john kirby

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean- neither more nor less.”
– From Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Via Free Beacon:

On Monday, Associated Press reporter Matt Lee challenged the State Department’s idea of “success” in regard to the removal of chemical weapons in Syria.

The Syria government reached an agreement with the United States and Russia in 2013 to turn over all chemical materials from its chemical weapons program.

State Department spokesperson John Kirby said the administration still considers that agreement a success, despite reports that the Syrian government continues to use chemical weapons on its own citizens….

“I don’t see how that is a success at all,” Lee said. “I see that you got rid of some of it but he is still using it. Is it still a success?”

“Yes,” Kirby said….

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  1. Pat_S says:

    The administration is fond of pointing out that this or that has never been done before in terms of international agreements. That’s because no one was ever as stupid as this administration before.

  2. Alain41 says:

    The operation was a success! Everything was done right. The patient’s death is not a reflection of the operation’s success.

  3. Maynard says:

    So what’s the “good” outcome? Considering the players, I figured it was best that Assad stay in power, since his defeat would presumably spread chaos and kill more people and benefit ISIS. On the other hand, Assad is the ally of Iran (and also Russia), which is the greater long-term threat. I understand all those “moderates” that McCain wanted us to help have pretty much been defeated. I’d be curious what Netanyahu’s take on this is; he’d probably have some wise counsel. Too bad Obama hates him.

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