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  •  The odds were zero (1+ / 0-)
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    joe from Lowell

    Are you telling me that Kerry wouldn't have stayed until someone asked how we could avert a strike?  That was the question of the day.  Nobody asking it would be like your kid not asking if there wasn't a way to avoid school on a test day.  Someone was going to ask.  In the unlikely event nobody had then he would have tossed it out in some other manner.

    "When you think about the money spent/on defense by the government/& the weapons of destruction we've built/we're so sure that we need/then you think of the millions that money could feed/How long?" J Browne

    by rainmanjr on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 01:47:21 PM PDT

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    •  No, it wasn't the question of the day. (0+ / 0-)
      Are you telling me that Kerry wouldn't have stayed until someone asked how we could avert a strike?  That was the question of the day.
      If it were the "question of the day," it would have been asked repeatedly once Obama's "red line" had been crossed and he wanted to bomb Syria, then had to get Congressional approval, which he wasn't going to get.

      And during all the Congressional hearings when Congress wasn't even back in session yet, did you ever hear anyone ask those testifying:  

      Is there anything at this point that his government could do or offer that would stop an attack?
      If so, I would really appreciate a link to that.  
      •  Lack of the question doesn't mean... (0+ / 0-)

        that it wasn't the question that everyone was actually wondering.  The Sen hearing was more focused on the authorization for a strike and not the inevitability of it so it didn't get asked.  Moreover, reporters are sometimes told to ask certain questions as a way to do them a favor (give a scoop) while advancing the political goal.  If she wasn't directed this way then Kerry was planning to put it out in some other manner.

        "When you think about the money spent/on defense by the government/& the weapons of destruction we've built/we're so sure that we need/then you think of the millions that money could feed/How long?" J Browne

        by rainmanjr on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 02:21:24 PM PDT

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