Skip to comments.Obama considering John Kerry for job of defense secretary
Posted on 11/13/2012 12:59:44 PM PST by mojito
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, Obamas 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 agencys 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.
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The Lebanese twins will factor into the scenario. John Kerry has just been dropped into the scandal.
I don’t know if anybody knows this, but John Kerry did serve in Vietnam, by the way.
About the only way that Massachusetts can end his stay as a U.S. Senator! Why not put Elizabeth Warren in the Obama administration, too? Then, Massachusetts can start anew!
Oh right, just the guy we need for the job! What F’n retard even suggested it? OK, I know he had an outstanding war record, they say he even served in Vietnam and received many life threatening wounds that earned him 3 purple hearts. Sorry bad pick! Find someone else we can “Trust”, not a political opportunist and questionable Traitor.
Maybe John F’n Kerry will hit on Holly, since he is an experienced gigolo.
Is Jane Fonda his second choice?
And he must have been kicked in the head every day he was there.
Socialist - check
Anti-American - check
Married into uber-wealthy elitism - check
Opposed to industry and productivity - check
Never held a real job - check
Willing to exempt himself from rules which oppress fellow citizens - check
Proven coward - check
Absolute contempt for rule of law - check
Looks like a good Dem candidate to me!
The only upside of this is it might give Scott Brown the chance to win that Senate seat in a special election.
Brown is finished.
Nothing more than a big FU to our military.
...if anyone needed another example of Odungo’s hatred of the US........here it is
Well, it is a way to get him out of the Senate.
That's what I was thinking. ONLY JANE FONDA would be a worse choice....and just barely.
This is a wise choice on the part of Bronco Bama.
Kerry has so many Purple Hearts that he has to carry them around in a wheelbarrow.
He is one smart cookie too. Look how he got his clammy hands on the ketchup fortune just by looking like a member of the Addams family.
Might as well, just look at what a great job John F’n did as Obama’s debate sparring partner.
SFI selects SFI.
Lord have mercy.
No way No how...
Kerry has done NOTHING in the senate for 20+, he was a coward in the Navy and was dishonorabvly dsicahrged beforwe he was honoeably discharged (by none other than Jimmuh Cahteh).
If zero pursues this, it should be MORE than enough cause for the military (and patriotic Americans) to rise up in revolt!!’No, No, No, a 1,000,000 times NO!!!!!
Pretends to be wounded warrior to get Purple Hearts and early-out - check
First question at the confirmation hearing:
"Why the long face, John?"
Maybe a Rino former Governer?
John Kerry is linked to Jill Kelly’s sister.
She was visiting a big democratic event and Kerry very much liked her 4 year old son. (seriously!)
...who served in Vietnam.
And became a America-hating supporter of pro-communist forces.
Anyway, no surprise. He would be working for an America-hating supporter of the ideology that hates us and everything good in the world.
John Kerry actually ran for president! That was the democrat party’s second attempt to give us a marxist president. The first was jimmy carter, and it succeeded. Their third attempt also succeeded.
If Barky does this, it will be one of the biggest middle fingers he’s ever given to America.
” I don’t know if anybody knows this, but john kerry did serve in Vietnam.”
It was my understanding that he vacationed there for a few months.
Picked up some trinkets and a paper cut and came home.
Bureau of Indian Affairs? Secretary of the Inferior?
Oh God no!
I would rather them dig up Les Aspin’s rotted corpse and name him SecDef again than see that admitted war criminal become SecDef.
We don’t need Scott Brown. He’s a traitor.
Didn’t J F’n Kerry testify against his Brothers-in-Arms at the Paris Peace Talks? This is an OUTRAGE!
“I dont know if anybody knows this, but John Kerry did serve in Vietnam, by the way.”.....
Yes, he was the guy who threw a gernade (just for fun) and wound up getting a shrapnel wound and ultimately the purple heart. Some great “Defense Secretary” he would make....(sarc)
I did not know that. Hey did you know John Kerry served in Vietnam?
You think this is bad, he is also making Susan Rice Sec. of state. Not he “might”, he WILL. She WILL be Sec. of state. It has already been decided. Can you believe this? And Obama is just getting started here with 1,453 more days to go. This country is going to be in absolute ashes when this POS is through.
What a disgrace to everyone that served in Vietnam!!!!!
Yep. Well there is one bright side: He can’t blame Bush anymore and I’m going to very interested what they say when the Kenyan raises the unemployment percentage into the double digits.
He’s a lying traitor that lied under oath when he said he had witnessed and “participated” in war crimes during his lengthy tour of 4 months in country. Many “Winter Soldiers” who testified had never sat food in country. Others were liars that never left the states. Kerry has despised the US military for his entire life. So he would make a perfect Sec of Defense for his military/American-hating boss.
Bureau of Fake Indian Affairs.-Even better.
Trying to get ANYBODY with an “R” next to their name to, actually, win ANYTHING in Massachusetts is next to impossible, especially at the highest levels of Massachusetts political office.