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Kerry Slams ‘Trigger Happy’ Critics: U.S. Should Be ‘Proud’ of Obama’s Diplomatic Successes
Mediaite ^ | 20 Jul 2014 | Evan McMurry

Posted on 07/20/2014 6:21:02 PM PDT by mandaladon

Juggling foreign policy hotspots from Israel to Iran to Ukraine, Secretary of State John Kerry strongly defended the Obama administration’s foreign policy to Meet the Press host David Gregory, arguing that the administration had successfully used diplomacy to further peace whereas certain previous administration (a-HEM) were “trigger happy” to the point of starting wars.

“What [Obama] faces is a problem with a bunch of critics who want to jump to conclusions without looking at the facts,” Kerry said. “The facts could not be more clear. The United States of America has never been more engaged, helping to lead in more places than we are now.”

Kerry listed multiple diplomatic successes, from a quieter North Korea to the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons to the rollback of Iran’s nuclear program.

“One thing I’ve seen for certain: people aren’t worrying around the United States, sitting around wanted the US to leave; people are afraid the United States might leave,” Kerry said. “The fact is that in every fundamental issue of conflict today, the United States is in the center, leading, and trying to find an effort to make peace where peace is very difficult.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhoforeignpolicy; kerry; obama; soskerry
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The American people ought to be proud in terms of what this president has done in terms of peaceful diplomatic engagement, rather than quick trigger, deploying troops, starting or engaging in a war of choice.”...................What is he talking about?
1 posted on 07/20/2014 6:21:02 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

What diplomatic successes?


2 posted on 07/20/2014 6:22:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: mandaladon
And those successes would be..........?

vaudine

3 posted on 07/20/2014 6:22:25 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: mandaladon

Kerry forgot to mention that the border is secure...according to Reid.


4 posted on 07/20/2014 6:22:26 PM PDT by mandaladon (To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful an)
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To: mandaladon

Oh, what a good little campaign worker you are, Johnny...

/s


5 posted on 07/20/2014 6:23:09 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: mandaladon

Name one success, Jacques Al-Qerry..


6 posted on 07/20/2014 6:23:34 PM PDT by cardinal4
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To: mandaladon

Well someone flipped a penny to reid and bought his favor.


7 posted on 07/20/2014 6:24:18 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: mandaladon

the mans clearly either utterly demented or he’s been taking speech lessons from that that great scholar and theologianifier Revrunt Al Sharpton...


8 posted on 07/20/2014 6:24:27 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: mandaladon

He’s on a roll, wait till he gets to the part about
the Germans bombing Pearl Harbor...


9 posted on 07/20/2014 6:24:47 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: mandaladon

Hey Hanoi Boi! Bite me!


10 posted on 07/20/2014 6:24:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: mandaladon

They must be speaking of his gift of an Ipod filled with HIS speeches to ? One of those English royalty folks?

That the win? I can think of.


11 posted on 07/20/2014 6:25:25 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (What is the differnce in spontinaity and ADD?)
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To: mandaladon

12 posted on 07/20/2014 6:27:25 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: mandaladon

Please tell me more....

Man whore...


13 posted on 07/20/2014 6:27:45 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: mandaladon

No doubt suffering from PTSD after that terrible tour on the “94 Boat” and those days on the beach in front of the O’Club at An Thoi.


14 posted on 07/20/2014 6:30:26 PM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2014!)
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To: mandaladon

15 posted on 07/20/2014 6:31:02 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: mandaladon

He’s talking about using our taxpayer money to shove homosexuality down the throats ( so to speak) of countries all around the world.


16 posted on 07/20/2014 6:32:50 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: mandaladon

17 posted on 07/20/2014 6:35:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: mandaladon

The administration sounds like a bunch of kooks even to liberals these days.


18 posted on 07/20/2014 6:41:30 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: mandaladon

If we were as trigger happy as Jacques the Gigolo, one of us would have shot ourselves in the ass and applied for a purple heart by now.


19 posted on 07/20/2014 6:45:11 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: mandaladon

OMG, please tell me this is satire.


20 posted on 07/20/2014 6:45:59 PM PDT by dforest
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To: mandaladon

What a crock!


21 posted on 07/20/2014 6:46:25 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: rockinqsranch

Diplomatic successes.

Name one...


22 posted on 07/20/2014 6:48:36 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: mandaladon

There are none.


23 posted on 07/20/2014 6:49:55 PM PDT by ZULU (Go REDSKINS!!! Impeach Obama!!!)
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To: mandaladon

Who is Jean Francois Kerrie calling Xigger happy?


24 posted on 07/20/2014 6:52:17 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: mandaladon

Diplomatic successes .... like Benghazi, Iraq, Egypt, etc. ?


