Tuesday, August 27, 2013

John F. Kerry On Syria Sounds Remarkably Like The Democrats Did BEFORE The War In Iraq

John Kerry Actually Pretty Good At Windsurfing Now...The Onion

  • Yesterday, John F. Kerry declared Syria's use of chemical weapons is "undeniable" and "this international norm cannot be violated without consequences."
  • In 1998, in a letter to then President Clinton and signed by several other senators, he wrote: "{We} urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes, on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threats posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."
  • On October 2, 2002, Kerry, then a U.S. Senator, said: " I will be voting to give the President of the United States {Bush} the authority to use force if necessary to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security."
  • On January 3, 2003, Kerry doubled down when he said: "Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein...the thread of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real."
  • In September of 2004, when this fake, phony and back-stabbing fraud, campaigned against Bush, he said, "It's the wrong war, in the wrong place at the wrong time."
  • He followed that speech later that month with this statement: "Saddam Hussein was a brutal dictator...But that was not, in itself, a reason to go to war."

  • So the question now is: Which John F. Kerry are we to believe? Keep in mind, he's part of an administration that has failed at every turn in foreign policy. We've seen missteps not only with Syria, but with Egypt (supporting the Muslim Brotherhood), Libya (the Benghazi scandal), Iran (their WMD programs) and Russia (Putin's rebuke to the Obama administration on Syria and Obama's request to have Snowden returned to the United States). Even al-Qaeda appears to have gained strength in many regions of the world.
  • With this administration's incompetent foreign policy, can we trust it to do the right thing when it comes to Syria? It's obvious to many observers and critics of this administration, they don't appear to consider the consequences of their actions in foreign policy. This is an American administration that is as feckless as many of the Republicans in Congress today. Unlike Harry Truman, Reagan, Bush 1 and 2, Obama carries a twig rather than a big stick---a red twig I might add.
  • Quite frankly, I don't know how to respond to Syria. To quote Obama, that's above my pay grade. And we elect these politicians to hopefully take the right course of action. But I do know, if I were president, I wouldn't be spineless in our foreign policy---at least I wouldn't appear to be feeble and weak.
  • Perhaps Ralph Peters (Fox News analyst and retired U.S. Army intelligence officer) said it best: "We have a president who thinks that 'Gee, maybe, well, gosh, I said I'd do something so maybe I should'"