Obama Trying To Reign In Sec. of State Kerry

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by pspr, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. pspr


    LOL. More amateur hour. Kerry is running his own policy show at State. Who cares if he can't deliver or is supposed to be acting at the discretion of the President.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In four months as secretary of state, John Kerry has certainly promised great things. Now he has to deliver.

    In the Middle East, he has raised hopes his solo diplomatic effort can produce a historic breakthrough ending six decades of Arab-Israeli conflict.

    He has pledged to bring Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government to heel and to work with Russia to end Syria’s civil war.

    He has suggested rolling back U.S. missile defense in the Pacific if China can help rid North Korea of nuclear weapons. He has hinted at possible one-on-one talks between the U.S. and the reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if it would help.

    Since succeeding Hillary Rodham Clinton as America’s top diplomat, Kerry has issued several as yet undelivered — and perhaps undeliverable — pledges to allies and rivals alike, proving a source of concern for Obama’s policy team. It is trying to rein in Kerry somewhat, according to officials, which is difficult considering Kerry has spent almost half his tenure so far in the air or on the road, from where his most dissonant policy statements have come.

    The White House quickly distanced itself from both Kerry’s North Korea remarks and has now, since President Barack Obama’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Northern Ireland this past week, seen up close the strength of Moscow’s resistance to Kerry’s Syria strategy.

    All the officials interviewed for this story spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to evaluate Kerry’s performance publicly.

  2. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    How does the White House distance themselves from Kerry, when Kerry is part of the White House? It's not like he's a rogue SoS or something, operating in some bunker where they can't oust him or control him.

    What a fucking circus.
  3. pspr


    It's the community organizer trying to run a country. Can't be done by such an imbecile. He's spending all his effort turning agencies like the IRS, DOJ and EPA into political arms of the Democrapic Party.