As you will no doubt conclude by the end of this piece, John Kerry has never been in touch with reality, which is why the anti-American president nominated him to his position following Hillary Clinton’s disastrous term as Sec. of State. On top of his natural born stupidity, nowadays he strikes me as having dementia. He consistently carries around that lost, puzzled look of those who don`t know where they are or what they are doing or saying. Be interesting to hear what the foreign leaders say about him behind closed doors. Few insects have caused more suffering in the world than Kerry and Obama have done by failing to confront ISIS. Kerry has always been a traitor to this country. He was the one who served only a brief time in Viet Nam and then came home and stabbed his former comrades-in-arms in the back by characterizing them as “Baby-Killers” and then later claimed to be a war hero who served with honor. Some of us who witnessed those years will never forget. For proof in the pudding, see video clip two coming up.
As Thomas Lifson puts it in American Thinker: Did John Kerry assume that nobody would challenge him on the Obama administration’s stubborn claim that it is winning the fight against ISIS? In the face of bloodshed at home from ISIS, the claim deserves questioning. But somehow, John Kerry appeared to flounder when Jake Tapper of CNN presented an obvious critique to him. Via Tim Hains of RCP:
In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper Sunday morning, Secretary of State John Kerry gave an assessment of how the war against ISIS is going.
“Daesh,” Kerry said, referencing an alternative name for the group, “is under great, great pressure… They are shrinking. We’ve taken back 40 percent and 45 percent of the territory they held in Iraq and we’re squeezing town after town.”
“With all due respect, sir,” Tapper interjected. “I’m not sure it looks that way to the public that ISIS is on the run… In the last few weeks we have seen a series of ISIS inspired attacks and 49 killed in Orlando and 45 killed in Istanbul and more than 200 killed in Baghdad and 84 in Nice.”
“It depends on where you mean ISIS,” Kerry responded. “If you’re saying that one person standing up one day and killing people is a reflection of ISIS moving in Iraq and Syria, I think you’re dead wrong.”
Lifson goes on: “It depends on where you mean ISIS” is not quite as bad as “It depends on what the meaning of is is,” but it is too close for comfort. The babble from Kerry offers no response, much less comfort, to Americans worried about being mowed down by a truck at a beach, shopping mall, or other location not yet imagined. Of course, the basic facts do not offer Kerry a lot of material to work with. Obama pulled troops out of Iraq, allowing ISIS to rise, and now, instead of ending the war, Obama has succeeded in bringing the war to the Western countries”.
Here’s the video in question. Remember as you watch and listen, that Kerry has direct familial connections to Iran through his son-in-law, so he has, shall we say, skin in the game among the states in the Middle East and their inter-connectedness, so of course he will take the role of appeaser. “Neville Chamberlinesque” you might say…
Ponder for a moment the possibility that, but for the Swift Boat Veterans standing up and making their voices heard, Kerry might well have been president. Like with the Obama set-up “election”, how loosely falls the fate of men, confronted with the lion’s den.
42 years after his Vietnam testimony, Kerry returned to Congress with a plea for Syria. In 1971, as a young Naval lieutenant, Kerry pleaded with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to stop a war. Four decades later, Kerry returns to that same committee table, this time as Secretary of State, to advocate for U.S. military action in Syria. Kerry is a perfect example of what happens when one becomes washed with the power that is the political elite. When he was an outsider he was eager to stand against the power but once he got inside it, it corrupted him. In the immortal words of Lord Acton: “power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”.
John Kerry, the Quisling.
H/T Thomas Lifson and American Thinker…