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John Kerry Defends His Diplomatic Efforts: ‘I May Fail – I Don’t Care’
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Posted on 04/08/2014 1:29:51 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

John Kerry Defends His Diplomatic Efforts: ‘I May Fail – I Don’t Care’

By Ali Weinberg Apr 8, 2014 4:03pm

Appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry defiantly defended his diplomatic efforts, saying that while ambitious, they were better than doing nothing.

While the purpose of Tuesday’s hearing was to pick through the State Department’s budget, it was Kerry’s record that came under scrutiny as his old colleagues on the committee accused him of taking on too many responsibilities with too few results.

“I think you’re about to hit the trifecta,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told Kerry, naming three of the most complicated issues Kerry took on: the humanitarian crisis in Syria, the Iranian nuclear program and the Middle East peace talks.

Kerry said McCain gave a “premature judgment about the failure of everything,” and noted, on Middle East talks, that the Israelis and Palestinians were still at the negotiating table.

“It’s stopped. It is stopped. Recognize reality,” McCain curtly told his former colleague.

Kerry invited McCain and other critics to lay blame at his feet.

“Sure, we may fail. And you want to dump it on me? I may fail. I don’t care. It’s worth doing. It’s worth the effort,” he said.

Earlier in the hearing, Kerry rejected a claim by Sen. Jim Risch that American foreign policy was “spinning out of control” and listed some of what he said were clear successes around the world.

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If you say so...........
1 posted on 04/08/2014 1:29:51 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

How bout he puts his old money on the line and then we’ll see if he cares?


2 posted on 04/08/2014 1:31:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sub-Driver

He made a major contribution to the Communist conquest of VietNam — he may figure he’ll never top that achievement.


3 posted on 04/08/2014 1:33:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I have found that I prefer mustard to Ketchup on my hot dogs.


4 posted on 04/08/2014 1:35:46 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Sub-Driver

He failed in a manner reminiscent of Jhinjis Khawn.


5 posted on 04/08/2014 1:36:16 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; a man who respects it has earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Sub-Driver

Of course he doesn’t care...failure is his life. How are those rice burns that you got the Purple Heart for John?


6 posted on 04/08/2014 1:39:03 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Sub-Driver
J f'ng K ... all of your 'diplomatic' efforts FAIL ... ever since the very first one ...


7 posted on 04/08/2014 1:39:41 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Sub-Driver
Kerry, you worthless POS, you've failed at everything except marrying rich women.

All your lies caught up with you in 2004

8 posted on 04/08/2014 1:41:19 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Sub-Driver
John Kerry Defends His Diplomatic Efforts: ‘I May Fail – I Don’t Care’

This is an essential part of liberal thinking.

Fly the plane into the side of a mountain before admit your ideology has led you into disaster. The innocents who suffer as a result are a detail.

9 posted on 04/08/2014 1:41:26 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Sub-Driver
"I may fail"
"I don't care"

The words of a timid man who deep down inside knows he lacks the leadership qualities and professional abilities to carry out his duties and who is uncomfortable in his own skin.

I'm convinced he was appointed to this position by our infirmative-action president in order to make Mrs. Clinton's failures seem less serious by comparison.

10 posted on 04/08/2014 1:41:58 PM PDT by glennaro
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To: Sub-Driver

11 posted on 04/08/2014 1:42:10 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Sub-Driver

12 posted on 04/08/2014 1:42:45 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Sub-Driver

yeah he must be used to it


13 posted on 04/08/2014 1:46:31 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Sub-Driver
The “trophy for everyone” mentality reaches international politics with nuclear states.

“It doesn't matter that I failed, only that I tried!” waaaaa

14 posted on 04/08/2014 1:48:29 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: Sub-Driver

I certainly hope that John Kerry fails in ALL his misguided missions. He’s being as unproductive as Hillary was but at least Hillary took a “compliant” woman with her on all her travels so her time was not (to her) a total waste.


