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Obama considering John Kerry for job of defense secretary
WaPo ^ | November 12, 2012 | Karen DeYoung and Greg Miller

Posted on 11/12/2012 4:53:41 PM PST by maggief

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 transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

John O. Brennan, Obama’s 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 agency’s acting director, is the prohibitive favorite to take over permanently. Officials cautioned that the White House discussions are still in the early phases and that no decisions have been made.

Petraeus’s resignation last week after revelations of an extramarital affair have complicated what was already an intricate puzzle to reassemble the administration’s national security and diplomatic pieces for Obama’s second term.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; bhosecdef; kerry; navyseals; panetta; petraeus; stuckiniraq; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi
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1 posted on 11/12/2012 4:53:46 PM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

He went to Vietnam, you know.

Now....tell me this is a sick joke.....even if it isn’t.


2 posted on 11/12/2012 4:55:01 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: maggief

It just keeps getting better.


3 posted on 11/12/2012 4:55:13 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: maggief

Paging Swiftboat Veterans.


4 posted on 11/12/2012 4:55:41 PM PST by MachIV
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To: USNBandit

he’ll be having flashbacks


5 posted on 11/12/2012 4:56:04 PM PST by molson209
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To: maggief

Perfect. Just perfect.


6 posted on 11/12/2012 4:56:07 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: maggief

Sure, put the Crap Weasel in charge. Why not?


7 posted on 11/12/2012 4:56:56 PM PST by rbg81
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To: maggief

Somebody please walk me through this thing about Hillary leaving SOSUS. I assume that she’s planning a run at POTUS 2016, so if she leaves SOSUS then what does she do for the next four years? I would think it would behoove her and the Rats who plan to run her for POTUS to round out her resume to include something more Commander in Chief-ish, like, say, Secretary of Defense or maybe Head of CIA. They can’t just let her skills for sublime evil languish for four years, can they? What’s the plan with her?


8 posted on 11/12/2012 4:57:29 PM PST by Gluteus Maximus
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To: MestaMachine

ping!


9 posted on 11/12/2012 4:57:29 PM PST by maggief
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To: maggief
How disheartening for our troops to have to serve under a traitor.

Heavy load to bear.

10 posted on 11/12/2012 4:57:45 PM PST by what's up
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To: maggief

Good grief!

National Security? What’s that?


11 posted on 11/12/2012 4:58:18 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: maggief

As if the CiC isn’t enough of an insult to those who serve.


12 posted on 11/12/2012 4:59:31 PM PST by sockhead (Socialism: trickle up poverty.)
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To: maggief

Please tell me this is satire.


13 posted on 11/12/2012 5:00:00 PM PST by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: maggief

oh thats great ...appoint the biggest fail.


14 posted on 11/12/2012 5:00:09 PM PST by dalebert
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To: maggief

Praying it doesn’t happen for our military’s sake.

Lurch will become Dork II and his boss Dork I.


15 posted on 11/12/2012 5:00:36 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: molson209

Flashbacks of what? A whorehouse in Saigon?........


16 posted on 11/12/2012 5:00:55 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: maggief
Obama considering John Kerry for job of defense secretary

What? Are Neville Chamberlain and Barney Fife unavailable?

17 posted on 11/12/2012 5:02:36 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: Gluteus Maximus

A 4 year listening tour is much safer politically for HRC. She has the fawning media to keep her relevant and to remind us how hard she works.


18 posted on 11/12/2012 5:03:05 PM PST by sockhead (Socialism: trickle up poverty.)
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To: maggief

Sure.

Put the 20th cnetury Benedict Arnold into the State Departement.

What could go wrong?


19 posted on 11/12/2012 5:03:17 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: maggief

Now THAT is an encouraging piece of news. But unlike the current SOS, Jean-Francois is conversant in French, and has had combat experience, evidenced by the Purple Heart and his repertoire of war stories.

The world shall surely respect him, no? He has been honing his negotiation skills, for these many years, does that count for nothing?

There is not enough duct tape to keep heads from exploding around the world.


20 posted on 11/12/2012 5:04:22 PM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: maggief

Never happen. Kerry is not black. Van Jones will be coming back.


21 posted on 11/12/2012 5:04:58 PM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: maggief

Please tell me this is satire..its satire right...right?
But hey why not..I hear Charles Manson isn’t available for the job so why not Kerry..and you can have Rosanne Barr for Energy Secretary


22 posted on 11/12/2012 5:06:01 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: RightOnline
We should never accept any appointee who is a Democrat Senator from a state without a Republican Governor with the power to appoint a replacement.

We need to whittle down the Democrats and it is possible to do that. Obama has a lot of payoffs to make.

23 posted on 11/12/2012 5:06:32 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: maggief
No wonder Reid wants to change the filibuster rules.
24 posted on 11/12/2012 5:07:37 PM PST by stylin19a (Obama ->The Jayson Blair administration)
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To: maggief

I foresee problems with re-enlistments.

We’ve still got lots of international commitments.

A draft soon? I know the brass don’t want that, but ...


25 posted on 11/12/2012 5:08:37 PM PST by Salman
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To: maggief

Somebody get Kerry a map of So. Vietnam and Cambodia so that he doesn’t get lost again there this coming Christmas.

While you are at it, get him a “brain”. Try “Brains R Us” and if they are out, go the the Young Frankenstein graveyard and get one from A.B. Normal.


26 posted on 11/12/2012 5:09:25 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: maggief

The coward..who saved his crew...HA!

What a joke this is becoming...


