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54. Bush did NOT send Kerry in 05 and 06. Kerry went on his own to engage Assad at a time when
Bushes and Clintons were railing against Syria and blaming them for what was likely a covert operation to incite public backlash against Syria.

Kerry was one of the few who would engage Syria and get the fuller story that the HAWKS didn't want the public to hear....especially if they saw a future opportunity to invade that country, too.
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  -John Kerry helped break the logjam in US/Syria relations and Hillary Clinton followed up karynnj  Jun-03-09 08:28 AM   #0 
  - So thankful Kerry took the lead away from HRC on Syria...both Clintons were glued to Bush on Syria  blm   Jun-03-09 09:07 AM   #1 
  - I assume that Kerry's actions may not get the credit in the media that they deserve, but at this  karynnj   Jun-03-09 09:37 AM   #5 
     - Something media wouldn't talk much about in 2004, Teresa worked as interpreter@UN for some years  blm   Jun-03-09 09:46 AM   #8 
     - The media distorted Teresa even more than it did JK  karynnj   Jun-03-09 10:38 AM   #17 
     - Kerry is doing a great job imo. I am glad he was the one to take over on the SFRC  Jennicut   Jun-03-09 09:58 AM   #10 
     - Completely agree. He is very much in his element and is doing a fantastic job. Proudly K&R! :D  ObamaKerryDem   Jun-03-09 04:41 PM   #38 
     - Thanks for keeping us apprised of the facts re: Kerry's unheralded foreign policy involvement.  ClarkUSA   Jun-03-09 10:00 AM   #12 
  - Obviously, Kerry and the special envoys are doing the heavy lifting in hotspots. 5th K&R.  ClarkUSA   Jun-03-09 09:12 AM   #2 
  - Remember that Bushlike tirade Bill made against Syria in 2005? His blog removed it after it posted  blm   Jun-03-09 09:40 AM   #7 
  - No surprise there, given the praise Bubba gave Bush's Iraq war policy early on...  ClarkUSA   Jun-03-09 09:53 AM   #9 
     - google at DU can bet Bill needed it removed before Hillary's SoS hearings.  blm   Jun-03-09 10:00 AM   #11 
        - lol! I'll bet he did.  ClarkUSA   Jun-03-09 10:04 AM   #13 
           - here's a past DU link....  blm   Jun-03-09 10:48 AM   #19 
              - Thanks.  ClarkUSA   Jun-03-09 11:35 AM   #20 
  - "Because Hillary clearly hasn't got the experience to do it herself." Ugh. So predictable.  Metric System   Jun-03-09 02:33 PM   #28 
  - That's why I stayed away from this thread.  Beacool   Jun-03-09 02:56 PM   #29 
  - As the OP, I resent your idiotic assertion of a non-existing diagnosis  karynnj   Jun-03-09 03:35 PM   #32 
     - +1  ClarkUSA   Jun-03-09 07:24 PM   #41 
     - Oh, please...........  Beacool   Jun-03-09 11:05 PM   #46 
        - The fact is that you could have done one of three things rather than bash this thread  karynnj   Jun-04-09 07:18 AM   #49 
        - you feel anti-Clinton sentiments are undeserved because you are of the group who doesn't CARE  blm   Jun-04-09 09:13 AM   #53 
  - I know you are responding to the poster, but the story is a FAR BETTER one  karynnj   Jun-03-09 03:13 PM   #31 
  - Isn't deference to skilled players a sign of a strong leader?  keopeli   Jun-04-09 01:05 AM   #47 
     - Exactly  karynnj   Jun-04-09 07:31 AM   #50 
     - Bush did NOT send Kerry in 05 and 06. Kerry went on his own to engage Assad at a time when  blm   Jun-04-09 09:22 AM   #54 
        - I meant "I doubt" as an understatement  karynnj   Jun-04-09 10:04 AM   #56 
           - I know....I wanted to make sure that those not paying attention at the time understood more fully  blm   Jun-04-09 10:16 AM   #58 
     - Hard to say. Many thought so when Bush II deferred to Cheney.  ClarkUSA   Jun-04-09 09:44 AM   #55 
        - I think Kerry's trip was independent  karynnj   Jun-04-09 10:21 AM   #59 
           - I believe it was his idea.  ClarkUSA   Jun-04-09 10:41 AM   #61 
