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  •  No, She Quit (1+ / 0-)
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    masswaster

    You don't think she was somehow unaware of where Syria was going, do you?

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 09:43:11 PM PDT

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    •  I think she bailed for the 2016 election... (1+ / 0-)
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      But I don't think she would have drawn a line in the sand the way it was done with Kerry. That played right in Assad's hand and gave him the power to involve the US whenever he chose and thereby turn it from a civil war into a muslim vs. American conflict. Also bringing, Russia, China, and Iran more to his aid.

      Dumb diplomacy. Dumb politics. Dumb Kerry.

      The modern Democrat is one who promotes old GOP ideas and calls them progressive in comparison to new GOP ideas.

      by masswaster on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 10:31:55 PM PDT

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      •  I Agree About Kerry Etc (1+ / 0-)
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        I don't give Clinton any credit. She quit so soon before this came to a head, and after the May chemical bombing there, that there's no indulging in hypothetical scenarios. The reality is she saw this stuff coming, and quit. And didn't quit with a public message pressuring it to go a different way - or, evidently, even a private one that worked.

        Clinton's role in this was to drop the hot potato. She gets no credit.

        "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

        by DocGonzo on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 09:01:52 AM PDT

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        •  Not giving Clinton credit. (1+ / 0-)
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          Calling Kerry a dumbass for drawing a line in the sand that Assad used to drag the US into his civil war. Or maybe Kerry wanted a war too. That makes him a dumbass too.

          The modern Democrat is one who promotes old GOP ideas and calls them progressive in comparison to new GOP ideas.

          by masswaster on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 09:36:05 AM PDT

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