When Senator John Kerry was the Democrat candidate for President, I called his proposed foreign policy "as decisive as Jimmy Carter." I said it was both wrong-headed and unworkable--and filled with flip-flops.
Kerry has stayed true to type. In January 2010, he said Syria was "committed to peace." Last May -- two weeks after President Obama renewed sanctions against Syria -- Kerry went to Damascus and met with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad--apparently at the request of the White House. Indeed, the Senator visited Syria at least six times over the past two years -- and has been a "key supporter of Mr. Assad."
In January, Syria began retaliating against protesters, killing over 1100. The government also shut down Internet access.
As recently as March, Senator Kerry still predicted Assad would embrace reform--but last month finally performed an "about face" and abandoned his support for the regime. Kerry now claims he never harbored any illusions about Assad. Heck, even the Arab press now rates Assad worse than "the Zionist entity" (Israel).
Bob Dylan famously asked "how many deaths will it take till he knows/That too many people have died?" For John Kerry, the answer, my friend, is over a thousand.
(via reader Warren, via Best of the Web, Ed Morrissey)