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Obama considering John Kerry for job of defense secretary (and Susan Rice for Secretary of State)
Washington Post ^ | Karen DeYoung and Greg Miller

Posted on 11/12/2012 5:31:34 PM PST by Innovative

President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) to serve as his next defense secretary, part of an extensive rearrangement of his national security team that will include a permanent replacement for former CIA director David H. Petraeus.

Although Kerry is thought to covet the job of secretary of state, senior administration officials familiar with transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; kerry; obama; rice; stuckiniraq; susanrice
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1 posted on 11/12/2012 5:31:42 PM PST by Innovative
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To: Innovative

this is a nightmare


2 posted on 11/12/2012 5:33:45 PM PST by dontreadthis
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To: Innovative

3 posted on 11/12/2012 5:35:07 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Innovative
Hillary, now this communist sympathizer.

Geez...I should not be shocked..Obama’s pattern.. Lord, help us to show the GOP, they need to run conservatives who have good character. We could win!!

4 posted on 11/12/2012 5:38:12 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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To: Innovative

Great. A choice between dumb and dumber.


5 posted on 11/12/2012 5:38:18 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: dontreadthis

“This is a nightmare.”
Or a cruel joke on all the veterans.An even crueler joke to active duty folks.


6 posted on 11/12/2012 5:41:43 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Innovative

I’m only surprised that he didn’t put John F’n in the job before now. He did serve in VietNam, you know.


7 posted on 11/12/2012 5:42:51 PM PST by bigbob
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To: bigbob

And he served in Cambodia also. Although i have not seen his DD 214 yet.


8 posted on 11/12/2012 5:44:45 PM PST by sitkaspruce
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To: Innovative

Kerry for Defense Secretary must be a deliberate

slap in the face for conservatives

This is all just so darn depresing


9 posted on 11/12/2012 5:45:03 PM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: Innovative

Good grief. This guy has to be the king of rubbing your nose in it. What an ass.


10 posted on 11/12/2012 5:45:24 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Innovative
Obama considering John Kerry for job of defense secretary

The tone for this term is low comedy eh?

11 posted on 11/12/2012 5:48:18 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Innovative
All the comment that is necessary.
12 posted on 11/12/2012 5:55:07 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: TigersEye

Still haven't learned to quit dabbing your foot in the water have you, John.

13 posted on 11/12/2012 5:55:50 PM PST by Evil Slayer ((Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....))
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To: Innovative

Three words, “The Peter Priciple!”

Rice is so stupid, I think she might be suffering some form of retardation.

I believe we all understand what Kerry’s problems are!


14 posted on 11/12/2012 5:58:42 PM PST by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: Evil Slayer

Priceless-You are genius.


15 posted on 11/12/2012 6:01:01 PM PST by Cats Pajamas (Send your dollar to see the birth certificate)
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To: Innovative
This should work out well./s

In all seriousness, conservatives should conduct themselves as if there is no government. Buy weapons and ammo and get ready to defend this Country alongside our brave troops. These asshats are going to bring us an invasion.

16 posted on 11/12/2012 6:01:17 PM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Innovative

Trying to understand this. Hillary publicly humiliates herself by trying to take blame for Benghazi and Bill runs all over the country trying to defend this President during the campaign...now Hillary is out. What exactly is in this for the Clintons? 2016? Come on...Bill looks like he’s on death door and she looks like she’s drinking a fifth a day minimum, not even wearing make up or doing her hair anymore with bags under her eyes down to her knees...


17 posted on 11/12/2012 6:01:46 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: sitkaspruce

His docs are in the same place 0bummer’s are: deep secure storage.


18 posted on 11/12/2012 6:02:25 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: Innovative

Kerry to Gen Dempsey: “Is this where I can get me a huntin license?”


19 posted on 11/12/2012 6:02:25 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: dontreadthis

With Hanoi Jane as the Asst. SecDef. Perfect.

Gunner


20 posted on 11/12/2012 6:02:33 PM PST by weps4ret (Republicans are suffering from Testicular Atrophy!!!)
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To: Evil Slayer

The possibility of a traitor as Sec. Def. is just amazing!


21 posted on 11/12/2012 6:05:02 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Evil Slayer

wonder if Obammy can say coup any better than corpsman


22 posted on 11/12/2012 6:09:20 PM PST by Segovia
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To: Innovative
Veterans Day message to veterans, the troops, el at. John F'n Kerry who threw his (later clarified to be another Vet's medals) medals over the Whitehouse fence in protest, after returning from the Christmas Eve Mission on orders from President Nixon, the year before Nixon was president...

What a gut kick. Of course veterans are going to be upset. This lying POS saw more combat action than most MOH winners.

