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Kerry on Iran Deal: Blame Bush
« on: November 24, 2013, 06:49:39 PM »
http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/11/24/Kerry-on-Iran-Deal-Blame-Bush

Kerry on Iran Deal: Blame Bush
by Joel B. Pollak 24 Nov 2013, 7:13 AM PDT

Secretary of State John Kerry, defending the Geneva agreement on Iran's nuclear program, told ABC News' This Week  that despite the deal's flaws, it was, at least, better than what the Bush administration had done:

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In 2003, Iran made an offer to the Bush administration, that they would, in fact, do major things with respect to their program. They had 164 centrifuges. Nobody took--nothing has happened. Therefore here we are in 2013, they have 19,000 centrifuges, and they're closer to a weapon. You cannot sit there and pretend that you're just going to get the thing you want while they continue to move towards the program that they've been chasing.

So, to the extent that the new Iran deal is bad, it is Bush's fault, according to Secretary Kerry.

Here are some facts Kerry conveniently leaves out. First, Iran slowed its nuclear program temporarily after the invasion of Iraq in 2003. That was the context of Iran's "offer." Second, It has almost always responded to the threat of military action, and almost never abided by international agreements. Third, the Bush administration did not just "sit there." It succeeded in pushing UN Security Council resolutions that banned all nuclear enrichment by Iran. That set the stage for the increased international sanctions on Iran, for which the Obama administration takes credit but which it has tried to slow down ever since taking office. If anyone has just "sat there," it has been the Obama administration, which watched as France took the lead in pushing for a slightly tougher deal that would do a little more to protect Western interests and American allies.

In addition to blaming Bush, what Kerry is effectively saying is that there was nothing else the U.S. could have done--that it had been outfoxed by Iran, and had no other option. He is describing the agreement not as a victory but admitting that it is effectively a kind of surrender. In a backhanded way, he is correct.

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Re: Kerry on Iran Deal: Blame Bush
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2013, 06:50:25 PM »
These people are shameless in their finger-pointing

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Re: Kerry on Iran Deal: Blame Bush
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2013, 07:22:53 PM »
Remember, this is the very French John F-ing Kerry (D. Viet.) we are talking about.  He is the only one Obama could come up with to play SecState that had any prayer of being confirmed.


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Re: Kerry on Iran Deal: Blame Bush
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2013, 07:39:17 PM »
http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/11/24/Kerry-on-Iran-Deal-Blame-Bush

Kerry on Iran Deal: Blame Bush
by Joel B. Pollak 24 Nov 2013, 7:13 AM PDT

Secretary of State John Kerry, defending the Geneva agreement on Iran's nuclear program, told ABC News' This Week  that despite the deal's flaws, it was, at least, better than what the Bush administration had done:

So, to the extent that the new Iran deal is bad, it is Bush's fault, according to Secretary Kerry.

Here are some facts Kerry conveniently leaves out. First, Iran slowed its nuclear program temporarily after the invasion of Iraq in 2003. That was the context of Iran's "offer." Second, It has almost always responded to the threat of military action, and almost never abided by international agreements. Third, the Bush administration did not just "sit there." It succeeded in pushing UN Security Council resolutions that banned all nuclear enrichment by Iran. That set the stage for the increased international sanctions on Iran, for which the Obama administration takes credit but which it has tried to slow down ever since taking office. If anyone has just "sat there," it has been the Obama administration, which watched as France took the lead in pushing for a slightly tougher deal that would do a little more to protect Western interests and American allies.

In addition to blaming Bush, what Kerry is effectively saying is that there was nothing else the U.S. could have done--that it had been outfoxed by Iran, and had no other option. He is describing the agreement not as a victory but admitting that it is effectively a kind of surrender. In a backhanded way, he is correct.

As the Fox News Panel of Doug Schoen (who is very upset about this deal) Pat Caddell and the other guy I can never remember his name are saying right now - this is the VERY SAME John Kerry that undercut the POW's left behind in Vietnam (along with John McCain BTW)

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Re: Kerry on Iran Deal: Blame Bush
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2013, 07:45:44 PM »
Remember, this is the very French John F-ing Kerry (D. Viet.) we are talking about.  He is the only one Obama could come up with to play SecState that had any prayer of being confirmed.

Look, I am English. Hating the French is part of the contract that comes with the birth certificate. We have fought for over 1000 years and cordially detest each other. We have the right. You guys don't.

Without the French, the USA would still be a damned colony or part of the commonwealth. Not only do you owe them a couple of states, but the small tax to pay for the French/Indian war is what kicked off your whole war of independence in the first place.
Without the cheese eating surrender monkeys, WW2 would have been over before you guys got your asses into gear. Half the population were in the underground. Half. Killing Germans, saving Jews, feeding information to the Allies.

I may dislike the French. Don't you bloody dare use it as an insult.
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Re: Kerry on Iran Deal: Blame Bush
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2013, 08:08:57 PM »
I have to say, EC is correct...especially on the WW2 part.
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