U.S. officials defend Kerry from Israeli criticism

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riposte wrote:

Kerry has accomplished almost zero, since being in office. He is desperate for a ‘win”. He will do anything, including giving away the ship, to our enemies, to accomplish this.

Jul 28, 2014 6:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Number of Israeli soldiers who served in Iraq: 0

Number of Israeli soldiers who served in Afghanistan: 0

Even FRANCE sent 24,000 soldiers to Afghanistan over the years. FRANCE!

So now Israel complains (again) that no one is doing enough for them?

Jul 28, 2014 6:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SlyFox123 wrote:

Mr. Kerry, was a sorry Naval Officer, when he was in Vietnam, and was even worst when he returned to the United States after a “very Long tour – 4months” and for about 3.9 of those months he was like a “whinney spoiled child” but when he hit the “Land of the land of the big PX” he sought out the first “anti Vietnam war “club” he could find, he lied about what he saw, what he did, but more o the point he took his war medals and tossed them over the WH fence, and he is now our Sec. of State, boy-o-boy, how far have we fell!!!.

Jul 28, 2014 7:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Davole wrote:

The Obama regime is counting on 2 incompetents, John Kerry and Susan Rice, to ensure that the US peace proposals fail!

Jul 28, 2014 7:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Greenspan2 wrote:

Only a “win-win” solution is viable. Anything else is merely winner take all, which always leaves the “loser” perpetually nipping at the Achilles’ heels of the “winner”.

Jul 28, 2014 7:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
1americafirst wrote:

There can be no win-win if both sides are equally uncompromising barbarians.

Jul 28, 2014 7:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Art16 wrote:

Kerry has such an abysmal record and reputation, no amount of political propaganda can create a silk purse out of Kerry’s sow’s ears.

Jul 28, 2014 9:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
4825 wrote:

The Obama administration is a miserable failure at foreign policy. Our country is now seen as weak in the global community. A good example of Obama’s failed policy and leadership is Obama’s failure to negotiate with the elected US Congress on anything and at the same time he negotiates with terrorist Taliban, when he gave five for one. The country might not be able to withstand another two plus years of this administration, Save your country by voting Against every single liberal democrat every chance you get. Your children will thank you later.

Jul 28, 2014 9:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ready2013 wrote:

as for reuters…they have shifted to only allow the subjective emotional posts and limit the objective (and convicting) debate.

Jul 28, 2014 11:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
crazydewey wrote:

Senator Kerry has my respect as the only U.S. representative that has the gumption to tell the ongoing truth. He is not hog tied to Israelis demands of total obedience, but rather a secretary of state that reflects American leadership of our constitution. That we are a people that deplore the huge loss of innocent lives. The Israel military campaign is to destroy every structure in Gaza. A peace will only succeed once the total occupation of Palestine lands ceases….

Jul 28, 2014 12:56am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bdy2010 wrote:

@AlkalineState

Are you crazy or ignorant of world events? The Israelis could not send troops to Iraq or Afghanistan because they are hated in those countries.

As for the rest of the article…..apparently they no longer trust us, and if they don’t trust us then they will not listen to or follow our advice.

Jul 29, 2014 7:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse
WCTopp wrote:

In Kerry terms, having managed to get someone mad at him is a good sign. Ordinarily he’s simply ignored, usually but not always politely.

Jul 29, 2014 7:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
EasternReader wrote:

Thanks, AlkalineState, for reminding us of how helpful our great “ally” in the Middle East has been to us. No, the help is all in one direction: billions of taxpayer money to Israel every year; and our unconditional defense of their barbaric behavior toward their neighbors, particularly the defenseless Palestinians.

Israel is surely the most hated country on earth, and we, because of our support of Israel, are probably number two.

And Bdy2010, you say that Israel “could not send troops to Iraq or Afghanistan.” They simply didn’t. They sat back and let American boys and girls do the dirty work for them – the dirty work being the senseless destruction of two Muslim countries.

Jul 29, 2014 2:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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