15 posted on 04/08/2014 1:49:00 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Sub-Driver

This is a man who obviously has no qualifications to be Secretary of State.

Unfortunately, if that’s obvious to a dummy like me, it’s also obvious to the every Foreign Minister and Foreign Secretary of every other nation on earth. Those people tend to be rather bright and know their jobs, having been career foreign service types.

You know they laugh everytime horse face opens his mouth.


16 posted on 04/08/2014 1:49:10 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe it was a misquote, that happens all the time. I bet the accurate quote was “I Fail - Because I Don’t Care!” Oh yeah and because he’s a Moron!


17 posted on 04/08/2014 1:49:57 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Arrrg, Matey, there's always another wealthy wench ashore to conquer if the battle goes badly at sea !!

Praise the Lawd and pass the Betty Boop band-aids !!

18 posted on 04/08/2014 1:50:03 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I wonder if they visitted the grave of the unarmed teenage boy that he shot in the back as he was running away?


19 posted on 04/08/2014 1:50:14 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Sub-Driver

John Kerry.
What can I say?
I am ashamed of you.
You are a traitor.
You are a disgrace.
I hate you.
I hate the people who appointed you.
I hope I live long enough to piss on your grave.


20 posted on 04/08/2014 1:50:39 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Doesn’t this just wrap up liberalism perfectly?

It may fail, it may be disastrous, it may kill 100 million people, but at least we did ‘something.’


21 posted on 04/08/2014 1:50:45 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Sub-Driver
... “premature judgment about the failure of everything”...

Name one success, Lurch.

22 posted on 04/08/2014 1:59:46 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

There was that time he went up the Jordan River that is seared, seared in his memory.


23 posted on 04/08/2014 2:00:08 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Repeal The 17th
"I hope I live long enough to piss on your grave."

If that were permitted LBJ would be washed out of his little plot within days.

24 posted on 04/08/2014 2:09:23 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: cripplecreek

It’s not HIS.


25 posted on 04/08/2014 2:12:56 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry defiantly defended his diplomatic efforts, saying that while ambitious, they were better than doing nothing.

Sometimes doing nothing is the best course of action.

26 posted on 04/08/2014 2:14:17 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Sub-Driver

“At this point does it really make a difference?”


27 posted on 04/08/2014 2:14:34 PM PDT by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Name one success, Lurch.

Hey, Ted Cassidy aka Lurch had many a success long after his best known roll and was a good man.

John Kerry on the other hand should have been Court Martialed for giving aid and comfort to the enemy in time of war and sentenced to Reduction to E-1. He should have been busting rocks at Leavenworth until the war ended and then given a Dishonorable Discharge upon release after every POW arrived to spit in his Communist sympathizing face.

28 posted on 04/08/2014 2:37:16 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: Sub-Driver

He can and will fail but will be declared a success by himself and the American people, too uninformed to know the difference.


29 posted on 04/08/2014 2:54:35 PM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Vaquero; stylecouncilor; windcliff

“Ah, but the rice in my ass. That’s where I had them. I know now they were just covering up for some fellow officer. And I would have produced that rice if only they’d...” Uh, what’s that? Plagerism, you say? Herman Woulk be damned. I’m a democrat. “..But they went around scoffing at me. I was responsible for Whatshisname’s poor seamanship. They want to go around with their shirttails hanging out, that’s alright. Let them....”


30 posted on 04/08/2014 2:58:33 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Mr. K

I’m not familiar with the reference. What incident are you referring to?


31 posted on 04/08/2014 2:59:01 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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..................

Good for John, better for his mental health.

32 posted on 04/08/2014 3:04:33 PM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we donÂ’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: Organic Panic; cyn; Yehuda; MeshugeMikey
Doesn’t this just wrap up liberalism perfectly? It may fail, it may be disastrous, it may kill 100 million people, but at least we did ‘something.’

No kidding. It's all about the process, not about accomplishing the stated goals. The "goals" are lies to provide cover for the left to continue on with the struggling victimhood ruse... while always being generous with other people's money.

