Kerry,Clinton’s sorry Syrian policy has led to this?


During the Bush Administration, the Dems did what they could to undermine his policy in attempting to isolate Syria. From Kerry to Pelosi, they defied him and went waltzing over to meet with their “friend” that they were sure was going to be our go to guy in the Middle East. A butcher with massive amounts of chemical weapons, no mind. What is it with all of these Progressives and their infatuation with dictators? Lets take a spin in the way back machine and review a bit of history not so very long ago.

Reporters aren’t interested in exploring aspects of Clinton’s job as Secretary  of State. One such comment not getting attention is her 2011 labeling of Bashar  al-Assad, the man almost  certainly (maybe) behind a devastating chemical weapons attack, as a “reformer.”

On the March 27, 2011, Clinton insisted, “There’s a different leader in  Syria now. Many of the members of Congress of both parties who have gone to  Syria in recent months have said they believe he’s a reformer.” (The Washington  Post gave this remark three Pinocchios. Clinton later backtracked.)  Yet, ABC, NBC and CBS have not reexamined the comments in the wake of the attack  or its accuracy.

Uploaded on Mar 31, 2011. Included in the clip is her take on the wonders of the administration’s actions in Libya as well. Getting rid of one nasty dictator.

On July 27, 2012, National  Review recounted several politicians who have offered hopeful comments  about Assad. Noah Glyn wrote of Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi  and others:

In 2007, Nancy Pelosi, over strong objections from the  State Department, visited Syria, and said, “The road to Damascus is a road to  peace.” Senator John Kerry predicted that “Syria will change as it embraces a  legitimate relationship with the United States.” Read more:  Newsbusters

It wasn’t so long ago that Kerry made repeated pilgrimage to Syria, meeting with Assad five times between 2009 and 2011.

He famously used the adjective “generous” to describe Assad, as the Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens recalled in a column:

On March 16, 2011—the day after the first mass demonstration against the regime—John Kerry said Assad was a man of his word who had been “very generous with me.” He added that under Assad “Syria will move; Syria will change as it embraces a legitimate relationship with the United States.” This is the man who might be our next secretary of state.

As Michael Rubin recently wrote in Commentary Magazine, Kerry’s staffers described “their collective cringe when, after a motorcycle ride with Bashar al-Assad, he returned to Washington referring to Bashar as ‘my dear friend.’”

Kerry clearly believed Assad was honest and a force for stability. The National Review quoted a WikiLeaks document which revealed Kerry had told the emir of Qatar in November 2010, “Assad is a man who ‘wants to change’ and that Israel should cede the Golan Heights to the Syrians ‘at some point.’”

The National Review detailed more about Kerry’s positive impression of Assad:

After a “long and comprehensive” meeting with Assad in April of that year, Kerry described it as “a very positive discussion.” A month later, Kerry was back in Syria. His spokesman, insisting that “Syria can play a critical role in bringing peace and stability if it makes the strategic decision to do so,” asserted that Kerry had “emerged as one of the primary American interlocutors with the Syrian government.” Despite the senator’s interlocutions, Assad, it appears, has made the wrong “strategic decision.”

The Washington Free Beacon in an article titled “An Affair to Remember: John Kerry Hearts Bashar al-Assad” called Kerry the Syrian dictator’s “highest-ranking apologist in American politics”:

Kerry thwarted efforts during the Bush administration to diplomatically isolate Syria after the administration’s own efforts to engage the regime ended in failure in 2003. Kerry served as the Obama administration’s envoy to Assad, leading a delegation to Syria just days after Obama’s inauguration. There he listened to Bashar Assad lecture him that Washington must “move away from a policy based on dictating decisions.”

H/T:The Blaze

And why is Kerry so sure Obama will be a success with his Middle East Policies? Please do guess, I am sure you will be surprised! Our savant strikes again. John Kerry interview with SouthCoastToday on 3/19/08

FLASHBACK: Pelosi Visits Assad In Syria, Tells Him “We Came In Friendship, Hope, And Peace”…

April 5, 2007:

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held talks with Syria’s leader Wednesday despite White House objections, saying she pressed President Bashar Assad over his country’s support for militant groups and passed him a peace message from Israel.

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24 Responses to “Kerry,Clinton’s sorry Syrian policy has led to this?”

  1. Reports of Syria Removing Its Chemical Weapons Were Greatly Exaggerated | BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades! Says:

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  2. VIDEO Kerry, Ash Carter asked Iran to help when Navy boats had trouble, letting them be captured, Blackmailed? | Reclaim Our Republic Says:

    […] What is with our Secretary of State? The feigned outrage at the GOP  sending a letter to Iran. For once,would the GOP turn the tables and go after Kerry? First of all, Kerry has no business even being in his position with family members living in Iran and being subject to black mail. I already covered how the Dems undercut Bush’s Syrian policy in the post Kerry,Clinton’s sorry Syrian policy has led to this? […]

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  3. Kerry and his Iranian in-law relatives. Could he be black mailed? | BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades! Says:

    […] What is with our Secretary of State? The feigned outrage at the GOP  sending a letter to Iran. For once,would the GOP turn the tables and go after Kerry? First of all, Kerry has no business even being in his position with family members living in Iran and being subject to black mail. I already covered how the Dems undercut Bush;s Syrian policy in the post Kerry,Clinton’s sorry Syrian policy has led to this? […]

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  4. Recall how the Democrats undercut Bush’s Syrian policy? | BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades! Says:

    […] Kerry,Clinton’s sorry Syrian policy has led to this? August 28, 2013 — bunkerville […]

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  5. Steve Dennis Says:

    The 180 is stunning and yet bloggers are the only ones calling them out, where is the MSM? That is a rhetorical question of course. What has changed over there other than what appears to be Obama’s support for terrorist organizations?

