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Secretary of State John Kerry: 'We are not blind' on Iran
Washington Examiner ^ | November 10, 2013 | By ZACK COLMAN

Posted on 11/10/2013 11:47:17 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday defended the Obama administration's approach to nuclear negotiations with Iran, saying that it would not rush into a half-measure interim deal.

"No deal is better than a bad deal, and we are certainly adhering to that concept," Kerry said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Kerry and foreign ministers from the United Kingdom, France, China, Russia and Germany left Geneva without securing a deal to freeze Iran's nuclear program, efforts which drew criticism from some GOP lawmakers.

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the Obama administration needs to secure a firmer deal than it's seeking.

Speaking on "Meet the Press," Corker likened the prospects of an interim deal to the situation with North Korea, and urged the administration not to engage in that sort of "dance" with Iran.

"People are really looking at what the next steps ought to be," Corker said, adding that lawmakers are "also concerned about an administration that seems really ready, always, to jump into the arms of other folks."

Corker stopped short of saying Congress would push for new sanctions, despite his GOP colleague Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., saying lawmakers would do just that. Instead, Corker said he would push Kerry for a stronger line in negotiations.

"I think this week, sitting down talking with Secretary Kerry will be an important element of what we do," Corker said.

Kerry said the United States must demonstrate some "good faith" in the negotiations to get something out of Iran. He added that, "We are not blind, and I don't think we're stupid" about giving away too much.

Kerry said that the administration would not change the "core architecture" of sanctions on Iran's banking and oil sectors, which he and Congress have said helped bring Iran to the table.

"One thing is clear, is that we're not going into a full deal and giving away something. We're talking about stopping their program where it is ... while we then negotiate the full measure of the deal with our allies, with our friends," Kerry said.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: china; france; germany; iran; israel; lebanon; middleeast; nuclearbomb; russia; saudiarabia; turkey; unitedkingdom; waronterror

1 posted on 11/10/2013 11:47:17 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We’re not blind, but we ARE stupid. And maybe even a little supportive of the regime (i.e. STUPID and EVIL).


2 posted on 11/10/2013 11:49:59 AM PST by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Just incompetent.
3 posted on 11/10/2013 11:50:23 AM PST by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: Dog

Nah, not blind. Deaf, dumb, incompetent, extremely myopic.


4 posted on 11/10/2013 12:00:26 PM PST by rbg81
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Just wait until Iran gets the nuke and the ABM and aims it at New York or D. C. - that’s their goal. Terrorist is their Islam game.


5 posted on 11/10/2013 12:00:55 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

6 posted on 11/10/2013 12:09:20 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We need a new expression.

“Not just stupid, but *Democrat* stupid.”


7 posted on 11/10/2013 12:10:08 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Welfare is the new euphemism for Eugenics.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Not Blind but in a Bind.


8 posted on 11/10/2013 12:11:02 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
none as so blind as those who will not see...
9 posted on 11/10/2013 12:12:20 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
These same buffoons keep getting regurgitated over and over and over again.

What an idiot.

10 posted on 11/10/2013 12:13:55 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel+38:13&version=KJV

Ezekiel 38:13

King James Version (KJV)

13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish,
with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee,
Art thou come to take a spoil?
hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey?
to carry away silver and gold,
to take away cattle and goods,
to take a great spoil?


11 posted on 11/10/2013 12:15:19 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Thanks for the new tagline.


12 posted on 11/10/2013 12:17:05 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Remake of the Paris meeting with the North Vietnamese in 3,2, oops

I was expecting a photo reshoot.


13 posted on 11/10/2013 12:19:00 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Dog

Complicit.


14 posted on 11/10/2013 12:58:20 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Hassan Rouhani, president of Iran, is an intelligent, crafty hardline Muslim butcher and is playing Obama and his sock puppet, Kerry as he develops Iran's nuclear weapons capability while pretending to be 'moderate' and willing to 'negotiate'. Seriously?

Iran is working overtime to develop nuclear weaponry to use against Israel and the U.S., if it interferes, which, under Muslim-friendly Barack Hussein Obama, it will not. Obama and Lurch are willing accomplices to Iran's igniting World War III.

15 posted on 11/10/2013 1:48:02 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Not blind, but definitely indifferent.


16 posted on 11/10/2013 2:01:42 PM PST by Old Yeller (Obama: A dark spot in this country's history.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Kerry said the United States must demonstrate some "good faith" in the negotiations to get something out of Iran. He added that, "We are not blind, and I don't think we're stupid" about giving away too much.

It is probably true that Kerry is not blind and stupid. But it is probably true that Kerry is dumb, inexperienced, and confused. The evidence is his performance after the Vietnam war.

He would be more comfortable and at home working for some country other than the United States of America, IMO.

17 posted on 11/10/2013 3:19:23 PM PST by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We all know that mac daddy craps down his throat so that he knows what to say.


18 posted on 11/10/2013 3:38:41 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
“Not just stupid, but *Democrat* stupid.”

That's a great term... you're making us proud brumuy.

19 posted on 11/10/2013 3:41:15 PM PST by GOPJ (Obama - "too arrogant to question his own bad judgement" ... Greenfield)
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To: Maceman

I was just going to say the same thing. Stupid is as stupid does, and Kerry and is one dumba$$.


20 posted on 11/10/2013 3:57:45 PM PST by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Vainglorious buffoon


21 posted on 11/10/2013 5:50:39 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

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No, not blind, sympathetic.

22 posted on 11/11/2013 8:09:25 AM PST by SJackson (if you want to test a man’s character, give him power A Lincoln)
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To: SJackson

And stupid, too. They think they’ll be spared.


23 posted on 11/11/2013 4:26:12 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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