Kerry: The UN can’t do anything, so we’ll go it alone

posted at 2:01 pm on August 30, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Old and busted, John Kerry edition: Protecting America against terrorism requires us to pass a “global test” to prove that the threat really exists:

No president, though all of American history, has ever ceded, and nor would I, the right to preempt in any way necessary to protect the United States of America.

But if and when you do it, Jim, you have to do it in a way that passes the test, that passes the global test where your countrymen, your people understand fully why you’re doing what you’re doing and you can prove to the world that you did it for legitimate reasons.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGnbsolh6Js

New hotness, John Kerry edition: The UN and the global community are totally dysfunctional, so the US should just act on its own:

So now that we know what we know, the question we must all be asking is: What will we do? Let me emphasize, President Obama, we in the United States, we believe in the United Nations. And we have great respect for the brave inspectors who endured regime gunfire and obstructions to their investigation.

But as Ban Ki-moon, the secretary general, has said again and again, the U.N. investigation will not affirm who used these chemical weapons. That is not the mandate of the U.N. investigation. They will only affirm whether such weapons were used. By the definition of their own mandate, the U.N. can’t tell us anything that we haven’t shared with you this afternoon or that we don’t already know.

And because of the guaranteed Russian obstructionism of any action through the U.N. Security Council, the U.N. cannot galvanize the world to act as it should. So let me be clear. We will continue talking to the Congress, talking to our allies, and most importantly, talking to the American people.

President Obama will ensure that the United States of America makes our own decisions on our own timelines, based on our values and our interests.

Golly, that sounds a lot like … what George W. Bush said in 2002-3, too.  And when Bush said it, he put together a coalition comprised of dozens of nations for the invasion of Iraq, including large numbers of British troops and no small amount from other European nations, even with Russia, China, and France balking.  Barack Obama can’t even get the British to come along on long-range air strikes, and the only other partner we seem to have now is France.  And unlike Barack Obama and Kerry, Bush did go to the UN to at least force a vote on ending Saddam Hussein’s depredations, which included using chemical weapons to massacre his own people.

As it happens, I agree with John Kerry, and have for a very long time.  While the UN Security Council is a useful platform for multilateral diplomacy, it’s not a global government, nor should we treat it as such.  The US should always act in its own interests, and do its best to get our allies on board for that action.  The UN General Assembly is just plain useless.  Glad to see the nation’s leading liberals (and internationalists) finally acknowledging that fact — along with the other fact implicitly acknowledged in this speech, which is that the 2009 “reset” with Russia was an embarrassing farce and that the issues with Russia wasn’t the fault of the Bush administration.

Otherwise, Kerry delivered a very forceful speech on behalf of intervention in Syria. Why didn’t Barack Obama make this speech?  Why doesn’t the President make this case himself to the American people, and especially to Congress? Since this entire exercise seems designed to rescue his own credibility, it’s more than just a little strange to have Kerry out disdaining the global test he once espoused while Obama sits quietly in the White House.

Update: Count House Armed Services Committee chair Buck McKeon among the unimpressed:

Reuters’ David Rohde also wonders why Obama didn’t give this speech himself:

Obama will apparently “remark briefly” on Syria during the White House press spray (photo op) shortly.

Update: Obama refused to allow live coverage of those remarks:

Leadership!


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Spoken like the horse-head he always is.

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 2:02 PM

It’s funny when you remember that John Kerry was the Democrat nominee in 2004. Then you remember that John McCain was the Republican nominee in 2008. And that’s not funny at all. :[

Jeddite on August 30, 2013 at 2:03 PM

GWB:

- recalled the ambassador to Syria
- got a 41 countries gang on board for Iraq, via UN and the approval of congress, with Hillary on board in the senate, Kerry too, the buffoon

obama:

- sends ambassador back to Syria
- Hillary, his SoS, says that “Asaad is our friend”
- derides Asaad shortly after
- UN ambassador, communist Samantha Power, is in her native Ireland on vacation, when her Syria peeve is to be discussed; rest of UN are also on vacation
- UN is clueless on who used the chemical weapons
- obama doesn’t care who used them, even though he doesn’t know who did
- congress is ignored
- congress is derelict in enabling obama, with all in the senate, except Inohofe, for the fiasco, whatever it ends up being, not being
- Pelosi went to make nice with Asaad, against the Bush admin’s wishes. Now she is the ‘hawk’ against Asaad, the harlot and scumhag.
- British parliament sends obama and Cmeron to Hell, elegantly
- the Nobel recipient is now Cheney on steroids, heh
- the leftists against war are all hypocrites, yes you, the slave of HA too
- the clock with Russia is spinning, and in the reverse direction
- Putin has Snowden and laughs his head off at his good fortune in oaf obama
- the Chinese are furious that Sisi overturned Morsi, with whom they’d signed an 11 super-agreements deal – Morsi visited Beijing ahead of DC
- the Iranians can’t believe their good fortune
- Israel…either on their own, in it, or ready to take on Iran, with or without the US…if Iran doesn’t behave.
- 100,000 dead, blood on the hands of obama/Hillary, never to forget, and more to flow, lots more

Even though the oafish narcissistic CiC intentionally diminished the US, and this is all in sight, the result of it, I’m incredibly schadenfreudig at it all.

It is marvelous to witness obama and the world, the US too, to get what they cheered for.

We live in extraordinary times.

p.s. the USA sheepleton are out X-mas shopping, in August.

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 2:05 PM

IMPEACH obama – IMPEACH Kerry – IMPEACH THEM ALL!

They must be STOPPED!

Pork-Chop on August 30, 2013 at 2:05 PM

I remember when our president was a shoot-from-the-hip cowboy who used his patsy of a Secretary of State to get us into a quagmire of war.

Good thing those times are gone, right?

KingGold on August 30, 2013 at 2:06 PM

No president, though all of American history, has ever ceded, and nor would I, the right to preempt in any way necessary to protect the United States of America.

Assad isn’t threatening us, unless you include his 11 year old son’s taunts. Why does Dear Liar hate 11 year old boys?

rbj on August 30, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Kerry: The UN can’t do anything, so we’ll go it alone

“So we’re going to behave in a fashion reminicent of
Ghengis Khan”

ToddPA on August 30, 2013 at 2:07 PM

John Kerry: For UN approval for all United States military actions before he was against it.

NotCoach on August 30, 2013 at 2:08 PM

From other thread on topic, today

Kerry says ‘no doubt’ Syrian President Assad used chemical weapons…bet it is seared into his memory like that Nixon-ordered Christmas incursion into Cambodia over a month before Nixon was sworn in as president.

My God…

The hubris.

The petulance.

The sheer stupidity.

And Obama does not want to be mocked…

He will be…oh, yes, he will be.

But, far more important, the United States will be loathed.

And Obama could not care less about that.

coldwarrior on August 30, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Meet the new boss…same as the old boss….

The only difference; Jean Kerry and Teh SCOAMT can’t even claim they’re putting teeth into old UN resolutions.

Steve Eggleston on August 30, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Demagoguery, thy name is Obama!

Deafdog on August 30, 2013 at 2:08 PM

What Schadenfreude, on my mind! Cuing Code Pink . . . 3, 2, 1. Nevermind.

And our Schadenfreude has pretty much dead on to what this bunch at the WH and their accomplices at State have been doing all along

mwbri on August 30, 2013 at 2:08 PM

And yet … al the libs I know are COMPLETELY SILENT

djl130 on August 30, 2013 at 2:08 PM

All of the UN and coalition stuff,that ol skool.Me and Obama,we new skool.
JFuKerry

docflash on August 30, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Otherwise, Kerry delivered a very forceful speech on behalf of intervention in Syria. Why didn’t Barack Obama make this speech?

Because he was too far away from the clubhouse.

Seriously, we’re about to get taped comments from him.

Steve Eggleston on August 30, 2013 at 2:09 PM

- congress is derelict in enabling obama, with all in the senate, except Inohofe, for the fiasco, whatever it ends up being, not being

This was erroneously reported on Faux – Cruz is against it too.

