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Brownback threatens to block Iraq nominee

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Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., on Thursday said he would do everything he can to hold up confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominee to be Iraq's ambassador, Chris Hill, a former assistant secretary of state for East Asian affairs.

Brownback and four other Republican senators earlier this week sent a letter to the administration about their opposition to Hill being nominated for the post, which has been vacant since Ryan Crocker left in January.

Brownback has said Hill would need a "crash course in Iraqi affairs." He also criticized Hill's involvement in six-party talks about North Korea's nuclear disarmament, mainly for not making human rights a major issue in the talks.

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Mixolydian 5 years ago

Did any of you even read the letter that Brownback sent to Obama outlining point by point his objections to this nomination and even suggesting an alternative nominee?

Obviously not.

In a rare move, the paper even gave you an outside link to go read it first.

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parrotuya 5 years ago

"Just say no" to Obama's nominee from the party of "NO" and tax cuts for the wealthy! I am with LD, if Brownback is against him, then I am for him.

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couranna1 5 years ago

he won't run he knows he can't win

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elfth 5 years ago

We should all be aware that he is coming home to run for Governor. Any opposition for the position out there?

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couranna1 5 years ago

Yes you will Brownback is a fool that somehow gets elected and it is very sad

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Cait McKnelly 5 years ago

And just who would Mr...err..His Honor...err...Sir..err...His Lordship...err...His Majesty Brownback like to have in the job? Funny to see the Emperor has no clothes. Keep on keep on electing him western KS. You'll get yer George W. Bush back.

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pitbullstew 5 years ago

ks? there are no facts to argue from the party of NO! They have no facts, they are out to do one thing and one thing alone, and that is to obstruct the POTUS from excercising his preogatives as the POTUS..nothing more, and you know it! The liberal vs conservative rah-rah is a tired point of view the right wing fringe echo across the am radio band and no one is listening to the chatter from the GOP's kool aid drinking choir, 8 yrs of disaster after unmitgated Bushco disaster is enough to destroy the economy as we see today, and every one is watching the GOP implode with every duplicitous act from Abromoff to Zimmerman

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couranna1 5 years ago

Brownback is an idiot FACT

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KS 5 years ago

Typical liberal. If you can't argue the facts, attack someone personally.

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LiberalDude 5 years ago

If Brownback is against him, I'm for him.

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madmike 5 years ago

Apparently Hill accomplished nothing in talks with North Korea, but manages to appease the North Koreans on most issues.

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Defender 5 years ago

Brownback is a misguided idiot. Scum of the earth sissy in my book.

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pitbullstew 5 years ago

Just another party of NO obstructionist, nothing to see here folks, keep moving, keep moving...

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