23 posted on 11/12/2012 6:12:16 PM PST by Jumper
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To: Innovative
Words fail me.
24 posted on 11/12/2012 6:13:13 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
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To: Innovative

Satire or news?

It’s becoming impossible to tell the difference with this administration.


25 posted on 11/12/2012 6:16:37 PM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Innovative

I think it’s funny.

Nothing like having the Band-aid war criminal, coward for Secretary of Defense.

After all he spent 3 months in Viet nam before his fellow officers told him to leave or get it in the back.


26 posted on 11/12/2012 6:16:45 PM PST by Venturer
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To: dontreadthis

this is a nightmare


Concur..

I watched “Vietnam in HD” over the weekend. While watching the segment showing kerry testifying in front of a committee protesting the war, I thought to myself “how could such a loser become a US senator”...


27 posted on 11/12/2012 6:16:50 PM PST by AFret. ("Charlie don't surf ! ")
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To: Innovative

Why only Democrats? Why not elect un-electable Republicans to create the illusion of bipartisanship? Is Obama finally showing his colors? Please, if this is true, it is freakin’ funny how Obama is pretty much sticking in the cabinet people who tried running for president but lost - from the left.


28 posted on 11/12/2012 6:17:18 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: Innovative

29 posted on 11/12/2012 6:18:44 PM PST by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: riri

Please, if libs like Hillary so much, well, that’s bad. Looking at Hillary, she’s aging and seriously needs to retire, take a rest, and enjoy being Grandma, if she isn’t already a Grandmother, well, perhaps that’s coming soon...

Either way, she’s really lost that fashion sense, if you know what I mean.


30 posted on 11/12/2012 6:19:59 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: AFret.

Currently, I’d rather play a video game about being a soldier in Vietnam than listen to John Friggin’ Loser Kerry right now...


31 posted on 11/12/2012 6:21:20 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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32 posted on 11/12/2012 6:22:00 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: Innovative

THAT has got to be one of the funniest things I have ever read.

What’s next, Howard Waxman posing in Playgirl?


33 posted on 11/12/2012 6:23:23 PM PST by Cyman
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To: Innovative

The best way to let Obama know that John Kerry is unacceptable as a candidate of SecDef, is the simple message that “The Pentagon will be unable to insure the safety of senator Kerry”.

When Clinton was POTUS, the Pentagon advised him that at least a dozen major installations and ships could not guarantee his safety were he to visit them. He took the hint.

But Kerry is much, much worse. He is regarded as a traitor to the United States and his comrades in arms, a person who gave aid and comfort to the enemy, while falsely accusing honorable military personnel of being war criminals, in sworn testimony before congress.

In effect, he is the last unrepentant enemy soldier of the Vietnam War, and no enlisted person or officer sworn to protect and defend the constitution of the United States will be able to abide their oath and work for him.

“The Pentagon will be unable to insure the safety of senator Kerry”.


34 posted on 11/12/2012 6:35:48 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Innovative

Paging John O’Neill . . .


35 posted on 11/12/2012 6:36:35 PM PST by Mach9
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To: Morpheus2009

36 posted on 11/12/2012 6:37:26 PM PST by Evil Slayer ((Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....))
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To: Innovative

Oh, goody! This Susan Rice??? Look for us to go FULL bore on turning our backs on Israel....

Susan Rice Israel’s enemy Osamas friend

Susan Rice was John Kerry’s chief foreign policy adviser when he ran for President. One of the major steps Kerry suggested for dealing with the Middle East was to appoint James Baker and Jimmy Carter as negotiators. When furor erupted at the prospect of two of the most ardent foes of Israel being suggested to basically ride “roughshod” over Israel, Kerry backtracked and blamed his staff for the idea. His staff was Susan Rice

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/01/barack_obama_and_israel.html

However, Obama’s foreign policy choices have raised a few eyebrows. It has included, in the past and present: Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor to Jimmy Carter and considered to be the Democrats’ hawkish version of Henry Kissinger; Samantha Power, Harvard Professor and Obama’s former Senior Foreign Policy advisor; and former Kerry and Clinton advisor Susan Rice. All of these individuals appear to have at least one thing in common: disillusionment with America’s unhesitating financial and military support for Israel and a willingness to put real pressure on Israel to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict. Their presence may signal an upcoming Israel policy shift under the Obama administration.

