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Obama's Syria Policy
Kerry Accepts the Unacceptable
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  • Andrew Allison

    “a more miserable failure of diplomacy would be hard to find” could be said of this administrations entire foreign policy.

  • WigWag

    It’s fascinating really; our credulous press is obsessed with how Donald Trump has a man crush on Putin all the while that the Obama Administration genuflects to Putin at every turn. While all this is happening the former Secretary of State says nothing.

    • Tom

      Actually, it makes total sense. Remember, intentions are the REALLY important thing, and the Obama administration has the best of intentions, and Trump the worst. Actual results don’t matter in the least.
      /sarc

      • 1952rmdg

        Or as I have heard it put: “We just ourselves by our intentions and others by their actions.”

    • Andrew Allison

      It wouldn’t be so bad if they were merely credulous, but they’re mendacious. Happily, as the polls show, this appears to be having an effect opposite to that intended.

  • charlesrwilliams

    The Obama administration has thrown away all its cards in the Middle East. We have no leverage over what happens in Syria. We have no good guys to support. But we must negotiate over and over because otherwise we have to admit our impotence. And then Putin demonstrates our impotence before the world by walking all over negotiated agreements.

  • Angel Martin

    In 1992, Ross Perot responded to accusations of inexperience with: “You got a point there… I don’t have any experience in running up a 4 trillion dollar debt.”

    Given the foreign policy disasters of the Bush and Obama years, I don’t think Trump has to apologize for foreign policy “inexperience”.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    Kerry is as incompetent as Obama at foreign policy.

  • vepxistqaosani

    Someone should tell these feckless jokers to “get fecked.”

    Or is that what Putin, Lavrov, and Assad have been doing all along?

  • LarryD

    Insanity: Repeating the same action over and over, and expecting the results to change.

    • 1952rmdg

      Yes, anyone who thinks that Mrs. Clinton will change her 30 year trajectory is probably and sadly mistaken, especially when you consider how political and financial it has been for the Clintons. Why would she go against Wall Street and the 1% globalists when she and Bill have enriched themselves to the turn of $100,000,000 or more via their various connections and activities with these groups?

  • Kev

    You know if the US really wanted to build trust and win some consessions from Russians they could do us all a favor and stop arming al-Qaeda in Syria.

  • Blackbeard

    I think the real lesson here is that democracy just doesn’t work when the media, the entertainment industry and the academic world are all in the tank for one party. The economy is stagnant, race relations haven’t been this bad for 50 years, and the ME, Eastern Europe and the South China Sea are all in chaos. If a Republican administration had produced these results what would the NY Times, CNN and NPR be saying?

    • ARMSTROB

      Don’t forget the Executive Bureaucracy, they are doing Obama’s bidding without even having to be asked. There is the same rule of law at home as there is when China decides to build some islands in the middle of a huge shipping lane and call it theirs.

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