Skip to comments.Kerry meets Assad in Damascus
Posted on 02/21/2009 10:50:02 AM PST by knighthawk
US Senator John Kerry on Saturday met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Syria's SANA news agency reported. Kerry, a former presidential candidate who now chairs the Senate foreign relations committee, is the latest US legislator to visit Damascus this week.
His talks with Assad were set to focus on Syria's support for Iran and regional groups, including the Shiite Hizbullah movement in Lebanon. "We want Syria to respect the political independence of Lebanon, we want Syria to help in the process of resolving issues with Hezbollah and with the Palestinians," Kerry said on Wednesday in Lebanon.
"We want Syria to help... with the disarmament of Hezbollah," added Kerry, according to AFP.
Kerry said in Lebanon that US President Barack Obama's administration plans to adopt a fresh approach in the Middle East "but without any illusion." "Unlike the Bush administration that believed you could simply tell people what to do and walk away and wait for them to do it, we believe you have to engage in a discussion," he said.
"So we are going to renew diplomacy but without any illusion, without any naivety, without any misplaced belief that, just by talking, things will automatically happen."
Another US senator, Benjamin Cardin, visited Damascus this week, urging Syria to end its alliance with Iran and make "significant decisions" to smooth ties with Washington. "Syria has isolated itself by its partnership of terrorism, by providing safe haven to terrorist organisations, its relations with Hamas and (Islamic) Jihad, and a troubled relationship with Iran," Cardin said.
That's like asking Iran to help with the disarmament of their own nuke program.
ASSAD: AAALAAAAAHHHHHWALLLAAAHHHHHHH AAAAGHHHHH!!!!
KERRY: Yes, but I won 3 purple hearts.
Azzhat meets Azzhead and Nothing more!
Isaiah 17:1-3...... :)
But he didn't earn them. Kerry is a bottom feeding traitor. And that is his best trait.
Did he deliver another of his infamous “Dear Commandante” letters?
He is and has been a traitor.
Famous words from our own Queen Pelosi.
How are you knighthawk?
“Kerry, a former presidential candidate who now chairs the Senate foreign relations committee”
JEEEEEZUS, Can it get any worse?
Kerry is not doing this on its ow, he iis being sent by Obama, in his outreach efforts to the terrorists.
Syria, US explore improving ties as Kerry visits
The United States and Syria are exploring the possibility of a new era of better relations after years of tension â but questions remain over just how much common ground exists between the two.
A key sign that President Barack Obama is seeking better ties is the flurry of U.S. congressmen who have passed through Syria in the last few days, including Sen. John Kerry, who arrived Saturday and met with President Bashar Assad.
The State Department also announced Friday it has scheduled a meeting next week with Syria’s ambassador to the U.S. to discuss outstanding differences between the two countries â the first such meeting in months.
The congressional delegations, led by Democrats, are carrying the message that America wants to engage countries it’s been at odds with if they’re willing, as Obama puts it, to unclench their fists.
On the face of it, the visits are proof of America’s willingness to do away with the former Bush administration’s policy of isolating Syria.
For example, when former President Jimmy Carter and Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi came to Syria in 2007 and 2008 respectively, the Bush administration chastised them, saying their visits hurt U.S. interests.
The SecState gets stiffed.
Agree 100%. My point is, that Kerry is a senile fool, whose only response to any stimulus is a reference to his purple hearts.
One Asshat meets another.
“Did you know, that I was in Vietnam President Asshat, errr I mean ASSad, oh, silly me, you don’t need to ad an ASS, I’m here, the unofficial Secretary of State!”
"So Assad asked me to say 'pretty please,' and I said 'pretty please.' He then said, 'with sugar on top?' and I assured him, 'with sugar on top.' We'll have no more trouble with Syria. See that, George? That's how it is done."
John Kerry, failed 2004 presidential candidate, is an idiot.
Kerry is goddamned traitor! They should tar and feather that communist bastard.
I keep hoping that some of his radical muzzie buddies will turn on him and the next thing we'll see is a tape of him reading some sort of confession ,,,,,
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