Misery, chaos, destruction. It's what they live for. Normal people view success as the satisfaction in making real improvements e.g. making something whole and complete, more functional, less time-consuming, etc. IOW, the types of goals that engender order, contentment and peace because they work in the real world.

The left not only hates those kinds of people, it despises their world - the natural order of reality and truth. Deceivers pretend to hold to the normal definitions of words in order to worm in and rot a peaceful, sincere society out from the middle.

Talk about a mindset that is fundamentally dishonest, manipulative, and corrupt.

Kerry reveals what we already knew - that the left's motives have nothing to do with peace and order or love for humanity. It's all about the self-serving interests of I-I-I me-me-me. The gods of liberalism really do appear to move and speak. That's because they watch them in their mirrors.

33 posted on 04/08/2014 3:06:42 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: onedoug

stwawbewy....

and old yellowstain....


34 posted on 04/08/2014 3:07:39 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Damn bud, just imagine if they buried JF’nK next to
Jane Fonda, you’d have to pea spinning in a circle.


35 posted on 04/08/2014 3:11:22 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

He proved his lack of concern when he advocated for the North Vietnamese during the war. Why he and Fonda did not walk the big thirteen steps up to the rope is beyond me.


36 posted on 04/08/2014 3:14:05 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: tet68

I can do it.


37 posted on 04/08/2014 3:16:26 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: tet68

Only problem would be figuring where to start.


38 posted on 04/08/2014 3:17:05 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Psalm 144

its in the book “Unfit For Command”


39 posted on 04/08/2014 3:18:41 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yes. And, we already know you don’t care.


40 posted on 04/08/2014 3:21:04 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!


41 posted on 04/08/2014 3:33:11 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Mr. K

All three of Kerry’s phony PHs were self-inflicted, especially the first one. And he used those PHs to spend just 4 and one-half months in Vietnam—getting an early out.


42 posted on 04/08/2014 3:43:09 PM PDT by kabar
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To: tet68

LOL!!!! BRILLIANT!

I hate them all...not only are they traitors..but also incredibly stupid.

The only small bit of justice with Kerry and Fonda is
that they are both getting uglier day by day as they get older...
...and yes, although I am a Christian, I have a great feeling of Schadenfreude when I see them age ungracefully!


43 posted on 04/08/2014 3:44:33 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Repeal The 17th
I hope I live long enough to piss on your grave.

Me too, right after pissing on Hanoi Jane's grave.

5.56mm

44 posted on 04/08/2014 3:44:56 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Mr. K

Thanks!


45 posted on 04/08/2014 3:52:09 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Sub-Driver

The hubris of this entire administration is enough to make me physically ill!!!


46 posted on 04/08/2014 4:08:47 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

He was against failure before he was for it.


47 posted on 04/08/2014 4:09:32 PM PDT by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: Sub-Driver
Our John Francois sounds a little pouty today.

Time to pull in that lower lip, sonny.

48 posted on 04/08/2014 4:49:08 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Sub-Driver

‘’I may fail — I don’t care’’ is worse than Hillary’s ‘’What difference does it make?’’ comment because, even though both statements express the same sentiment, Hillary was not actively serving as Secretary of State when she made her comment, but John Kerry is currently in office and supposed to at least have the decency to pretend he still cares about American foreign policy.

John Kerry’s excuse that ‘’at least I tried’’ is only possible in politics, where no one is expected to do their jobs. In every other type of work, people MUST try: doctors MUST treat patients; bakers MUST bake bread. And if they do their jobs badly, they’re fired. Saying, ‘’at least I tried’’ goes without saying in such cases, since if doctors and bakers sat around doing nothing they’d be fired immediately. But in politics, of course, it’s okay to sit around doing nothing without fear of being fired; so John Kerry thinks he deserves praise for trying, no matter how badly he’s failed.


49 posted on 04/08/2014 5:26:25 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: Sub-Driver

What! a failure admitting failure


50 posted on 04/08/2014 5:49:35 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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