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Exclusive: John Kerry Defies the White House on Egypt Policy
« on: November 18, 2013, 03:51:29 PM »
Exclusive: John Kerry Defies the White House on Egypt Policy

The secretary doesn’t agree with Obama’s team, especially Susan Rice, on how to deal with Egypt. Unfortunately for Rice, Kerry is the one on the ground—and he’s doing things his way.



Before Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent trip to Cairo, National Security Adviser Susan Rice told him to make strong statements in public and private about the trial of deposed President Mohamed Morsi. On his own, Kerry decided to disregard the White House’s instructions.

The tension between the national security adviser and the secretary of state spilled over into public view in the past week, when Rice laid out her critical appraisal of the Egyptian government, which contradicted Kerry’s assessment that Egypt was “on the path to democracy.” The now public rift has been simmering behind the scenes for months and illustrates the strikingly divergent Egypt policies the White House and the State Department are pursuing.

The turf battles and internal confusion are hampering the administration’s approach to Egypt, say lawmakers, experts, and officials inside both governments.

“John Kerry doesn’t agree with Susan Rice on big portions of our Egypt policy, and he made a deliberate and conscious decision not to mention Morsi in his Cairo meetings,” an administration official told The Daily Beast. “Susan Rice wasn’t happy about it.”


more at:   http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/11/18/exclusive-john-kerry-defies-the-white-house-on-egypt-policy.html

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Re: Exclusive: John Kerry Defies the White House on Egypt Policy
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2013, 03:52:14 PM »
This is what happens when the guy on the ground is not a full-blown Commie.
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Re: Exclusive: John Kerry Defies the White House on Egypt Policy
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2013, 03:53:13 PM »
This demonstrates the debacles you get when you put a democrat/liberal in charge of the federal government.

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Re: Exclusive: John Kerry Defies the White House on Egypt Policy
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2013, 03:55:27 PM »
Since when does a national security advisor tell a cabinet secretary, even the SOS, what to say and do? She can advise him but isn't his boss the President?
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Re: Exclusive: John Kerry Defies the White House on Egypt Policy
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2013, 03:59:48 PM »
Since when does a national security advisor tell a cabinet secretary, even the SOS, what to say and do? She can advise him but isn't his boss the President?

Perhaps it's because Obama delegates all authority to his WH assistants to speak for him.

Because when you get down to it...Obama only finds out about it by reading it in the news.
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