25 posted on 07/20/2014 6:54:09 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Could Warren Buffet's oil trains be considered mobile Jihadist weapons of mass distruction?)
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To: mandaladon

The Onion, right???


26 posted on 07/20/2014 6:56:22 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: mandaladon

I’ll be proud when he and Holder are in prison


27 posted on 07/20/2014 7:04:39 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: cripplecreek



28 posted on 07/20/2014 7:08:54 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: mandaladon

This is like Baghdad Bob claiming success in the midst of a rout.


29 posted on 07/20/2014 7:11:23 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: cripplecreek

Facts? We got plenty of facts. They’re based on reality and differ significantly from the skewed and biased facts propagated by the 0 administration.


30 posted on 07/20/2014 7:11:40 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Olog-hai
The administration sounds like a bunch of kooks even to liberals these days.

"Tell bold lies" seems to be their main (and only) strategy.

31 posted on 07/20/2014 7:21:28 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: mandaladon
The American people ought to be proud in terms of what this president has done in terms of peaceful diplomatic engagement...

Really? I, too, would like a concrete example of a positive outcome from his diplomatic efforts.

32 posted on 07/20/2014 7:30:24 PM PDT by econjack (I'm not bossy...I just know what you should be doing.)
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To: mandaladon

This from a man who represents a government that has militarized just about every bureaucracy under its control.


33 posted on 07/20/2014 7:35:43 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: mandaladon

What is he talking about? This Obama admin have been more trigger happy than Bush admin. In fact, so much so that Obama admin is doing a lot of things unilaterally instead of with a large coalition


34 posted on 07/20/2014 7:45:20 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: mandaladon

If fast tracking the Middle East & Russia toward Armageddon is a foreign policy success then what does Kerry call a failure? How many nations that we once had some control and handle on are now in anarchy? Libya? Egypt? Iraq? Afghanistan? and the list goes on. How many of our long time reliable alliances has this administrations arrogance alienated us from?


35 posted on 07/20/2014 7:59:28 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: cripplecreek

OdumBO got bin Laden, but, that was Bush’s fault.


36 posted on 07/20/2014 8:03:15 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: cva66snipe

skerry should resign and return to one of his homes and take care of his alcoholic wife.


37 posted on 07/20/2014 8:03:21 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: RightGeek

This POS needs to be glued to a sheep on the border in one of his photo op costumes.


39 posted on 07/20/2014 8:08:01 PM PDT by OftheOhio (never could dance but always could kata - Romeo company)
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To: mandaladon

“What is he talking about?”

Beats the hell out of me! None of these people are living in reality!


40 posted on 07/20/2014 8:11:40 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: ogen hal

Preferably a home located outside the U.S.


41 posted on 07/20/2014 8:28:01 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: cripplecreek

Let’s see, bowing down to our enemies..despising Israel, embracing Hamas, kissing Iran’s ass..being “Flexible” with Russia, having the blood of 298 people who were slaughtered on MH17 on their hands..yep that pretty much covers the Obama Admin “Successes”


42 posted on 07/20/2014 8:30:11 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: vaudine

In th eworld of make believe, these clown couldn’t fun an ant farm.


43 posted on 07/20/2014 8:51:50 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

We’re so “proud” - we’re ready to impeach the guy..


44 posted on 07/20/2014 9:50:15 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Obama is O'Bryan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUoPNpa9Rrw)
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To: mandaladon

I wonder which of his diplomatic triumphs we should be most proud of? It’s hard to choose—there are so many.


45 posted on 07/20/2014 10:19:13 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: mandaladon
Did the personal assistant to SecState John “Lurch” Kerry forget to give him his medication? If not, his definition of “successful diplomacy” needs a serious reality check. Or, Lurch is as much as an incompetent liar and dimwit as is Dear Leader, Barack Obamination.
46 posted on 07/20/2014 10:50:58 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: kcvl

I guess Valerie told him to say that.


47 posted on 07/21/2014 4:45:07 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: mandaladon

Wow...just Wow!

Between the Press Secretary last week spouting off about a “tranquil world” to Kerry’s statement, I suspect their either loyal parts of the cabal (hence Hillary stepping down as not so loyal)or their scared witless by this shadow government.

I asked the question a few months ago and as these propaganda statement become more and more outrageous at what point does one declare the “government” in DC is NOT the United States Government?


48 posted on 07/21/2014 5:37:46 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: 4Liberty

Im proud of my fellow Americans who have had enough and arent too proud to say so and DO Something About it!...


49 posted on 07/21/2014 6:40:03 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: mandaladon

I’ll take “What is satire?” for $100.


50 posted on 07/21/2014 3:39:01 PM PDT by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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