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After strike deal on Syria, Kerry says him calling it impossible was 'diplomacy'
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Posted on 09/14/2013 12:17:16 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

After strike deal on Syria, Kerry says him calling it impossible was 'diplomacy'

Published September 14, 2013 FoxNews.com

Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday, after reaching a tentative agreement with Russia to disarm Syria of chemical weapons, that his earlier statement about the impossibility of such a plan was in fact “the language of diplomacy.”

“I purposefully made the statements,” Kerry said in Geneva, Switzerland, after reaching the framework of an agreement with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. “And I did indeed say it was impossible and [Syrian President Bashar al-Assad] won't do it, even as I hoped it would be possible and wanted him to do it. And the language of diplomacy sometimes requires that you put things to the test, and we did.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: artofdiplomacy; kerrygaffe; kerrylies; kerrysyria; lurch; secstatekerry; syriaputincheckmate; vietnam
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How nuanced!
1 posted on 09/14/2013 12:17:16 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Chutzpah at its finest...


3 posted on 09/14/2013 12:19:23 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Don’t take my word for it, these are my opinions...Do your own Homework)
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“I purposefully made the statements,” Kerry said

"I meant to do that", Peewee Herman said.

5 posted on 09/14/2013 12:21:41 PM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: Sub-Driver

He was for the impossibility before he was against it.


6 posted on 09/14/2013 12:22:05 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah that was no more diplomacy on Kerry’s part than his Purple Hearts being legitimate. I think the last time Kerry said what he really meant was when he called American soldiers murderers and rapists.


7 posted on 09/14/2013 12:22:58 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Give the guy a medal!!

What an a**. We're not stupid!!

8 posted on 09/14/2013 12:25:40 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sub-Driver

As Lavrov pointed out, at some point he just needs to shut up.


9 posted on 09/14/2013 12:27:16 PM PDT by bereanway
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To: Sub-Driver

Let’s see...if I say it’s impossible, Putin will jump at the chance to get a weapons deal from his BBF. P>Be careful John....nothing has been signed yet!!


10 posted on 09/14/2013 12:27:26 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sub-Driver

How conVEEENient for the Secretary!


11 posted on 09/14/2013 12:28:56 PM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: Sub-Driver

Shove it.
Is that nuanced enough ya John F’N?


12 posted on 09/14/2013 12:30:56 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Sub-Driver

“diplomacy” = lying


13 posted on 09/14/2013 12:31:53 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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To: darkwing104

Put some ketchup on it. It will taste different.


14 posted on 09/14/2013 12:32:59 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: Sub-Driver
Where does the Democrat Party find all these low-lifes?

P.T. Barnum was right.

15 posted on 09/14/2013 12:34:01 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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“I purposefully made the statements,” Kerry said

“I meant to do that”, Peewee Herman said.

That’s an interesting Photoshopping challenge.


16 posted on 09/14/2013 12:34:02 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Sub-Driver

Kerry is the southern end of a north-bound horse


17 posted on 09/14/2013 12:35:14 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: Sub-Driver

BS is a new name for diplomacy?
Who saw that coming
In like ghenghis kahn out with diplomacy
Freegards
LEX


18 posted on 09/14/2013 12:37:41 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Sub-Driver

Anyone know how to spell BS?


19 posted on 09/14/2013 12:38:48 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Sub-Driver


20 posted on 09/14/2013 12:39:26 PM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don’t need to be mystified about a motive.)
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