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 2:10 PM

The cognitive disconnect here is seismic, off the charts. It can’t even be called hypocrisy anymore — there isn’t anything within the scope of ordinary hypocrisy that can cover the hideous incontinent beast, the immoral minotaur, of Obama’s two-faced audacity. Any leftist who claimed George Bush was a cowboy and who shows up to defend this sh*t needs to be hooted out of the building.

rrpjr on August 30, 2013 at 2:11 PM

3-minute warning on Taped SCOAMT.

Steve Eggleston on August 30, 2013 at 2:11 PM

And yet … al the libs I know are COMPLETELY SILENT

djl130 on August 30, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Even most libs don’t have the stones to back Obama on this. I’ll say this much for Dubya. He’s 100 times the man I am. I heard his remarks today and if I were in his shoes, I wouldn’t have been anywhere near as gracious given the crap spewed from these same people for 7 years who are now egging Obama on in his desire to strike Syria.

Doughboy on August 30, 2013 at 2:11 PM

There’s been a lot of talk going around for at least a couple of years that the elite would get us into a war with Syria to start WWIII to initiate the new world order. I’ve been ridiculing it all along, but you know, here we are about to go headlong into that very scenario. Hmmm…

HiJack on August 30, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Kerry, your crew should have left your sorry a** on a sandbar in the upper Mekong back in 1968…the world would be a far better place.

And, as for Barry…I hold every voter who cast a vote for Barry ever equally accountable and worthy of scorn…forever.

The Barry-Kerry War.

Ntional Hari-Kari.

coldwarrior on August 30, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Global test? What global test?

PackerBronco on August 30, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Where the hell is our President? I’m seriously starting to wonder if Obama is on drugs. Nobody golfs that much.

txhsmom on August 30, 2013 at 2:12 PM

But, far more important, the United States will be loathed.

And Obama could not care less about that.

coldwarrior on August 30, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 2:08 PM

I submit that is his highest goal.

Steve Eggleston on August 30, 2013 at 2:12 PM

“So we’re going to behave in a fashion reminicent of
Ghengis Khan”

ToddPA on August 30, 2013 at 2:07 PM

That’s Jhenjis Kahn.

CurtZHP on August 30, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Maybe Kerry was speaking to an empty chair that was off camera.

Chris of Rights on August 30, 2013 at 2:13 PM

mwbri on August 30, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Enjoy, friend – this pickle is self-made and preserved, and will ferment the one, no matter what he does, or doesn’t do.

Too bad the land suffers the demise he’s caused, purposely. It just didn’t go the way of his bros in the brotherhood.

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Any leftist who claimed George Bush was a cowboy and who shows up to defend this sh*t needs to be hooted out of the building.

rrpjr on August 30, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Don’t worry, sesquipedalian will be along shortly to tell us how brilliant Lurch is compared to Rumsfeld, who was a “moron.”

Del Dolemonte on August 30, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Just another example of the progressive double standard.

Question to John Kerry – Will this be another war you were for before you were against it?

Athos on August 30, 2013 at 2:14 PM

So we’re going to behave in a fashion reminicent of
Ghengis Khan”

ToddPA on August 30, 2013 at 2:07 PM

That’s Jhenjis Kahn.

CurtZHP on August 30, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Some say Beijing, some say Peking.

Steve Eggleston on August 30, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Lemme get this straight…We go into Syria as allies of AQ (Who attacked us on 9/11 and have fought us in Iraq) while we continue to drone them in other countries all because the Muslim Brotherhood is supplying the intel?

huh?

workingclass artist on August 30, 2013 at 2:14 PM

All of the UN and coalition stuff,that ol skool.Me and Obama,we new skool.
JFuKerry

docflash on August 30, 2013 at 2:09 PM

For some reason all I can see is some big, fat, black girl with a disgusting look on her face.

HiJack on August 30, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Seriously, we’re about to get taped comments from him.

Steve Eggleston on August 30, 2013 at 2:09 PM

You have got to be kidding me. I’m telling you–hard core drugs.

txhsmom on August 30, 2013 at 2:15 PM

I submit that is his highest goal.

Steve Eggleston on August 30, 2013 at 2:12 PM

+ 200 million, if they were not out shopping.

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 2:15 PM

And the tape machine broke – it will be another 15 minutes before we hear from M-m-m-m-m-max Headroo…er…Obama.

Steve Eggleston on August 30, 2013 at 2:16 PM

The hypocrisy is madding!

