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Offline shnozzola

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry
« on: February 23, 2013, 01:48:31 PM »
I'd like to see the current time path coming off of 2002-2008 Bush-less and 4 years of a US President John Kerry.  Charisma notwithstanding, I believe our timeline missed a good president.   Good first speech.   I believe as Secretary of State we will see what we missed.    :-\

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9884220/John-Kerry-makes-maiden-speech-as-US-Secretary-of-State.html

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Foreign-Policy/2013/0220/John-Kerry-speech-US-must-resist-temptation-to-turn-inward

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Kerry cited a recent poll that found most Americans assume the US spends about a quarter of the federal budget on international affairs – while they thought the right level of spending would be about 10 percent of the budget.
“Would that that were true! I’d take 10 percent in a heartbeat,” Kerry said, “because 10 percent is exactly 10 times greater than what we invest.”
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Re: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2013, 02:01:53 PM »
Agreed.  The 2004 election was very close.  Ohio came into play for the win.  GOP/Karl Rove did their thing along with the Swift Boat people to make sure Bush boy got in again...or for the 1st time...depending on how you look at it.  Think of the lives that might have been saved if Kerry had gotten in and goten us out of themesses Bush put us into.  Who knows how the financial thing would have turned out.  Yes, history missed a step there.
Yo, put that in your pipe and smoke it.  Quit ragging on my Lord.

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