              - I hope he does write an autobiography  karynnj   Jun-04-09 11:42 AM   #62 
                 - Yeah, his is an extraordinary life. So is Teresa's.  ClarkUSA   Jun-06-09 06:08 PM   #68 
  - it would be hard to overstate the importance of this  Douglas Carpenter   Jun-03-09 09:24 AM   #3 
  - You had your chance, America. Instead, you gave us four more years of Bush eff-ups.  gauguin57   Jun-03-09 09:27 AM   #4 
  - Actually, Ken Blackwell via Karl Rove did that. But I get your gist.  ClarkUSA   Jun-03-09 10:31 AM   #16 
  - ...  YvonneCa   Jun-05-09 10:49 AM   #65 
  - yep, I agree that American voters deserve a good part of the blame  MBS   Jun-03-09 11:42 AM   #22 
  - Your words "...our fellow citizens chose sleep and fear over awareness and courage"...  YvonneCa   Jun-05-09 10:51 AM   #66 
  - I said that same thing last night  DoBotherMe   Jun-03-09 04:29 PM   #37 
  - I wonder what the reaction from Bush's WH would have been  redqueen   Jun-03-09 09:39 AM   #6 
  - Couldn't happen, because Bush himself was not in favor of diplomacy  karynnj   Jun-03-09 10:15 AM   #15 
  - Bush didn't NEED Republican senators to carry his water - wellknown Dems hawked against Syria along  blm   Jun-17-09 04:12 PM   #70 
  - Nice high-five to Senator Kerry for his tireless yet often unsung efforts. n/t  AtomicKitten   Jun-03-09 10:08 AM   #14 
  - .. what you said. n/t  MBS   Jun-03-09 11:42 AM   #23 
  - It is good to see Ignatius recognize Kerry's job, but he is only continuing the job he has started  Mass   Jun-03-09 10:42 AM   #18 
  - True - I remember the frustration in his voice when he spoke  karynnj   Jun-03-09 12:38 PM   #25 
     - Kerry's been sounding the alarm for decades about that entire region - when this nation's  blm   Jun-03-09 02:16 PM   #27 
  - very, very nice--thanks!  MBS   Jun-03-09 11:38 AM   #21 
  - EXACTLY. It is wonderful to see journalists finally...  YvonneCa   Jun-03-09 06:15 PM   #39 
  - Great job by Kerry  Uzybone   Jun-03-09 11:54 AM   #24 
  - true  karynnj   Jun-03-09 01:42 PM   #26 
  - Yep  politicasista   Jun-03-09 03:38 PM   #34 
  - his tireless work has gone unheralded by corpmedia for two decades...  blm   Jun-03-09 04:12 PM   #36 
  - Kick for productive work  politicasista   Jun-03-09 02:58 PM   #30 
  - So true  karynnj   Jun-03-09 09:55 PM   #44 
     - Yep.  politicasista   Jun-03-09 10:02 PM   #45 
  - K & R for a great leader.  jillan   Jun-03-09 03:36 PM   #33 
  - I love your signature nt  karynnj   Jun-03-09 04:00 PM   #35 
  - kick  karynnj   Jun-03-09 07:06 PM   #40 
  - I hope he continues to be a huge player in foreign policy matters. He is the best. n/t  wisteria   Jun-03-09 07:33 PM   #42 
  - Well, he already filed papers for re-election in 2014  karynnj   Jun-03-09 08:50 PM   #43 
  - John Kerry is just outstanding. He's a public servant with his eye on the  saltpoint   Jun-04-09 04:26 AM   #48 
  - Here is another eye-opening article from Bloomberg...  YvonneCa   Jun-04-09 07:34 AM   #51 
     - Me too - he really is making incredible use of his role as chair of the SFRC  karynnj   Jun-04-09 08:20 AM   #52 
     - Kerry's hearings are must-see TV for serious policy watchers....  blm   Jun-05-09 10:37 AM   #64 
     - Hi, Yvonne. You said it. I'm on board with your assessment,  saltpoint   Jun-04-09 09:22 PM   #63 
  - Excellent article - thanks  jonestonesusa   Jun-04-09 10:14 AM   #57 
  - They don't much fit the image projected...  YvonneCa   Jun-05-09 11:44 AM   #67 
  - Kerry developed a dialogue with Assad years ago while hardline Dems like Clintons sided with Bush  blm   Jun-16-09 07:56 AM   #69 
  - Kerry is a great man. Thanks for a fine thread. nt  PufPuf23   Jun-04-09 10:40 AM   #60 
  - kick for diplomacy n/t  politicasista   Jun-17-09 10:23 PM   #71 

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