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Will John Kerry be an effective secretary of State?

L.A. Times 2013/02/27 16:00:00
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This time will be different. That is the word from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Syrian rebels who have become so frustrated by empty promises of help to overthrow President Bashar Assad that they had threatened to boycott a Thursday meeting in Rome of the Friends of Syria alliance.

Hints of meaningful assistance remain vague, though, giving rise to fear of more dashed expectations. “We are not coming to Rome simply to talk, we are coming to Rome to talk about next steps,” Kerry told reporters in London after meeting with his British counterpart, Foreign Secretary William Hague.

His inaugural overseas foray as the U.S. chief diplomat has been designed “precisely to consult with our friends and allies” on Syria, Kerry asserted, noting the first two days of his nine-state diplomatic scurry have included huddles with British, German, French and Russian colleagues.

nine-state diplomatic scurry included huddles british german french russian colleagues

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  • Mo 2013/03/01 18:31:05
    No
    Mo
    +5
    Well I guess he'll be effective at screwing up foreign relations and weakening our own position. That's why Obama picked him.
  • Yo'Adri... Mo 2013/03/02 15:23:41
  • Howler 2013/03/01 17:49:01
    No
    Howler
    +4
    But only his hairdresser knows for sure...What a wimp and disgrace is this clown called John Kerry.

    john kerry hair
  • Yo'Adri... Howler 2013/03/02 15:24:09
  • Howler Yo'Adri... 2013/03/02 17:39:11
    Howler
    +1
    LOL...Very funny.
  • Doc Holiday 2013/03/01 17:46:51
    Yes
    Doc Holiday
    +3
    he voted for it before he voted against it. that should count for something.
  • bpf 2013/03/01 16:09:27
    No
    bpf
    +5
    Just another left-wing progressive clown who thinks if we all hold hands the World will love us.
  • GAC 2013/03/01 16:03:16
    No
    GAC
    +4
    I seriously doubt it. Nobody that this President appoints is not nearly competent for the job.
  • ☆ Queen... GAC 2013/03/01 19:02:46
    ☆ QueenAline
    +3
    incompetence is running rampant
  • GAC ☆ Queen... 2013/03/01 22:56:19
    GAC
    Amen to that.
  • DavideShalome 2013/03/01 13:38:04
    No
    DavideShalome
    +5
    he is a traitor and a liar, he should be swinging from an Iranian crane together with his lover Hanoi Jane Fonda, and Schmuck Hagel not to mention Abdul Hamid Brennan
  • Illumin... DavideS... 2013/03/01 22:18:57 (edited)
    Illuminatti 37°
    +2
    Don't be exclusive, shouldn't Carter, the Clintons, Biden, and obama be allowed to join their comrades if they attend a swingers convention in Iran? Let them all attend, they believe in being very divisive, let them show they believe in unity.
  • Yo'Adri... DavideS... 2013/03/02 15:25:29
  • ivegotloveinmypants 2013/03/01 12:46:37
    Yes
    ivegotloveinmypants
    +2
    If he completes the aims that he has set forward. Frankly, I think no help should go to the Syrian rebels. How can anyone in their right mind name a group of mercenraies, terrorists, and ideologist rebels as unified resistance? Show me a politically aware, non-radical party that are capable of succeeding Assad, and not leaving Syria in the unstable condition that Libya and Iraq have become and then I would support this movement.
  • Illumin... ivegotl... 2013/03/01 22:21:19
    Illuminatti 37°
    +2
    obama already set the precedence for aiding the enemy al qaida/muslum brotherhood in several other mid-east sewers. kerry will continue the betrayal of the USA and the West.
  • Yo'Adri... Illumin... 2013/03/02 15:26:17
  • ivegotl... Illumin... 2013/03/05 16:47:34
    ivegotloveinmypants
    This may well be true. I did not support his decision in this respect either.
  • iamnothere 2013/03/01 10:44:44
    No
    iamnothere
    +6
    the only thing kerry has ever been effective in is marrying super rich women
  • doofieg... iamnothere 2013/03/01 17:36:23
  • Yo'Adri... iamnothere 2013/03/02 15:26:59 (edited)
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +2
    John Kerry traitor

    DOES EVERYONE 'LACK' A 'MEMORY???"
  • iamnothere Yo'Adri... 2013/03/02 15:30:11
    iamnothere
    +1
    seems they did in the senate. and Ovomit got his baby killler
  • Michael McFascist 2013/03/01 07:29:16
    Yes
    Michael McFascist
    +2
    I don't know honestly. But, I hear the guy is unbelievably patient...I'm not sure if that's a prerequisite for the job, or if it helps, but if it does he'll do fine.
  • iamnothere Michael... 2013/03/02 14:57:03
    iamnothere
    +2
    you know people with an iq of 80 tend to be that way .. patient
  • Yo'Adri... Michael... 2013/03/02 15:28:45
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +1
    exactly what we would expect from a 'FASCIST".
  • Moodybloo70 2013/03/01 07:23:25
    No
    Moodybloo70
    +3
    He is almost as dumb as Biden. Just the other dayhe said Iran had an "elected government".
  • Yo'Adri... Moodybl... 2013/03/02 15:29:32
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    They were twins...separated at birth........ John Kerry traitor
  • Bureauc 0Bamao 2013/03/01 05:11:33 (edited)
    No
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    +3
    Considering Kerry's record regarding his politics on Vietnam and the fact that it was a proxy war against the Russians, you would expect them to be very excited about Kerry's appointment. Then they ignored Kerry's recent call for what, ten days, I'd have to conclude "NO". Once again, the wrong choice barak.
  • doofieg... Bureauc... 2013/03/01 17:37:36
  • Marcus Clark 2013/03/01 04:24:42
    No
    Marcus Clark
    +2
    I doubt it, but I hope he does.
  • doofieg... Marcus ... 2013/03/01 17:37:13
  • JeffDeWitt 2013/03/01 03:05:29
    No
    JeffDeWitt
    +2
    No of course not, he's never been effective at anything, why would he be effective at being Sec.State?

    Between him, Hagel and Obama we have the worst foreign policy team in modern history, if not since the beginning of the country.
  • ivegotl... JeffDeWitt 2013/03/01 12:48:58
    ivegotloveinmypants
    What is wrong with Hagel?
  • doofieg... ivegotl... 2013/03/01 17:38:17
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    +1
    He Hates Israel for one
  • ivegotl... doofieg... 2013/03/05 16:48:04
    ivegotloveinmypants
    He doesn't hate Israel, he is just using his right to free speech to criticise their actions. Israel are not always right.
  • doofieg... ivegotl... 2013/03/05 16:53:29
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
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  • ivegotl... doofieg... 2013/03/06 13:07:30
    ivegotloveinmypants
    +1
    will read...
  • JeffDeWitt ivegotl... 2013/03/02 03:47:20
    JeffDeWitt
    He's a lightweight, he's soft on Iran, he's soft on North Korea, and he's soft on our own defense.
  • ivegotl... JeffDeWitt 2013/03/05 16:48:24
    ivegotloveinmypants
    Aren't the US tough enough on Iran?
  • JeffDeWitt ivegotl... 2013/03/06 03:08:48
    JeffDeWitt
    No, and Kerry has a history of being soft on Iran, him as Sec. of State sends exactly the wrong message to the Mad Mullah's.
  • ivegotl... JeffDeWitt 2013/03/06 13:07:54
    ivegotloveinmypants
    But Iran's economy is struggling because of these sanctions.

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