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CNNs Crowley: Do We Really Care that Russia Got the Diplomatic Edge?
The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 15, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 09/15/2013 10:05:30 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

CNN’s State of the Union host Candy Crowley asked Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Mich.) if the U.S. really cared whether Russia had the diplomatic edge in the deal over Syrian chemical weapons, which provides a framework for the destruction or removal of them over the next year.

Rogers explained the deal was a “Russian plan for Russian interests” before Crowley cut over him with her question Sunday. Rogers replied that it was serious because the U.S. had given away the credibility of its military force by allowing Russia to take the lead in the region.

“The Syria plan has been confusing at best over the last two years,” he said. “Last week it was more confusing to the American people and more confusing to members of Congress about our national security interests. The president couldn’t quite close that deal, so that indecisiveness gave the diplomatic advantage to the Russians. They saw it, they stepped in. This is a Russian plan for Russian interests.”

Crowley interrupted there.

“Who cares? If it has a chance to get rid of chemical weapons, do we really care that Russia got the diplomatic edge?” she asked.

“If it were just that, that’s true,” Rogers said. ‘But if the president believes, like I do, that a credible military force helps you get a diplomatic solution, they gave that away in this deal. I’m really concerned about that.”

Under the deal, NBC reports, Syria must provide a full catalog of its chemical arsenal within a week and allow United Nations inspectors to start working no later than November, but Rogers knocked the deal for having a “lot of shoulds” and not hard dates.

“If you believe there’s broader national security interests in Syria, I know the president does, I clearly believe that, we have al-Qaeda pooling in the west, we have Hezbollah operating there,” he said. “By the way the Russians have been here the whole time and are complicit, in my mind, in allowing chemical weapons to be used … Remember, it’s a framework. There’s a lot of ‘shoulds,’ not a lot of hard dates. Not one ounce of chemical weapons came off the battlefield, but we’ve given up every ounce of our leverage when it comes to trying to solve the broader Syrian problem.”


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They're so in the tank for Obama that they've grown gills.
1 posted on 09/15/2013 10:05:30 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Someone help remind me . . . wasn't Crowley one of those arguing during the election that Romney didn't have the experience to deal with Russia, etc.?
2 posted on 09/15/2013 10:07:47 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“What difference at this point, does it make?”


3 posted on 09/15/2013 10:10:42 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: 1rudeboy

she is evil


4 posted on 09/15/2013 10:11:18 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well Candy...do you think that having girlish shoulder-length dyed hair covers up the fact that you are bloated pig with no morals, no honest convictions or patriotism masquerading as something as laughable as an ‘impartial’ journalist? Go screw yourself...likely the only ‘action’ you’ll ever get. B!tch


5 posted on 09/15/2013 10:11:29 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is Iraq all over again. Took the UN almost 10 years to find and destroy Saddams WMD. And that was after the US bombed most of his known facilities prior to kicking him out of Kuwait.


6 posted on 09/15/2013 10:11:35 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (I think Obama and crew feel that time is being wasted and that we need to get the jump on Russian sh)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

russian influence in the middle east was non-existent when Teh One ascended unto heaven. russian influence will be dominant in the middle east before the spineless little idiot is out of office.

his first election was a mistake. it costs us all control over our own healthcare. but reelecting him is going to go down as an even worse decision. (more) people will die. lots of them.


7 posted on 09/15/2013 10:11:40 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Candy Crowley has nothing to fear from the Islamists; they are repulsed by lard..........


8 posted on 09/15/2013 10:13:12 AM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What better way for Russia to get the chemicals it has provided into the hands of terrorists (al qaeda, hezbollah) then to allow them to broker a deal.

Obama says America should be concerned about Assad using them on his people, now we have to worry about terrorist groups using them on us.

Good job Bozo!! S/


9 posted on 09/15/2013 10:13:34 AM PDT by mardi59
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Commies still have wet dreams about Mother Russia.


10 posted on 09/15/2013 10:13:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama got his community organizer ass handed o him. He’s so far out of his league, it’s embarrassing.


11 posted on 09/15/2013 10:14:39 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Who cares? If it has a chance to get rid of chemical weapons, do we really care that Russia got the diplomatic edge?” she asked.

Who really cares about "chemical weapons" anyway?

Assad is not punished and can still kill "dissidents" with machine guns.

This all smoke and mirrors distraction by Ubama.

12 posted on 09/15/2013 10:15:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Imagine the stuck pig squeals if this were a Republican POTUS.
And it is a valid comparison and question.
13 posted on 09/15/2013 10:15:30 AM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: JohnBrowdie

You are correct!

Watch this video.

Why does Russia support Syria’s Al-Assad?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW0HP7Xd2rs


14 posted on 09/15/2013 10:20:19 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The sabotage of our superpower status continues.. “Flexibility”.


15 posted on 09/15/2013 10:22:29 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Gaffer

Aw, c’mon, don’t hold back. Tell us how your REALLY feel about Candy Crowley.

The stark and overriding fact is, the Russian Federation and Vlad Putin has almost completely displaced the US in Middle East influence, and they have established an undeniable hegemony over most of the region from Iran westward.

