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Rumor: Fareed Zakaria is in the running to be Secretary of State

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Israel Matzav

There have been rumors that Fareed Zakaria is in the running to be Secretary of State in President Obama’s second term. While the now leading candidate may be worse, this op-ed by Zakaria in the Washington Post makes you wonder why he was ever considered.

Zakaria gives us a rundown of the region and reaches the following conclusions..

This is why Egypt, despite being under a new Islamist government, is not going to risk war with Israel. Nor are the other Arab states. They will make fiery speeches and offer humanitarian assistance. But they will not fight alongside the Palestinians in Gaza or do anything that could trigger a wider war.

Turkey, another powerful regional player, has a government that has weakened its ties with Israel and clashed with it repeatedly over its treatment of the Palestinians. But these are verbal clashes, unlikely to amount to much more. In fact, Turkey is now facing a situation in which its efforts to become a regional power have backfired. It gambled that it would be able to dislodge the regime in Syria, which has not yet happened. Its relations with Iraq have deteriorated as it shields the Sunni vice president from Baghdad’s Shiite-led government, which wants to arrest him. And since Turkey has frosty relations with Israel, it can only watch from afar as Egypt becomes the bridge between Israel and Hamas. The only real outside broker in the region is, of course, the United States, Israel’s closest ally.

 

 

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  1. thirdtwin

    November 23rd, 2012

    Zareed Fakaria has been in the running ever since Hillary said she was bowing out.

    We have a plagiarist incompetent as VP. Might as well have a plagiarist incompetent as SOS…with bonus islamism!

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  2. simply enraged

    November 23rd, 2012

    The real shtruggle will be to determine who is LEAST qualified for the job so that the obama plan to destroy the USA and Western Civilization may proceed unimpeded. It would have been difficult to do worse than clinton in the old days but she has set the bar so low now that the shtruggle may take longer than one might think. Hell, she’s made Madeline Albright seem almost sentient.

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  3. Billy Fuster

    November 23rd, 2012

    Great–another muzzie in the administration.

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  4. venturaguy

    November 23rd, 2012

    “Peace between the Palestinians and Israelis will come only when Israel decides that it wants to make peace”

    Like everything else in Obama’s world – the exact opposite of reality. Peace will happen when the Muslims stop making war.

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  5. John Cooper

    November 23rd, 2012

    What? Did Michael Moore turn down the position?

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  6. tom@drum

    November 23rd, 2012

    He looks crazy enough for the job.

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  7. Anonymous

    November 23rd, 2012

    Peachy. Janeane Garofalo for Sec of Defense

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  8. Noelegy

    November 23rd, 2012

    Isn’t he the one who wrote that book called something like “The Post-American World” that Obama was photographed holding?

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  9. Ten Megaton

    November 23rd, 2012

    That won’t fly. He doesn’t have enough consonants in his name.

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  10. Dr Tar

    November 23rd, 2012

    Why not Kim Kardashian? She couldn’t be less qualified or incompetent than any of the other names floating around.

    At least she’d keep her hair clean. dress in something other than an pant suit and know how to dance. So at least her appearance will be an improvement over the current SoS.

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  11. grayjohn

    November 23rd, 2012

    Obama can always be counted on to do what will harm America the most.

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  12. Moe tom

    November 23rd, 2012

    Plagiarism is a badge of honor among libtards.Junal Lehrer, The New Yorker; Fareed Zakiria, CNN; Jayson Blair, New York Times;Maureen Dowd New York Times, and of course our beloved VPOTUS, slow Joe Biden
    There are many others, all liberals. If you know of a conservatie writer/historian plagiarist please let us know.

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  13. simply enraged

    November 23rd, 2012

    @ Moe Tom: And let us not forget Doris Kearns Goodwin, another darling of the left and “accidental” plagiarist.

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  14. Unruly Refugee

    November 23rd, 2012

    I haven’t seen or heard of Ronald MacDonald in a while. How come they don’t offer him a position of honor in this bizarre circus? It would seem he has all the negative qualifications needed. Maybe because he doesn’t have a police record?

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  15. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    November 23rd, 2012

    Full on Clown Circus, I don’t know a thing about him, I am just assessing guilt through association.

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  16. Tedjusant

    November 24th, 2012

    Million Dollar Question !
    Is he a Muslim?.

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