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Kerry Commends Abbas on His Tie

Secretary of State John Kerry showed off to the world his subtle diplomatic skills today when he complimented Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on his tie.

Abbas today wearing his killer tie
Abbas earlier today sporting his killer tie

“Nice tie, Mr. President,” Kerry said as he, Abbas and President Obama waited for the press to be rolled in to witness a pre-meeting photo op at the Muqata Presidential Compound in Ramallah.

No, this is not satire.

It takes knowledge not only of international relations and Palestinian sensibilities but a real sense of fashion to come up with such a line. I can’t imagine than any of the world’s great diplomats, from Talleyrand to Kissinger, would have been able to produce such pitch-perfect insincere flattery.

There was no word on the response from Abbas, who was not really known as a style icon until today. No doubt JC Penney and The Tie Barn will be sold out of Mr. Abbas’s neckpiece within hours.

So Kerry, who recently dreamed up the country of Kyrzakhstan, is off to a good start solving the Middle East peace crisis.

75 Responses to Kerry Commends Abbas on His Tie

  1. Keith, don’t say “killer tie” to a guy with blood on his hands like Abbas does.

    Of course it would have been great if Kerry was doing a Rodney Dangerfield impression from Candyshack:
    Al Czervik [Dangerfield]: Oh, this is the worst-looking hat I ever saw. What, when you buy a hat like this I bet you get a free bowl of soup, huh?
    [looks at Judge Smails, who’s wearing the same hat]
    Al Czervik: Oh, it looks good on you though.

  2. We should remember that to Obama / Kerry / Napolitano there are no terrorists, there is no war on terrorism, and there can be no victors or losers.

    Thus: “Nice tie”.

  3. Perhaps there is some secret diplomatic ploy at play here when the Sec of State admires another man’s tie. Such an odd comment would confuse the tie wearer and demean him at the same time. Clever.

    Or, SoSKerry is just another Dem political hack in way over his head and prone to verbal gaffes like so many others in the Obama administration.

      • Wouldn’t doubt if they’re first cousins. There is a lot of intermarriage among the ruling class. Even PM Netanyahu noticed the incestuous relationship between Preezy Revenge and his lapdogs in the press. Can’t get much more incestuous than the brother of his chief foreign policy speechwriter running CBS News. That’s probably how his chief foreign policy speechwriter still has a job, because it sure isn’t because of his speech writing skills.

  4. No doubt Mr. Abbas has Mrs. Arafat shopping for him in Paris thanks to the billions she and her now dead / exhumed husband stole from the Palestinian people.

  5. Kerry is an embarrassment to me personally, and he will be an embarrassment to the whole country in short time. The man is an immature person who has never really had any responsibility for even himself. The Democrat party is full of a bunch of juvenile delinquents, and the citizens of this country aren’t mature enough to know it. They just keep electing them to office.

  6. Clearly, John Kerry’s mother, Theresa Heinz, did not raise him right. Send this little boy home and make him sit in the corner.

    “Why the long face, John?”
    –Sarah Palin.


  7. John Kerry and his tie remark is nothing compared to what OUR President said to the world today.
    “There was a time when my daughters did not have the same opportunities as somebody else’s daughters”: Obama cites America’s racially-divided past as he urges Palestinian leader Abbas to return to peace talks with Israelis~~ just when was that, Mr. President? Could you give us just one example?

    I am so angry, how dare you go overseas and talk about MY Great Country like this~~~Our President’s daughters have always been daughters of privilege (deluxe vacations, private schools etc.). In contrast millions of Americans have no choice for their daughters, precisely because of Obama’s policies which limit our freedoms in so many areas of life. I have had enough of this man.
    p.s. One question Mr. President “How do you feel about Sharia Law??”.

  8. OK… Jon EFFEN Carry is more pathetic than even FACT FREE BIZZARROBAMA…What aFreaking IDIOT we got… Hillary was Stuoid, and a Coward and a liar… this Cro Magnon type is just STUCK on IDIOT!

  9. Kerry does think ties are important. He wore a green tie on his own trip to the ME a few weeks ago, green, the beloved color of Islam an jihad. Maybe he thinks Abbas was wearing a blue tie as a nice nod to Israel. Not. It’s amazing how such small time pr moves are so important to this bunch. That’s all they have. No policy.

  10. Does NO ONE in Obama’s adminstration have a protocol assistant ? Whenever I read about someone overseas (especially the first family) gaffing it up, I see no hints of preparation for the country they’re visiting. It reflects poorly on own country :(