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Official Who Led Secret Talks
With Iran Plans to Retire

New York Times, by Michael R. Gordon

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 4/11/2014 3:37:23 PM

Washington - William J. Burns, a career diplomat who led the Obama administration’s back-channel negotiations with Iran, is planning to step down from his job as the State Department’s second-ranking official in October, administration officials said on Friday. Now the deputy secretary of state, Mr. Burns has been a trusted diplomat in both Republican as well as Democratic administrations. He has twice delayed his retirement, most recently at the request of President Obama. (Snip) “Since I met Bill in Moscow in 2005, I have admired his skill and precision,” Mr. Obama said in a statement, adding that he had “relied on him

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"Back-channel negotiations" means that he was doing questionable actions (in secret) against our allies at 0bama´s request & then got caught at it. Also, Congress might be interested in his relationship with Russia, possibly as 0bama´s bag man after his reelection.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: UNO, 4/11/2014 4:07:17 PM     (No. 9807305)

It´s becoming a pattern with this administration.
Squat, drop and run!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: schnapps, 4/11/2014 4:25:45 PM     (No. 9807322)

So who, out of Øbama´s endless list of unqualified sycophants will be taking his place?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: crimea river, 4/11/2014 4:34:34 PM     (No. 9807334)

Hmmmh. The NYT didn´t ask the question so I will.
Is there perchance a little friction over the refusal of a visa to Hamid Aboutalebi, the Iranian hostage taker, which you know was going to be silently approved until Ted Cruz spoke up?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 4/11/2014 5:59:42 PM     (No. 9807432)

Burns is a possible replacement for Stephen Colbert. He has had ample training as a cynical Obama dip.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nimby, 4/11/2014 6:28:33 PM     (No. 9807469)

Did not work!!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 4/11/2014 10:25:45 PM     (No. 9807646)

Reminds me of double secret probation in Animal House.

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