John Kerry Puts His Flip Flops On, Can’t Decide Whether U.S. Needs Boots On The Ground In Syria

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Secretary of State John Kerry wants boots on the ground in Syria despite opposition from Secretary of State John Kerry.

Kerry told a Senate committee Tuesday that the Administration of President Barack Obama does not want the use of ground troops ruled out in a Congressional resolution on Syria. Minutes later, the Nation’s top diplomat reversed, saying that a measure prohibiting boots on the ground would be fine.

“This authorization does not contemplate and should not have any allowance for troops on the ground — I just want to make that absolutely clear,” Kerry said in response to a question from Marco Rubio.

But the White House draft resolution on the Syrian conflict clearly empowers President Obama to send ground troops to the civil war torn nation.

“What I was doing was hypothesizing a potential — it might occur at some point in time — but not in this authorization,” Kerry said in an attempt to explain his flip-flop.

“There is no problem in our having the language that has zero capacity for American troops on the ground within the authorization the president is asking for,” he continued.

Kerry said he simply meant that the President should have the ability to deploy ground troops in the event that Syria “imploded” or chemical weapons were attained by terrorists in the country.

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  • JimH

    In 2004 when Kerry was running for President, in one of the debates he was asked how he would have handled Iraq and Afghanistan.
    He answered, “He would not take the U.S. to war unless there was a global consensus.”(what ever that is)
    Now with nobody else except maybe France(global?) he is pushing to get us into Syria.

    If Bush wanted it, it was warmongering, if Obama wants it it’s a “humanitarian effort.”
    Global consensus Mr, Kerry?
    Flip flop, flip flop, flip flop.

    • Deerinwater

      Well ~ in the first incident Kerry was looking for employment. In the second, he only need to valid his importance since he has the job.

      • JimH

        But what is he all about really?
        Is he Flip, or is he Flop?

        • independent thinker

          Neither. He is the pile of hog sh!t the flip flop stepped in.

          • JimH

            If it was cow manure instead of pig, he could be Plop instead of Flop.

        • SunEast 孫東

          he’s flim-flam like the rest of them.

    • Bill

      Jim
      Maybe he is pushing us to go in there and get the “weapons of mass destruction”
      It is Lucy and the football all over again

      • JimH

        That good ol Charlie Brown.

  • Deerinwater

    Until Kerry can convince US, that he knows a lot more then WE do about this Gasing incident in Syria ~ he needs to tone his rhetoric down several notches to make me happy with him.

    • Amfer Ferg

      There is NOTHING this man can do or say that would ever make me happy with him…. except goodbye!

    • GiveMeLiberty,OrGiveMeDeath

      Kerry would have to completely shut up and drop out for me to be happy with him… Just saying !

  • Bill

    Kerry is such a moron. I do not believe a word he says

  • Hank

    Kerry is a proven traitor to America. Obama is a lying Muslim. We just CANNOT TRUST these liars.

    • Dave

      Just like Reagan and Iran Contra, Clinton with our Chinese trade policy, Nixon and Watergate, Eisenhower and Operation Ajax, Kennedy and the Bay of Pigs, Johnson and Vietnam, Form and the Nixon Pardon, Carter and giving the Shah safe haven, Bush 1 and Iran Contra, Iraq, Bush 2 and Iraq….
      They have plenty of company

  • Hap Harris

    John Kerry is the poster boy for modernism. If there were any age in the history of the world where people were intrinsically stupid it is today. Today nobody has any brains and what they might call brains they carefully do not use. They believe in all the stupidity that comes with the modern education system and the modern world is in an age of idiots. We are in the age of the dumbest
    people since the creation of the world.
    We have more in common today with wolf packs than humans of the past.

  • Dave

    Someone once said a very wise thing about “who will be the last to die for a mistake”
    That guys was right… this guy pretending to be Sec of State and leading us into another mess in the name of an oil pipeline through Syria so that Russia is not the only natural gas supplier to Eastern Europe and Germany is absolutely wrong.
    Enough of this madness.

  • jasKir5984

    What has happened to common sense in congress? Why are we even considering siding with terrorist to fight a soverign nation, who has an internal insurrection? We only have the French, who have no credibility on the world scene, as allies. The UN leader has stated that an attack on Syria is illegal. Most Americans seem to be against the attack. LBJ used a simple resolution to drag our nation through the horrors of Vietnam. Russia would enjoy fighting a proxy war in Syria, much like China did in Korea. Iran wants any provication to launch an attack on Israel. Currently our war bank is busted and we are $17 trillion + in the national debt, already. Starting a war in this area can raise the price of oil and bring the wrath of all Arab Nations upon us. President Obama’s agenda is driving this senseless attack, without any American interest in that nation. Could this be an attempt to provide an opportunity to destroy evidence of what really happened in Benghazia murders, by abandonment? If I can see all of this from my computer screen, why not members of Congress? Are the inmates now running the asylum? Congress is so easily fooled by the great deceiver. When will impeachment become a reality?

  • Warrior

    Oh, what the hell does it matter at this point? Absolute BUFFOONS! Take the damn microphones away from these pathetic elitists. Get on you boat and sail away or go teach your wife how and when to use a shotgun. Clowns!

  • SunEast 孫東

    You mean Flim-Flam

  • Quester55

    John Kerry, a timid little man, Hiding inside a dark corner of his Oxygen Starved Mind!
    Oh, You didn’t know that Karry was suffering, Brain Damage from getting to little Oxygen, It’s Reveled, each time one of OBAMA’S Slaves, gets the strength to Pull His or Her head out of Obama’s Butt!

  • peter

    Still trying to figure out whether Kerry is infuriatingly devious or just plain stupid!
    Seems to me Obama likes to surround himself with stupid’s, so that it makes him look a little better. Being better than Kerry is no compliment. Never seen such forked tongues as Geronimo would say.

  • Don 2

    White House Amateur Hour on Display – Obama and Kerry are making it up as they go along. Lurch Kerry, an anti-war activist through Vietnam and Iraq, Lurch is now Obama’s War Hawk.

    • Barakolips

      Ok that’s it,now Im sure that these people are all mentally ill including Herman Munster!

  • Alan

    No to any intervention in the civil war, no missles, no bombs, no boots. There is no immediate threat to this country no matter what these jerks would like us to believe. We can not trust flip-flop Kerry or the liar-in-chief with any powers over this conflict, because they will surely screw us again.

  • LINDITA

    AS PEOPLE, WE DON’T BELIEVE IN US GANGSTER GOVERNMENT ROOT IN A TRIBE GREEK. WE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE NOT SAFE WITH RACIST WHITE HOUSE, OBAMA’S DEPARTMENT, SENATE, CONGRESS, UN ETC. WE BELIEVE PATRIOT ROYAL BUSH FAMILY, CONSERVATIVES, OUR HEROES. US GOVERNMENT DOESN’T REPRESENTS AMERICAN PEOPLE. IT’S TIME FOR THEM TO GO. AMEN!

  • LINDITA

    AS PEOPLE, ALL TALKING IS NOT ABOUT THE SYRIA. OBAMA WANTS TO TAKE OVER THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY IN THE UNITED STATES. JUST LIKE HE DID WITH BANKING, AUTO-INDUSTRY, HEALTH CARE, ENERGY.

  • LINDITA

    AS PEOPLE, WILL BE GREAT WHETHER OUR MILITARY NEED TO COME BACK ON THE GROUND IN AMERICA DUE TO, AMERICAN PEOPLE IS INVADED FROM BOOTS IN WHITE HOUSE, OBAMA’S GOVERNMENT, UN, SENATE, CONGRESS. AMEN!