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I am with you on this. It should finish Clinton and her ambitions, but no, she did head for the hills hoping we all would forget by 2016. Heck, it is only less than two years.

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  6. ComradeMatrix (@ComradeMatrix) Says:

    Another example of “Useful Idiots”. Good job Bunker. We all need to remember Hillary’s keen observations when she finally acknowledges her presidential run for coronation….er, .. I mean throwing her hat in the ring of course.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Her head bobbing is really getting annoying as the questions are being raised. I chugged through a bunch of clips of her and conclude she is about as disgusting as Chaka Zulu.

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      • Pmc3 Says:

        Chakabama should have gone to hospitality school, he would have made a great butler.

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  7. Pmc3 Says:

    It’s becoming more obvious every passing day that the number one prerequisite for ascending to the top of the political heap is to not know the difference between one’s ass and a hole in the ground. Maybe that explains why the WH, both houses of congress and even the Supreme Court have become one big Porta John. It’s encouraging to know these ass wipes hold our security in their fetid hands. Imagine if the other half if the equation, this country’s great unwashed would understand how their messiah is exposing himself for the weakling destroyet and the fraud that he really is. But don’t count on it. They are too preoccupied with the nation’s rampant runaway racism .

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    • bunkerville Says:

      The great unwashed are in for a rude awakening. As for us, the story ending will not be much of a surprise. Most of us will be prepared to make the most of it should the shtf.

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  8. LD Jackson Says:

    It would appear that certain high ranking members of our government have a certain affinity with Mr. Assad. I can’t imagine this ending good for us.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      No, there will be nothing good to come of this, and the risk is enormous. That is how wars start. Miscalculations.

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  9. Always On Watch Says:

    We have no cogent Middle Eastern foreign policy. None!

    What Obama’s administration has managed to accomplish in the Middle East: empower the Muslim Brotherhood.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Your looking for cogent??:)) well, you made me chuckle. What else is there to do.

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  10. Jim at Asylum Watch Says:

    This is an outstanding post, Bunker. Americans, as usual, need to be reminded about the exploits of the fools they send to Washington. Let’s hope that some in the media (FOX, at least) and the RNC pick up on your idea of refreshing the public’s memory.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks Jim. These were just a few of the most unthinkable clips I found. How do they get away with this?

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  11. Petermc3 Says:

    Truly refreshing to know our best and brightest are conducting our foreign policy. We don’t know what Kerry is taking to the bank as a result of his middle east escapades but what we do know is that that dried up old prune that Bill hasn’t banged since his Arkansas days will be coronated in January, 2017, absolved of any culpability for any of this, unless the incumbent warrior Chaka Zulu refuses to give up the throne. The saddest aspect to our nation’s dissembling is that a majority of the American people haven’t a clue. If you doubt this go ask the opinions of ten of your neighbors.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I have asked 10 of my neighbors and they are clueless. I now try and live in my head since few share my concerns. Great comment as always, looking for Chaka Zulu to readily give up his throne.

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      • Petermc3 Says:

        If you really care to throw up watch last night’s O’reilly. His disjointed take on Obama’s motivations for f___ing up the Syrian situation could get him a spot on MSLSD as water boy on the Mr Ed show..

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Sadly I did watch and missed the barf bag. I am Moving over to cavuto at 8 pm. Oreilly has become another arrogant nasty little man. But the again, I now can watch al jezera.

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  12. Brittius Says:

    The left always loves a dictator. But they are against Assad. Syria has many Christians, and that, may be what the Leader-of-the Left is against.

    http://brittius.com/2013/08/27/questions-answered/

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    • bunkerville Says:

      That would be the more benign reason. What a fiasco coming.

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      • Brittius Says:

        Politicians want to follow that path. Bankrupting the nation, and more US blood spilled for absolutely no good reason. Let the Arabs kill each other. We, the Patriots, know that, it will only be a very short matter of time until the Muslims go jihad in America. The entire mess makes no sense, but the key to it, is Obama. The liberals re-elected him, and deserve what’s coming.
        Also, due to litigation brought by a Plaintiff who is Iraqi about her parents killed as result of a war based upon False information charges Bush (#43) in the case. Obama gave Bush (#43) full immunity along with Rummy, etc., but it has no bearing if an International Court indicts for war crimes. Same with Obama and the Middle East. International Court has not become vocal (yet), or it will end up exceeding Nuremberg 1945 trials. The one skunk that I will be suspecting in the Syrian mess is Iran. If not a false flag by US, then it could possibly be a chess move by Iran.

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