The boy king is going to start WWIII and will only address the nation by taped comments.

UncleZeb on August 30, 2013 at 2:16 PM

obama/Hillary have lots of blood on their hands and it will continue to flow.

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 2:17 PM

From the report released today:

We assess the Syrian opposition does not have the capability to fabricate all of the videos, physical symptoms verified by medical personnel and NGOs, and other information associated with this chemical attack.

Then why did they fabricate so many? It just seems exceedingly odd to fake the aftermath of a chemical-weapons attack when there was, in fact, a chemical-weapons attack.

They’re obviously pretty sure there was one though.

Regardless, there’s no “good guys” in this war. On who’s behalf are we to be fighting?

happytobehere on August 30, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Why didn’t Barack Obama make this speech? Why doesn’t the President make this case himself to the American people, and especially to Congress? Since this entire exercise seems designed to rescue his own credibility, it’s more than just a little strange to have Kerry out disdaining the global test he once espoused while Obama sits quietly in the White House.

The “Limbaugh Theorem” in action. He has to be seen as an outsider advocating for change in his own administration. It’s increasingly obvious from looking at the polls that war with Syria is extremely unpopular, so he will distance himself from it as much as possible.

Doomberg on August 30, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Why didn’t Barack Obama make this speech? Why doesn’t the President make this case himself to the American people, and especially to Congress?

Because, like, Peace Prize!

yubley on August 30, 2013 at 2:18 PM

The boy king is going to start WWIII and will only address the nation by taped comments.

UncleZeb on August 30, 2013 at 2:16 PM

The ‘smartest man in the world’ can’t make a speech, or answer questions…shhhh, don’t tell anyone.

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Question to John Kerry – Will this be another war you were for before you were against it?

Athos on August 30, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Hearing the left twist themselves in knots will be about the only good to come out of this.

I’m a lemons to lemonade kind of guy.

cozmo on August 30, 2013 at 2:19 PM

On who’s behalf are we to be fighting?

happytobehere on August 30, 2013 at 2:17 PM

1. The Muslim Brotherhood, and don’t you ever forget this.

2. Al Quaida and other such factions.

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 2:20 PM

So, wait, is John Kerry coming over to our side? We’ll gladly waive their massive parking fines, if those potentates* will just move on over to Geneva or something and GTFO, already!

‘You’d find these potentates from down in Africa, you know, rather than eating each other, they’d just come up and get a good square meal in Geneva.’

- Senator Fritz Hollings, (D -SC)

Sheesh.

Resist We Much on August 30, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Steve Eggleston on August 30, 2013 at 2:16 PM

You didn’t fit in enough historical references. 18 minute penalty.

cozmo on August 30, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Disunity

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 2:21 PM

On who’s behalf are we to be fighting?

happytobehere on August 30, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Whichever side promises to launch a full-scale invasion of Israel the fastest. Jean Kerry is convinced it is the Muslim Brotherhood, but Plugs Biden is holding out hope for Iran.

Steve Eggleston on August 30, 2013 at 2:21 PM

You didn’t fit in enough historical references. 18 minute penalty.

cozmo on August 30, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Assessed to Team SCOAMT?

Steve Eggleston on August 30, 2013 at 2:22 PM

And the tape machine broke – it will be another 15 minutes before we hear from M-m-m-m-m-max Headroo…er…Obama.

Flash Press Release from the WH – President Barack Obama will, in taped comments, announce that he is immediately and irretrievably unfriending Bashir al-Assad’s 11 year old son on Facebook.

Said the President, ‘The taunting cannot continue.’

Athos on August 30, 2013 at 2:23 PM

The Nobel committee did not respond to inquiries.

BobMbx on August 30, 2013 at 2:23 PM

So, this is how WW III begins.

…With pre-taped comments.

kingsjester on August 30, 2013 at 2:24 PM

PLease pay attention…OK?

NONE of the “evidence” or intel cited by Kerry was from American sources.

None of it.

Listen carefully to Kerry’s words…they convey meaning.

His accent was on the dead children…capture the heartstrings of the audience.

He accented the horror of chemical weapons…make the audience so horrified as to only be able to react viscerally.

