Friday, June 10, 2011

Blowing the Wisdom

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)


Warren said...

From a Boston Globe editorial:


February 04, 2011

AS EGYPT battles over its future, Senator John Kerry is negotiating his own.

The Bay State’s senior senator is running an unofficial campaign to become the next secretary of state. For once, he looks artful, as well as ambitious.

His recent opinion piece in the New York Times said what President Obama couldn’t or wouldn’t: Mubarak must go.

Kerry’s conclusion was elegant, but unequivocal: “President Hosni Mubarak must accept that the stability of his country hinges on his willingness to step aside gracefully to make way for a new political structure.’’...

Warren said...

Not that Kerry would be worse than Hillary Clinton.