June 16, 2013
IF JOHN KERRY IS YOUR CONSCIENCE DO YOU HAVE A SOUL?:
Revealed: How the Prime Minister and John Kerry ambushed nervous Obama to force him to arm Syrian rebels (SIMON WALTERS, 15 June 2013, Daily Mail)
David Cameron and US Secretary of State John Kerry secretly ganged up to persuade a nervous Barack Obama to back Britain's bid to arm Syrian rebels, it was revealed last night.The Prime Minister and Mr Kerry's diplomatic ambush of President Obama succeeded when they won his support for a showdown with Russia's Vladimir Putin - a key ally of Syria's President Assad - when Mr Cameron hosts a G8 summit in Northern Ireland tomorrow.Obama's surprise U-turn came 24 hours after Foreign Secretary William Hague slipped into Washington almost completely unnoticed to meet Mr Kerry. In recent weeks, while supporting Mr Obama publicly, Mr Kerry has told Mr Hague privately that he strongly backs Britain's calls to get tough with Assad. But he could not win over the US President, who feared getting dragged into a repeat of the Iraq War.
Posted by Orrin Judd at June 16, 2013 6:18 AM
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