Then Kerry says “intercepts”…from Mossad.

Video tapes…from videographers in Syria…not American controlled vetted assets…but Syrians who may have a dog in this fight.

And “witness accounts”…not of anyone from ASssad’s command or even Assad himself ordering the attack…but witnesses to aftermath of the attack…again…pathos…not ethos.

We. Are. Gong. To. War. on. a. Lie.

But the folks are cool with this because Assad isn’t a nice person.

Well,if Assad goes down, badly…the new kids on the block in Damascus…they are going to be far far far worse than the Moslem Brotherhood thugs who just got chased out of Egypt. AQ-Levant and their allies…real terrorists who enjoy murdering people…they enjoy it as a sport.

Thank you, Obama voters.

Now, I am going to take a short break and break a few things around here (home) to channel the rage that is welling up inside me…

coldwarrior on August 30, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Leading behind Kerry

Idiot

Dem cowboy great
Gop cowboy outrage impeach!

Obama pitiful not talking about this
Shameful
Thanks low information voter

cmsinaz on August 30, 2013 at 2:24 PM

This is all so crazy making… let me put on my 3xl tin foil conspiracy hat. What if the progs, and I’m not talking about the smartest-man-in-the-room-above-the-fray-light-bringing-community-aggitator-I’m-lucky-if-I-can-tie-my-own-shoes-pull-up-my-big-boy-training-pants-decider-in-chief. What if this was a twofer? They get to put the Manchurian candidate in the WH, and any policy they have wet their pants about they try to enact. If they get opposition they get to claim “Racism” and at the same time the party of Jim Crow gets to make the first white/African-American president look like a total dofus. This makes it that no other plantation dweller will try for the office of president for the next 70 years. Does anyone else get the feeling that our president is nothing more than The Mandarin, from the last “Ironman” movie?

uncommon sense on August 30, 2013 at 2:25 PM

So we’ll attack Syria on behalf of al Qaeda.

darwin on August 30, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Time to grow a pair Congress

gophergirl on August 30, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Quick someone ask Hillary whether she supports bombing Syria. Get it on record.

Hillary 2016: She never met a war she didn’t like.

xuyee on August 30, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Yep–no real enjoyment in this other than a momentary sense of the irony of it all.

We undersell his maliciousness (not you) to our detriment.

mwbri on August 30, 2013 at 2:26 PM

darwin on August 30, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Eggzackly.

kingsjester on August 30, 2013 at 2:26 PM

So, this is how WW III begins.

…With pre-taped comments.

kingsjester on August 30, 2013 at 2:24 PM

We’ve gone from assassinations to (depending on theater and timing) straight-up invasion/false-flag operation/sneak attack to Max Headroom.

Steve Eggleston on August 30, 2013 at 2:26 PM

The boy king is going to start WWIII and will only address the nation by taped comments.
 
UncleZeb on August 30, 2013 at 2:16 PM

 
The ‘smartest man in the world’ can’t make a speech, or answer questions…shhhh, don’t tell anyone.
 
Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 2:18 PM

 
Wait, the president abandoned the thread?

rogerb on August 30, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Speaking from the oval with a visitor there

Pitiful

cmsinaz on August 30, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Steve Eggleston on August 30, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Next stop: Stark Trek’s “Landru”.

kingsjester on August 30, 2013 at 2:27 PM

WAG THE DOG! All the scandals are buried while Dear Leader blusters.

lhuffman34 on August 30, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Next stop: Stark Trek’s “Landru”.

kingsjester on August 30, 2013 at 2:27 PM

That’s a couple steps down the road. After all, WWIV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Steve Eggleston on August 30, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Obama Kahn desperately waiting for Michelle to call out from the kitchen “turn off that game and wash your hands….lunch is ready”

START

Save game? All progress since last save will be lost

No

Turn off system

BobMbx on August 30, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Greg Gutfeld said it best on The Five last night. Why is it ok to kill thousands with machetes but chemical weapons crosses a line, requiring intervention?
They are using the same exact excuse Bush used to get us into Iraq after Sadaam Hussein used chemical weapons on his people. Crickets from Code Pink and the anti-war libs.

ctmom on August 30, 2013 at 2:29 PM

All of the UN and coalition stuff,that ol skool.Me and Obama,we new skool.
JFuKerry

docflash on August 30, 2013 at 2:09 PM

LMAO!

