as insurgency spreads
timesofindia.com ^ | June 23, 2014

Posted on 06/23/2014 5:10:24 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

BAGHDAD: US secretary of state John Kerry landed in Baghdad on Monday to press Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to form a more inclusive government in response to a Sunni insurgency that has swept much of northern and western Iraq.

Kerry's visit came after Sunni militants took strongholds along Iraq's western border at the weekend, strengthening supply routes from Syria where they have exploited a three-year-old rebellion to capture swathes of territory.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday accused Washington of trying to regain control of the country it once occupied — a charge Kerry denied, saying the United States was committed to helping Iraq but wanted a more inclusive government.

Kerry would "discuss US actions underway to assist Iraq as it confronts this threat and urge Iraqi leaders to move forward as quickly as possible with its government formation process to forge a government that represents the interests of Iraqis," state department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofindia.indiatimes.com ...


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Think of the possibilities.
1 posted on 06/23/2014 5:10:24 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

If they capture Kerry, we don’t want him back.


2 posted on 06/23/2014 5:22:07 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: ilovesarah2012
Think of the possibilities.

You mean like justice for our much-maligned troops who served in Viet Nam?

I would cheer...

3 posted on 06/23/2014 5:22:58 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Historians will refer to this administration as "The Half-Black Plague.")
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To: eCSMaster

“Nothing bad happene in Viet Nam after we left.”

—US Senator John Kerry.


4 posted on 06/23/2014 5:23:16 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

“I would cheer...”

And not be the only one.


5 posted on 06/23/2014 5:24:52 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

No, I was just thinking of all the violence there now and how dangerous it is.


6 posted on 06/23/2014 5:25:59 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: freeangel

Most definitely not the only one.


7 posted on 06/23/2014 5:26:31 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Halp me, I’m Jon Kerry and I’m Stuk in Iraq!”


8 posted on 06/23/2014 5:28:06 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Gosh, sure hope nothing happens to Kerry while he’s there. /s


9 posted on 06/23/2014 5:29:46 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Aevery_Freeman
If I could say what I really think about the many possibilities of that situation... I could be arrested. :)

Just imagine the Liberals reaction if ANOTHER us Ambassador (so to speak) came to harm over there.

10 posted on 06/23/2014 5:40:43 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: ilovesarah2012

A patrician islamist facilitator flies in....


11 posted on 06/23/2014 5:42:59 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: ilovesarah2012

To put this in perspective it’s like insisting the French form a more inclusive government as the Nazis drove toward Paris.

Which is exactly what they did.

This is classic liberal insanity and game playing to blame the Iraqis for being attacked.


12 posted on 06/23/2014 5:44:03 AM PDT by Williams
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To: ilovesarah2012
Think of the possibilities.

I did, and I was very disappointed to discover he 'landed' with the assistance of a plane.

13 posted on 06/23/2014 5:47:03 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: ilovesarah2012

-——to form a more inclusive government -—

Lurch is attempting to close the barn door after the horses have all escaped.

I’ve seen nothing to show that the Sunni MP’s want to reunify or even serve in the now defunct Iraqi government

If anything, they will be welcome to serve the new ISSL government in some capacity

Over the years Lurch has been growing the long face for just such an event as total failure.


14 posted on 06/23/2014 5:47:28 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I am sure he will use his silver-tongued skills to explain to them why war is bad and they should all sit around a table and sing Kumbaya and live in peace and harmony. His naively optimistic view of the world unrest worked well in VietNam also.


15 posted on 06/23/2014 5:50:55 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Perhaps he’ll simply explain to them that if the implement same-sex marriage and abortion on demand all their woes will go away.


16 posted on 06/23/2014 5:55:12 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

What if he is captured by ISIS? Will Obama wait 444 days to send a rescue mission in during sand storm season?


17 posted on 06/23/2014 6:12:51 AM PDT by CPOSharky (If a libtards lips are moving...)
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To: ilovesarah2012

In a perfect world we’d never hear from him again. You know this guy does not want to go there. Who would want to go talk to those people with no chance to be successful? Obammy sent him there so it would look like we were doing something. Its all for show.


18 posted on 06/23/2014 6:16:53 AM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: ilovesarah2012
If anyone doubted Kerry's incompetence, this is instructive. The government, such as it is, is under armed assault, much of the country in insurgent hands, and Kerry demands they include the enemy in the government. Brilliant. But then, come to think of it, he took the same tack during the war in Vietnam.
19 posted on 06/23/2014 6:34:08 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: eCSMaster

That would make a great foreign policy hash tag!!

#WeDontWantKerryBack


20 posted on 06/23/2014 6:46:34 AM PDT by struggle
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To: hinckley buzzard

Isn’t it funny how the Iraqi government must be inclusive but the American government has to stop the Tea Party?


21 posted on 06/23/2014 6:48:13 AM PDT by struggle
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To: MamaTexan

LOL


22 posted on 06/23/2014 7:31:07 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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23 posted on 06/23/2014 7:55:51 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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