A Man Could Get Killed Doing That

Secretary of State John Kerry “should be on a plane right now for Baghdad,” former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker said Tuesday.

“The focus has been on the conflict, that is indeed serious, but, you know, diplomacy is what is crucial right now,” Crocker said on “CBS This Morning.” “We need to work with the Iraqis at the highest level,” which, he said, entails having Kerry urge Iraq’s leaders to pursue a national unity government.
Further down the report, Hot Air draws the wrong conclusion from a report that 44 detainees were killed in a gunfight near Baqubah. They say that ISIS killed them; the report says that they died in a jail being defended by Shi'ite militia. More likely the Shi'ite militia killed the detainees to prevent them being rescued and released by the ISIS. They were, after all, enemies of the government, and the militia couldn't be sure they could hold the jail. If the militia thought they would pick up arms for ISIS if released, it very likely summarily executed them.

This is no place for John Kerry. We should send someone serious, if we have anyone left.


Ymar Sakar said...

Maybe Biden, his shotgun, and advice for women to use the anti rape pee defense, would work if we sent him over. Maybe ISIL will follow him all the way to Russia.

Ymar Sakar said...

And what difference would it make if either of em got killed at this time?

Would Chelsea being trapped at the embassy matter more or less?

E Hines said...

The reports I've seen are conflicting: fatal gunshots to the head and chest by weapons traced to the jailers, according to "autopsy reports;" caught in the crossfire according to "other" reports.

As to who to send, I nominate Hillary Clinton. She also has experience sitting in the Secretary of State's chair, and her what difference, at this time, does it make brand of diplomacy just might do the trick.

Or not.

Eric Hines

Dad29 said...

We should send someone serious, if we have anyone left.

There are plenty in the red states.