...Dr. Susan Rice, a fellow-on-leave from the Brookings Institution and Obama’s current chief foreign policy advisor, was blasted in 2004 while she was an advisor to Kerry for suggesting that Jimmy Carter and James Baker be appointed as negotiators between Israel and Palestine. When critics slammed Kerry on the grounds that both men had been unfriendly to Israel (Carter has called it an “Apartheid State”), he publicly retracted the suggestion and blamed the idea on his “staff.”

http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~bpreview/?page_id=378

She is a good friend of Osama. Stopped him from getting arrested before 9-11

The same can’t be said of Rice, however, at least according to several of her former colleagues, who say she deserves a hefty portion of blame for the fact that Osama bin Laden wasn’t neutralized during the 1990s.
“The FBI, in 1996 and 1997, had their efforts to look at terrorism data and deal with the bin Laden issue overruled every single time by the State Department, by Susan Rice and her cronies, who were hell-bent on destroying the Sudan,” one-time Clinton diplomatic troubleshooter Mansoor Ijaz told radio host Sean Hannity in 2002.

Richard Miniter, author of the book “Losing bin Laden,” concurred, saying Rice played a key role in scuttling the deal that could have prevented the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington.

In November 2003, Miniter told World Magazine that while Sudan was anxious to turn bin Laden over to the U.S., Rice - then a member of Clinton’s National Security Council - questioned Khartoum’s credibility.
“Rice [cited] the suffering of Christians [in Sudan] as one reason that she doubted the integrity of the Sudanese offers,” said Miniter. “But her analysis largely overlooked the view of U.S. Ambassador to Sudan Tim Carney, who argued for calling Khartoum’s bluff.”


37 posted on 11/12/2012 6:37:41 PM PST by Anti-Hillary (Soon everything in America will be "free", except it's people.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Kerry's band of brothers


38 posted on 11/12/2012 6:41:18 PM PST by Evil Slayer ((Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....))
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To: JimSEA

He looks like such a twink in that picture.

But at least he can say to the Rooskies and the Chinese, "Do you know who I am??"

He looks like such a twink in this picture, too.

Eyes on the ball, Jon Cary!

39 posted on 11/12/2012 6:42:32 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Innovative

Ambassador Rice’s only distinction was participating in a lying campaign to the American people.


40 posted on 11/12/2012 6:45:41 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Innovative

I read all the posts, and no one thought to breach the subject of just who would be appointed Senator in his place.

Can you say the word “Kennedy”?

I knew you could!


41 posted on 11/12/2012 6:47:13 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: weps4ret
“I’m sorry you had a bad day, sweetie. I'll be Secretary of Defense one day and make it up to you. I promise not to tell anyone about your little secret."


42 posted on 11/12/2012 6:56:40 PM PST by Evil Slayer ((Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....))
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To: Innovative
Obama considering John Kerry for job of defense secretary (and Susan Rice for Secretary of State)

I may be ill...

43 posted on 11/12/2012 7:00:02 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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No, we can’t think like that. John F’ing Kerry is the best possible choice. Horseface Lurch is a total fool. He is Neidermeyer from Animal House. Two weeks and everyone there will vote him off the frikking island. I’m saying give us more incompetent twits to sail the ship of fools. It will sink on its own ASAP. Just keep giving the dems the Obama cocaine. They’ll be overdosed and toothless soon enough. Then we can get back to fixing everything the way we want it, what is best for everyone, not just them.


44 posted on 11/12/2012 7:09:34 PM PST by Cats Pajamas (Send your dollar to see the birth certificate)
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To: Innovative
Hey, hey; ho, ho
Kerry: sign the one-eight-oh

Hey, was that thunder I just heard or was that Tonk hearing the news in Heaven?

45 posted on 11/12/2012 7:10:03 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Our president ... makes big speeches packed full of little ideas" Charles C. W. Cooke)
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He is Neidermeyer from Animal House.

Neidermeyer was killed by his own troops in Vietnam.

46 posted on 11/12/2012 7:10:34 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Well yea.


47 posted on 11/12/2012 7:13:24 PM PST by Cats Pajamas (Send your dollar to see the birth certificate)
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To: dfwgator

was gonna post a pic of the neidermeyer with his neck brace hilarious


48 posted on 11/12/2012 7:15:39 PM PST by Cats Pajamas (Send your dollar to see the birth certificate)
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To: TigersEye
The possibility of a traitor as Sec. Def. is just amazing!
Why not? We've got one for Commander in Chief...
49 posted on 11/12/2012 7:17:45 PM PST by Scutter
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To: Innovative
"Although Kerry is thought to covet the job of secretary of state, senior administration officials familiar with transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice,"

Why not? Last Tuesday proved Americans love being lied to.

50 posted on 11/12/2012 7:19:33 PM PST by cookcounty ("When I speak, I say what I mean and I mean what I say!" ---Joe Biden, 10/11/2012)
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