September 6th, 2013
11:16 AM ET
8 years ago

As Syria point man, Kerry out on limb but loving it

Washington (CNN) - On Thursday night last week, John Kerry got a call from the White House. He had already spoken out Monday about what he said was "undeniable" evidence Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gassed his people. Now he was being asked to make a speech Friday afternoon laying out the case the United States had against the Assad regime and the importance of taking action to prevent him from doing it again.

In forceful and emotional remarks, drafted overnight by his staff and President Obama's White House aides, Kerry laid out the U.S. intelligence against Assad and made the case for urgent U.S. action.


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  1. NameFrank Deery

    And on Saturday, Obama went into full-Clintonian Spin-Mode, leaving Kerry with egg on his botoxed face. On Sunday, he did his Susan Rice best to not look chagrined!

    With his money, yacht, and ego, I see Kerry leaving Obama-land soon. That would be wise, if Obama decides, sooooo late Now, to
    actually address Syria, his possible Viet-Nam. Uh, oh, Kerry! You lost 2004 over that one! From dove to Hawk!

    Who is next on the Sec. of State roster? Jane Fonda ?? She just played Nancy Reagan in a liberal-loon film-badly. Obama seems to harbour these 70's relics, but all the Republicans have to do is watch and wait.
    There are STILL enough of us to remember
    Hanoi Jane and her prop Kerry. Oy! Obama
    was weened on that!

    that era ended with Carter and Iran.

    September 6, 2013 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  2. The Real Tom Paine

    -Fair is Fair

    Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Our "Interest" = Oil & Israel
    Have to disagree. There's no real oil interests in Syria, and any disruptions in supply would be made up by the Saudis in very short order. As far as Israel goes? Assad (and Iran) know that they would be retaliated against 100-fold would either be foolish enough to provoke Israel.
    The oil interests are pipelines that Iran uses: its not sweet crude, but its infrastructure that the Iranians depend on. Plus, the backing of Hezbollah by both Iran and Syria, and the subsequent threat to Israel, make hittng Syria more feasible from a stategic and tactical standpoint.

    September 6, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  3. W is LOL

    Yes another member of the Obama "circus" administration only put her on the court if she can make animals from balloons!

    September 6, 2013 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
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