I think Kerry wants this thing wrapped by late afternoon…
..he wants to get out on his Yacht for the Labor Day Holiday

ToddPA on August 30, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Sheesh.

Resist We Much on August 30, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Classic…leftie…

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Steve Eggleston on August 30, 2013 at 2:29 PM

True.

Y’know…it sure would be nice if the Speaker of the House had a spine.

kingsjester on August 30, 2013 at 2:30 PM

John Kerry walks into a bar.

The bartender says “Why the long face all the horse-sh1t?”

drunyan8315 on August 30, 2013 at 2:31 PM

White House has declined TV networks request for live coverage of Pres. Obama’s remarks on Syria

His handlers succeed again: no video.

kunegetikos on August 30, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Why didn’t Barack Obama make this speech?

I think it’s rather obvious. If the whole thing blows up in our face, IT’S JOHN KERRY’S FAULT!

GarandFan on August 30, 2013 at 2:32 PM

No decisions yet from Obama per lsm

cmsinaz on August 30, 2013 at 2:33 PM

The Congo
Sudan
Rwanda

Multi-millions killed, many with machetes.

The D presidents, yes you Clinton…did nothing at all.

You are the ultimate racists and hypocrites.

Note, not one leftard is around to defend their oaf.

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Kerry: The UN can’t do anything, so we’ll go it alone

“So we’re going to behave in a fashion reminicent of
Ghengis Khan”

ToddPA on August 30, 2013 at 2:07 PM

or reminiscent of Bush, ‘trigger-happy cowboy style’, maybe :)…karma ‘s a beaoch, Schade is right, as surreal as all this is, it is also -and I never thought I’d say this – somewhat gratifying :)…sad on many levels I suppose, but can’t help it…

jimver on August 30, 2013 at 2:34 PM

I’m sort of the opinion (shared by Beck and others) that the Archduke Ferdinand in this clusterfluke was Mohamed Bouazizi, who was the Tunisian street vendor whose self-immolation kicked off the ‘Arab Spring.’

Since he wasn’t an archduke or other assassinated leader, few noticed, but the dominoes have fallen in a similar fashion.

Resist We Much on August 30, 2013 at 2:34 PM

I say once again, this country twice elected a man who’s ego is so large and his skin so thin that he will risk a regional war in the Mid East just because someone made him look bad.

Hillary would have made the better choice.

Johnnyreb on August 30, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Guess the tape machine is even more broken than we first thought – M-m-m-m-m-max Obama’s message has been delayed yet again.

Steve Eggleston on August 30, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Where’s the sympathy for 0? Poor man is trying to figure out how to lead from behind when there are no others involved. Not an easy thing.

Oleta on August 30, 2013 at 2:37 PM

“Even as I come to you this afternoon, missles are being launched…”

kingsjester on August 30, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Why didn’t Barack Obama make this speech?

I think it’s rather obvious. If the whole thing blows up in our face, IT’S JOHN KERRY’S FAULT!

GarandFan on August 30, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Though his finger prints will be all over this. Especially if this does start the next world war in the middle east. It is pretty sad when Israel is working directly with the Egyptian Military, the Saudis and others to deal with the aftermath of this president’s decisions. They have all realized that we aren’t going to be there. I know the Saudis would love to see Assad fall because of the Suni, Shia, Bathist thing, but they don’t want this blowing up in their backyard anymore than the rest of them.

uncommon sense on August 30, 2013 at 2:37 PM

This administration puts the UN as the final authority. That’s why they insist the Russians and Chinese will obstruct efforts.

Well, build a coalition and heck with the UN. [By the way, I don't support a stupid action as he described. Just ignore the matter and walk away. You haven't made the case for national interest or imminent threat.]

By the way, Kerry’s speach was moronic. It was stupid that they pushed him out there. I laughed when he kept saying they consulted Congress. Ha. Maybe Reid and Pelosi.

I also laughed when he said they would continue talking to the American people. How about listening, you idiots?

freedomfirst on August 30, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Hillary would have made the better choice.

