Another day, another idiotic remark by Secretary of State John Forbes Kerry.
Does ever a day go by — has ever a day gone by in the last 45 years — when Liveshot doesn’t insert his well-shod foot into his mouth?
On Monday, he was in Bangladesh, in Dhaka at something called the Edward M. Kennedy Center. (No word on whether it’s modeled after a black 1967 Delmont.)
So this is what he says:
“… If you decide one day you’re going to be a terrorist and you’re willing to kill yourself, you can go out and kill some people. You can make some noise. Perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn’t cover it quite as much. People wouldn’t know what is going on.”
Call it the ostrich defense. Bury your head in the sand and maybe ISIS won’t chop it off. Maybe.
So much for information as power. Kerry says no information is power.
This is the guy who infamously said you have to do well in school or you end up in Iraq. Now he’s saying don’t worry about learning anything in school and you’ll be better off. Is this another “botched joke” of yours, Mr. Secretary?
Another irony is that he makes this latest moronic proclamation the same week his minions at Foggy Bottom announce that they won’t be turning over any of his predecessor’s emails before the election.
Gee, I wonder why.
Can you imagine if a Republican secretary of state ever dared to muse about the need for the media to shut the bleep up … about anything? Democrats would scream about Orwellian assaults on the First Amendment. They would shake their little fists at the “Ministry of Truth.”
It’s not like this is the first time Kerry has said something stupid about terrorism. He blamed the rise of ISIS on terrorists being angered by “a fancy restaurant’s lavish menu” — you know, like the Chanticleer Inn on Nantucket.
He said Basher Assad was a reformer, before he said he wasn’t (just like he voted for the $87 billion before he voted against it).
Kerry is an empty suit’s empty suit. He invents countries. He talks about Syrian refugees, only he calls them “serious refugees.” He brags about running up more miles than any previous secretary of state in history, like that’s some kind of accomplishment.
Kerry said the Arab murderers at Charlie Hebdo in Paris had “a legitimacy, not legitimacy, but a rationale.” Okay, so he walked that one back a little, but he doesn’t take terrorism seriously. Why should he? He’s protected by taxpayer-paid heat until January, and after that, all the security his second wife’s first husband’s trust fund can buy.
Plus, Liveshot can always seek sanctuary in the world’s largest gated community — Naushon Island, owned by his family. Who needs a moat stocked with alligators when you’ve got the Atlantic Ocean?
John Kerry, our one and only secretary of state, for better or for worse, but not for much longer. Thank goodness.
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