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View Diary: Senators Heitkamp and Manchin float diplomatic alternative to military strikes on Syria (219 comments)

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  •  I think this is a smart idea (6+ / 0-)

    It's interesting that our diplomat-in-chief is so disinterested in diplomacy.  It's good that someone is putting this idea forward.
    From their lips into President Obama's ears.

    "It ain't right, Atticus," said Jem. "No, son, it ain't right." --Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

    by SottoVoce on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 05:55:07 AM PDT

    •  Kerry seems to think he was appointed (2+ / 0-)
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      JesseCW, 3goldens

      Secretary of the War Department, rather than Secretary of State, which is supposed to be all about diplomacy.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 09:31:21 AM PDT

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    •  What's the right amount of time for diplomacy? (0+ / 0-)

      Two and half years or two and half years plus 45 days? Diplomacy isn't usually conducted in public view. The US embassy in Damascus and The Syrian embassy in DC haven't closed.  I don't want military strikes but diplomacy has been ongoing even if they don't report it in the papers.

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