John Kerry: “We will stand with the government of Iraq …” [Darleen Click]
“… we are just not going to do our standing, you know, next to you.”
In his first remarks since Islamic militants with Al Qaeda ties overran the Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry promised support for Iraq’s government, but emphatically rejected any possibility that the U.S. would send troops back into the country, saying of the Baghdad government “this is their fight.”
Speaking as he left Jerusalem for Jordan and Saudi Arabia on Sunday to discuss his effort to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians, Kerry said, “We will stand with the government of Iraq and with others who will push back against their efforts to destabilize … We are going to do everything that is possible. I will not go into the details.”
Kerry then added, “We are not contemplating putting boots on the ground.”
Heck of a job, Barry!
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