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  •  How in the world do you get Kerry walked it back (0+ / 0-)

    from an email clarifying the person (Assad) we are dealing with.

    •  because that's an excuse (2+ / 0-)
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      koNko, truong son traveler

      that he used to retract what he said when Russia and Syria answered his demand...Putin saw that and it was a very smart move on his part, Kerry not so much.

      •  Rhetorical and retract do not mean the same thing (0+ / 0-)

        No sane person would conclude that Kerry "retracted" his comment

        And no sane person thinks "rhetorical" and "retracted" have the same meaning.

        John Kerry did not retract anything -- he said he was being "rhetorical" in that he does not expect Assad to turn over his chemical weapons to anyone. (which is clearly not the same as retracting)

        •  I consider myself sane (1+ / 0-)
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          truong son traveler

          he could have used a but qualifier and done the same. They still called him on it.

          •  Kerry did not "retract" as you falsely claimed (0+ / 0-)

            Kerry clarified that we are dealing with a lying sack of shit who used Sarin to gas his people to death so don't expect Assad to just change his stripes

            ... hardly a "retraction" from Kerry.

            •  he made a mistake (1+ / 0-)
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              it's not the end of the world. Sorry to burst your bubble...but we don't know if anyone is sincere about this.

              Why didn't Kerry say they would welcome an int'l body to go into Syria and dispose of the CW ...that's our primary concern isn't it?  Or maybe the CW wasn't the reason we wanted to bomb? Or maybe Russia and Syria are insincere, but whatever is going on Putin called Kerry on what he said...

              •  then why do YOU falsely claim Kerry "retracted" (0+ / 0-)

                Early you wrote, as if you had proof, that Kerry "retracted" his comment

                Now you say "we don't know if anyone is sincere about this."

                Kerry did say he welcomed the Intl body to go into Syria and dispose of the CW (which is what this Diary shows0

                Then, Kerry clarified that we should not expect Assad to actually ... actually ... allow anyone to take away his CW because Assad is a lying piece of shit who already used Sarin to gas his people to death and ... and ... is denying he gassed his people to death.

                Thus, any diplomatic conclusion resulting in Assad agreeing to letting anyone take his CW away is rhetorical in that no one expects Assad to allow that to actually happen.

    •  Pretty much all news services are reporting it (3+ / 0-)

      As a walk-back because it was. It was issued as a "clarification" that Kerry's statement was rhetorical and not intended to be an offer.

      How do you get something else out of that?

      •  By news services do you mean: David Gregory and (1+ / 0-)
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        other dipshit reporters like him.

        Anyone who thinks Kerry's clarification was a "walk back" should take a Reading Comprehension class.

        Kerry simply clarified that we are dealing with a lying sack of shit who used Sarin to gas his people to death so don't expect Assad to just change his stripes

        ... hardly a "walk back" from Kerry.

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