September 3, 2013

White House Syria Crisis: Kerry/Hitler vs. Rumsfeld/Hussein

Kerry Assad with wives AFP 09

I’m sure this photo of Kerry and Assad drudged up by Drudge is going to get plenty of attention — along with the resuscitation of how many Kerry French jokes and Kerry Assad-Hitler citations. The image was taken in ’09 before Syria imploded and during a stretch in which the Assads were enjoying peak Western circulation.

Of course, I’d be surprised if the former doesn’t evoke plenty of sighting of the shot below — not to mention, how the U.S. support of Iraq during its war with Iran involved rhetorical, though no practical opposition to Hussein’s use of chemical weapons.


(photo 1: APF via @Drudge/Twitter caption: Kerry’s cosy dinner with Syria’s ‘Hitler’: Secretary of State and the man he likened to German dictator are pictured dining with their wives at Damascus restaurant before civil war broke 2: screenshot Iraqi television; courtesy CNN caption: Shaking Hands: Iraqi President Saddam Hussein greets Donald Rumsfeld, then special envoy of President Ronald Reagan, in Baghdad on December 20, 1983.)

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