For the moment, Russia has sided with the Shi’ite faction of Islam, much to the distress of the Sunnis (represented by the Saudi royal family and the Muslim Brotherhood).

The fact that this whole thing got stuck in the eye of the Current Occupant now squatting in the White Hut only makes it the sweeter, and is purely a bonus.


16 posted on 09/15/2013 10:24:16 AM PDT by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

17 posted on 09/15/2013 10:25:01 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, Candy, did you get all your questions and talking points from the Whitehouse, or did you make up a couple yourself?


18 posted on 09/15/2013 10:26:57 AM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: alloysteel

Oh, I agree at the utter failure of Obama re: Syria and dealing with an Adult Russian leader.

However, I can’t be any more succinct in saying that we must debase, ridicule and intimidate opponents like Crowley at any opportunity. We must force them to reflect on the negatives we emphasize so that they are not able to concentrate on the evil they are so intent on perpetrating.


19 posted on 09/15/2013 10:27:18 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We really need to start a Neville Chamberlain Award for fools that think we can live at arms’ length with rabid dogs. For the Russians, Chinese, North Koreans, Syrians and every other country in the world, the first and most essential trait is to show strength-without it, everything you try to do is completely meaningless. Weak countries are doormats at best and graveyards otherwise.


20 posted on 09/15/2013 10:27:58 AM PDT by Spok
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
1. Russia aligns itself "under the table" with Islamic radicals in exchange for minimizing terrorist activity in Russia.

2. Islamic radicals get weapons and cash from Russia to terrorize US interests in the Middle East.

3. Muslim States would rather have Russia as an allie. China is a bigger threat to Islam than Russia or the US.

4. Islamic States and Russia now know that the US will do little to protect Israel in the event of a major war.
21 posted on 09/15/2013 10:28:26 AM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: traditional1

They are probably more repulsed by her porcine countenance.


22 posted on 09/15/2013 10:29:10 AM PDT by I-ambush (Don't let it bring you down, it's only castles burning.)
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To: John W

looks like candy cowley has just dropped her ice cream scoop and is reaching for another fork


23 posted on 09/15/2013 10:29:28 AM PDT by mt tom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Who cares? If it has a chance to get rid of chemical weapons, do we really care that Russia got the diplomatic edge?”

Yes I really care!!What I don't care about is the opinion of a liberal loon who is in desperate need of a Stairmaster!!!

24 posted on 09/15/2013 10:32:56 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Who cares? If it has a chance to get rid of chemical weapons, do we really care that Russia got the diplomatic edge?” she asked.

That would be great.

But what IF it doesn't get rid of chemical weapons? And we have ceded control to the Russians who happen to be the protector of the Assad regime?

Both sides of the conflict are mass murderers. Putin and Assad are the establishment mass murderers, and al Qaeda and the mercenaries are stateless mass murderers.

25 posted on 09/15/2013 10:33:41 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Comrades, what do we learn from this lesson?
We learn that Comrade Obama is once again victorious!”
Comrade Candy “Crisco Concubine” Crowley


26 posted on 09/15/2013 10:36:31 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Crowley interrupted there.

“Who cares? If it has a chance to get rid of chemical weapons, do we really care that Russia got the diplomatic edge?” she asked."

That's right Candy. Don those knee-pads. Get on your knees and suck hard. I'm sure your god Obama will remember you. Oh, and how much is the Democrat Party paying you on the sly for spouting its propaganda every time your obese self appears on TV?

27 posted on 09/15/2013 10:39:46 AM PDT by StormEye
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What does the massive (literally) debate saboteur think Russia is going to do with the advantage now that they have it? humanitarian work?

Liberals. They’re just unspeakably stupid.


28 posted on 09/15/2013 11:00:31 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: 1rudeboy

Candy crowley is a stoopid Cee U Next Thursday


29 posted on 09/15/2013 11:58:10 AM PDT by jrg
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To: tumblindice
“Comrades, what do we learn from this lesson?
We learn that Comrade Obama is once again victorious!”
Comrade Candy “Crisco Concubine” Crowley

Thank you, tumblindice! I needed that.

30 posted on 09/15/2013 12:19:51 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: StormEye

Speaking of that:

Labor Dept. documents: MSNBC’s Ed Schultz on labor union payrolls since 2005
http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/12/labor-dept-documents-msnbcs-ed-schultz-on-labor-union-payrolls-since-2005/#ixzz2epsU9k2k

TheDailyBeast: TV Anchors by the Numbers
http://xfinity.comcast.net/slideshow/entertainment-tvanchorsbythenumbers/13/


31 posted on 09/15/2013 12:20:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Candy would be running naked through the streets with joy if this was a Repub president and Putin was an out and out Soviet (as opposed to just a former KGB thug).

Hey Candy, Michelle called; she said YOU EAT TOO MUCH FOR ONE WHITE GIRL. Go one a diet!


32 posted on 09/15/2013 12:47:50 PM PDT by Yehuda (Pres Obortion, Sen.McAnus, & Hillary Rotten Clinton all kiss the *ss of the muslim brotherhood.)
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To: 1rudeboy
Crowley cut over him with her question

She does that a lot apparently.

33 posted on 09/15/2013 5:31:32 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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