Skip to comments.Secretary of Defense Kerry? (A defense secretary who never met a weapons system he didn't hate)
Posted on 11/13/2012 6:34:15 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Actually, as a Senator who voted against every major weapons system over the last 25 years, he'd be perfect for overseeing our military, don't you think? Washington Post:
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 the transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
John O. Brennan, Obama's chief counterterrorism adviser, is a leading contender for the CIA job if he wants it, officials said. If Brennan goes ahead with his plan to leave government, Michael J. Morell, the agency's acting director, is the prohibitive favorite to take over permanently. Officials cautioned that the White House discussions are still in the early stages and that no decisions have been made.
How perfect is this? A defense secretary who never met a weapons system he didn't hate, and a Secretary of State who thinks the UN should run American foreign policy.
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My guess would be Rice. She’s a Marxist while Kerry is just a liberal gigolo wimp.
Great, he’ll throw metals at the troops vs pin them on properly.
NOTE TO SELF:
I gotta run to WalMart and get several cases of popcorn...
What the heck, why not?
I mean, it didn’t really matter, Romney would be the same as Obama, so it’s reasonable to assume Romney would have tapped Kerry for this post.
I can’t wait to see the SCOTUS nominations Obama makes. But, as the anti-Romney, anti-GOPe crowd knows, Romney would have made the same selections.
No consequence to this election, right?
Good choice to stay home, right?
Being obnixious to the people that control the votes you want isn't going to help your cause to elect a GOP moderate.
Paging Swift Boat Veterans..
3 purple hearts and no limp.
“Ii liked that weapons system before I didn’t like that weapons system. OK?”
Panetta, a commie loving Sec of D (Google “panetta communist for the FACTS}. Now a military hating, LIAR, Kerry. What next? Give Putin a job as Asst. Sec of D
I need to ketchup on my reading as I though Kerry retired.
A reality check here folks. Remember the 2004 Presidential Elections? You, know the one that Senator “I served in Vietnam” Kerry lead the Democratic Ticket? Does anyone remember seeing his DD Form 219?
It was issued some seven years after Kerry completed his tour of duty in the USN as a non-rated reserve officer. It also included the phrase “Upon a review of a board of officers.” I wonder how many of the honorably discharged vets from the 1970s have that particular phrase on their 219s? Thank you President Jimmy Carter!
His final PH was for a cut suffered from a grain of rice...
on the plus side: Kerry would have to vacate his senate seat.
Chances are, Sec of Def is a huge step down from Senate Aristocracy, so I would expect that he would not “report for duty”.
Sec of Def would force him into the spotlight and to be on the receiving end of congressional inquiries. Something he hasn’t done since he testified against real heroes.
His words then were of no consequence to his personal ambitions.
No - Kerry is a coward through and through. He’s long in the tooth as well as long in face.
When you are a Dem Senator it is best to retire or leave office as a Senator, unless you become Portus or Veep.
As did Byrd and Ted Kennedy.
I’m sure the rumor of consideration is the talk of the town, but every past-due dem senator in DC knows the position is beneath them.
A traitor and a coward as Secretary of Defense?
That would be like making a Marxist, America hating, Kenyan born Muslim, president.
RE: on the plus side: Kerry would have to vacate his senate seat.
You can be sure that whoever replaces him will be just as liberal or worse than he is ( at least he served in Vietnam — as he often reminds us ).
All the comments seem to miss a big mention in this article- Obama is considering Susan Rice as Secretary of State. The lady who went of 5 Sunday Snooze Shows and lied about Benghazi. Obviously the Chicago boys think very little of the GOP’s ability to mount opposition to her in the confirmation process.
I’m not trying to get anyone to vote for anyone. The election is done.
I can’t help it if you have problems with comprehension.
Vote for who you wish! This next four years under Obama’s RULE is going to be awesome.