Johnnyreb on August 30, 2013 at 2:34 PM

That just goes to show how bad off we all are.

HiJack on August 30, 2013 at 2:38 PM

Guess the tape machine is even more broken than we first thought – M-m-m-m-m-max Obama’s message has been delayed yet again.

Steve Eggleston on August 30, 2013 at 2:36 PM

They can’t even run a tape recorder or an MP3Player.

How do they expect to run a war?

If the generals would still follow the oaths they swore, alas.

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 2:38 PM

They told the stories at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.

Looks like ole mister Genghis has changed his tune. Go bomb ‘em boy!

Mason on August 30, 2013 at 2:38 PM

He’s just takin a few more snorts to get up to speed.

MontanaMmmm on August 30, 2013 at 2:38 PM

The UN has not ever been able to do anything. That is why it should be disbanded and the US should quit paying for it. Kerry is the worst choice for SOS. The guy is totally vapid. This is the worst government leadership evaHHHH in the history of the US.

redguy on August 30, 2013 at 2:38 PM

Classic…leftie…

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Wait until you see what I’ve been working on lately. A civil rights lesson for liveenslavedthendie, Sesqui, etc.

Another classic leftie thingie…

1300 dead Syrians from gas: WE MUST DO SOMETHING!!!!

Tens of thousands being used as slaves, tortured, starved, and killed in gulags in Communist China and Communist North Korea: Meh.

Resist We Much on August 30, 2013 at 2:39 PM

The Congo
Sudan
Rwanda

Multi-millions killed, many with machetes.

The D presidents, yes you Clinton…did nothing at all.

You are the ultimate racists and hypocrites.

Note, not one leftard is around to defend their oaf.

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 2:33 PM

They were ‘lesser people’, bushmen, you know…oh, yeah, and black…maybe his minority plantation voters ay attention and take note…in contrast, GWB’s relentless campaigns and aid helped curbed the horrendous AIDS-related death rates among those ‘lesser people’…who are the cynical hypocrites again??

jimver on August 30, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Resist We Much on August 30, 2013 at 2:39 PM

I answered that paradox on the “solo” thread.

Steve Eggleston on August 30, 2013 at 2:41 PM

The Congo
Sudan
Rwanda

Multi-millions killed, many with machetes.

The D presidents, yes you Clinton…did nothing at all.

You are the ultimate racists and hypocrites.

Note, not one leftard is around to defend their oaf.

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 2:33 PM

That’s because it was Islamists doing the killing. The democrats and especially Obama
think the Muslim Brotherhood is OK…. hell Obama has many Brothers in his administration.

redguy on August 30, 2013 at 2:41 PM

“Even as I come to you this afternoon, missles are being launched…”

kingsjester on August 30, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Is he addressing Reggie Love?

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 2:42 PM

They were ‘lesser people’, bushmen, you know…oh, yeah, and black…maybe his minority plantation voters ay attention and take note…in contrast, GWB’s relentless campaigns and aid helped curbed the horrendous AIDS-related death rates among those ‘lesser people’…who are the cynical hypocrites again??

jimver on August 30, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Not to mention non-Muslims, mostly slaughtered by Muslims.

Steve Eggleston on August 30, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Paging Monkey with a grenade! Monkey with a Grenade!

Wander on August 30, 2013 at 2:42 PM

This is BS, they need something to boost their sagging poll numbers and to bolster an embarrassed Obama. Hold on folks we’re going for a bad ride just to shore up Obama’s big ego. These are sad times. And for goodness sake, keep that idiot Kerry out of our faces.

rplat on August 30, 2013 at 2:43 PM

IMPEACH obama – IMPEACH Kerry – IMPEACH THEM ALL!

They must be STOPPED!

Pork-Chop on August 30, 2013 at 2:05 PM

It will take the military to oust these buffoons….our political leadership is one for all and all for themselves.

redguy on August 30, 2013 at 2:43 PM

I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part!

Barack Obama this morning during a meeting in the Situation Room regarding Syria…..

Athos on August 30, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Not to mention non-Muslims, mostly slaughtered by Muslims.

Steve Eggleston on August 30, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Sudan, right…

jimver on August 30, 2013 at 2:44 PM

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