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So John Kerry flies all the way to Qatar to meet with the Taliban and the Afghan government for three-way peace talks. But, when he gets there he finds the Taliban’s opened an office with its flag flying on top of the building like it’s an embassy, and the moment the Afghan government negotiators lay eyes on that flag they see red and tell Kerry they’re breaking off talks with the United States about future military cooperation.
Now, how lucky can a fellow get?
Kerry just had to say, Okay – then fire off a telegram to the General-in-Charge in Kabul saying, Pack up and head for home.
Instead, practicing the strange art of diplomacy, Kerry set about getting the Taliban to take down its flag and close its ‘embassy.’


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5 comments on “How Lucky Can a Fellow Get?

  1. clarence swinney says:

    Can she use Bill and duplicate this outstanding record?
    GDP–rose from 6300 to 11,600
    NATIONAL INCOME-5,000 to 8,000 Billion–took 20 years to grow 2500B before Clinton
    JOBS CREATED–over 22 million–record by far
    AVERAGE WEEKLY HOURS WORKED–never hit 35.0–hit that  mark 4 times in 80’s
    UNEMPLOYMENT–from 7.2% down down down to 3.9%
    WELFARE TO WORK—11,533,710 on federal roll in 1996 and 3,880,321 in 2007.
    MINIMUM WAGE–$4.25 to $5.15
    MINORITIES–did exceedingly well
    HOME OWNERSHIP–hit all time high
    DEFICIT–290 Billion to whoopee a SURPLUS
    DEBT—-+28%—300% increase over prior12 years
    FEDERAL SPENDING–+28%—80% under Reagan- who da true conservative?
    DOW JONES AVERAGE–3,500 to 11,800  all it’s history to get to 3500 and Clinton zooms it
    NASDAQ–700 to 5,000—all of it’s history to get to 700 and Clinton zooms it
    VALUES INDEXES– almost all bad went down–good went up in zoom zoom zoom
    FOREIGN AFFAIRS–Peace on Earth good will toward each other—Mark of a true Christian–what has Bush done to Peace on Earth?
    POPULARITY—highest poll ratings  in history during peacetime in  AFRICA, ASIA AND EUROPE even 98.5% in Moscow–left office with highest gallup rating since it was started in 1920’s.
    STAND UP FOR JUSTICE–evil conservatives spent $110,000,000 on hearings and investigations and caught— ONE— very evil man who took a few plane rides to events.
    BOW YOUR HEADS–Thank you God for sending us a man of Bill Clinton’s character, intelligence, knowledge of governance, ability to face up to crises without whimpering and a great leader of the world.

  2. clarence swinney says:

    Obama Press Sec. claims Obama has shifted significantly U.S. Policy on major
    counterterrorism issues that defined the Bush years.
    Iraq War—Gitmo–Torture-warrantless wiretapping.

    The Iraq withdrawal date was set by Bush.
    Gitmo? Wiretapping. Enough said.

  3. clarence swinney says:

    Who Dug the Deep Hole? Who Fumbled the ball?
    Numbers rounded

    Clinton left Bush an 1800B Budget
    Bush Left Obama a 3500 Budget

    Clinton left Bush a 240B Surplus as far as the eye can see
    Bush left Obama a 1400B Deficit as far as the eye can see

    Clinton left Bush 5,700B of Debt
    Bush left Obama 11,800B of Debt

    Clinton left Bush a 237,000 net new jobs created per month
    Bush left Obama a 31,000 lowest number since Hoover.

    Clinton left Bush 17 Million Manufacturing Jobs
    Bush left Obama 11 Million Manufacturing Jobs

    Clinton left Bush a 10,800 Dow
    Bush left Obama an 8028 Dow

    Clinton left Bush Peace on Earth Good Will From Most Men
    Bush left Obama Hell on Earth Two disastrous wars. Enmity of 1500 Million Muslims

    Clinton left Bush a President most highly rated of any peacetime President in Asia, Africa, Europe.
    Bush left Obama the most hated President in history
    Bush left Obama an Housing Tsunami and Financial Volcano
    Bush left Obama, in 2008, an 8500B Bail out commitment Yes! 8500 not just 700
    Bush left Obama his Takeover of Fannie/Freddie, AIG, and first bailout of Chrysler
    Bush increased maximum loan by Fannie/Freddie from $153,000 in 2000 to $300,000 then to $729,000
    That is how F&F got stuck with so many toxic mortgages. Bush gift to Big Bank pals.
    Bush increased FDIC maximum deposit coverage from $100,000 to $250,000. Help the rich.

  4. clarence swinney says:

    President Obama capped federal student loans at ten per cent interest.
    The CBO calculates we will make $51 Billion off student loans this school year.
    Yet! Too Big To Fail Banks are getting almost interest free loans and cleaning
    our clocks.
    Petitions to keep them from doubling had over one million signatures.
    What are our priorities?

  5. dap916 says:

    STUDENT LOANS. We have almost ONE TRILLION DOLLARS in student debt. Who honestly believes that this will be paid back? How many students have defaulted on their student loans? How many will in the future? What will the Obama administration do about it?

    A great many “students” are going to school accumulating huge debt through student loans because they can’t find jobs and this is just a way to survive. Guess who gets to “repay” that money back into the government? Yeah…you got it. We few taxpaying citizens that are left out here.

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