Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Senator John Kerry smacks down the Obama strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan...

I think he's still pissed that he didn't get to be Secretary of State:

Having just wrapped up his high-profile visit to Pakistan, Senator John Kerry (D - MA) pointed to growing turmoil in the South Asian nation, and slammed the Obama Administration for not having “an adequate policy or plan to deal with it.” According to Sen. Kerry, the “comprehensive new strategy” the administration presented last month “is not a real strategy.”

Sen. Kerry also cautioned the administration against talking about an “Af-Pak” policy. Though aimed at presenting the administration’s view that the two conflicts are inexorably linked through a unified US strategy, the senator says “it does a disservice to both countries and to the policy” and that the respective governments “don’t see the linkage.”

But, as much as I generally think he's a pompous ass, this time Kerry's right on the money.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He is right and he has also said that he is working with the Administration on this issue. He was not blasting President Obama. And, I have to disagree with you on the Senator's motives, I believe Senator Kerry realizes the situation in Pakistan is volitile recognizes the need to work together and with the Pakikstan government to resolve this situation. Senator Kerry has put aside petty differences a long time ago and has moved forward doing what is in the best interest of the US.