27 posted on 11/12/2012 5:09:54 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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To: maggief

We’re one step closer to having the “yellow heart” medal become a reality.


28 posted on 11/12/2012 5:11:25 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: maggief
Well it's Veterans Day.....why not piss on us a little more.

I'm half tempted to send kerry a metal detector so he can go search the south lawn of the White House for the "medals" he tossed over the fence.

Years ago I gave up hate, it is wasted energy but by god I'm having a hard time keeping it as anger and not letting it turn.

29 posted on 11/12/2012 5:12:03 PM PST by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

So, we’ll allow someone who has a place of honor in Ho Chi Minh museum since they considered John Kerry a hero in their victory over the United States.


30 posted on 11/12/2012 5:12:12 PM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: maggief

It looks like Scott Brown may be returning to the senate. MA requires special elections to replace senators.


31 posted on 11/12/2012 5:12:48 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Gluteus Maximus
Somebody please walk me through this thing about Hillary leaving SOSUS. I assume that she’s planning a run at POTUS 2016, so if she leaves SOSUS then what does she do for the next four years?

They'll relive old times:

Bill and Hill pass time together

32 posted on 11/12/2012 5:13:35 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine (Cynical about the political process. Who, me?)
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To: RightOnline; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; ...
"Now....tell me this is a sick joke.....even if it isn’t."

Nothing I could say can top that.

Of interest if you love your country.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

33 posted on 11/12/2012 5:13:47 PM PST by MestaMachine
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To: maggief

Today marks 2843 days since 01/30/2005 when John Kerry promised, on national TV, to sign form SF-180 and release his military records.

34 posted on 11/12/2012 5:13:50 PM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: maggief

Well, we have a president who hates the United States so it’s not surprising that we’d have someone who hates the military as Secretary of Defense.


35 posted on 11/12/2012 5:14:52 PM PST by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: maggief

Great guy for the job—any time you need someone to frag a sack of rice..


36 posted on 11/12/2012 5:15:11 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: maggief

LOL

The guy with fake purple hearts !?

The guy who knew get 3 and it`s home free so i`ll blow rice up my ass and get a scratch on my arm !?

Obama/Soetoro gets his revenge and rubs it in your face


37 posted on 11/12/2012 5:15:47 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: RightOnline

“I have a plan”


38 posted on 11/12/2012 5:17:06 PM PST by 1066AD
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To: maggief
Kerry betrayed his country and gave aid and comfort to the enemy in time of war. He is a traitor unfit to hold any public office, let alone SecDef. Worst nightmare imaginable for our warfighters. Recall his recent dissing of the military when he said only stupid people end up in the Armed Forces. Criminy, his picture hung on the wall of Hanoi's war museum until the Commies removed it when he decided to run for president. Any thought of him being in the chain of command must be quashed.
39 posted on 11/12/2012 5:17:16 PM PST by twister881
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To: tapatio
I'd like to, but it's true. Was linked on Drudge. John Kerry Considered for Secretary of Defense

How horrific!

40 posted on 11/12/2012 5:18:41 PM PST by madison10
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To: maggief
I am reminded of this prayer:

Dear Lord, Please bring ___________ to a place of confession, repentance and a lasting Salvation Relationship with you, by your Spirit in the Blood of Jesus.

Lord, *IF* IN YOUR OMNISCIENT FORE-KNOWING WISDOM, you KNOW _______ will never repent or come to a saving knowledge of Christ, THEN, Please, Lord, IN YOUR WISDOM AND ACCORDING TO YOUR PRIORITIES AND WILL, cause ___________’s poison and destructiveness to be neutralized in whatever way would most benefit your Kingdom.

If at all in your Will, at least, please remove them from all power and position that could be used to harm your Church and other innocents. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

41 posted on 11/12/2012 5:19:27 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Salman
A draft soon? I know the brass don’t want that, but ...

Would that not be poetic justice. Kerry Secretary of Defense when they re-introduce the draft...

42 posted on 11/12/2012 5:20:46 PM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: maggief

There is only one thing to say: FUBO!


43 posted on 11/12/2012 5:21:39 PM PST by gcraig (Freedom is not free)
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To: 1066AD

Great screen name. Battle of Hastings, where we learned Harold had a real eye for arrows. :)

Wonder how many catch it.


44 posted on 11/12/2012 5:23:03 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Gluteus Maximus
...so if she leaves SOSUS then what does she do for the next four years

She has punched her 'Foreign Affairs' ticket, now she distances herself from the Obadisaster as much as possible in order to retain any credibility she can for the run in '16.

Either that or she and the bent one have stashed enough of our money to get out while the getting is good.

45 posted on 11/12/2012 5:23:15 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: maggief

Jonathan Pollard will be pardoned and then nominated as new CIA Director.


46 posted on 11/12/2012 5:23:51 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority!)
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To: maggief

It’s too bad Jack Kevorkian’s dead. He would have made a hell of a Surgeon General now.


47 posted on 11/12/2012 5:27:16 PM PST by Argus
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To: maggief
President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) to serve as his next defense secretary, ...

This is great. A traitor to the USA is being considered for defense secretary. What the hell is going on here?......oh, yeah,.....HELL.

Never mind....

FMCDH(BITS)

48 posted on 11/12/2012 5:29:37 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: maggief

Then Brown wins his seat back in a special election.


49 posted on 11/12/2012 5:30:12 PM PST by LongWayHome
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To: maggief

Defense Secretary for whom?

Vietnam?


50 posted on 11/12/2012 5:32:00 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then." -- Philip K. Dick)
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