Take a look. I’m pretty sure he dropped a little smooch on French President Francois Hollande today during his make-up tour of Paris, necessitated by the failure of the United States to send anybody meaningful to the march Sunday for freedom of speech.
Yeah, Kerry laid it on thick, but that wasn’t the worst of it. He brought along James Taylor to sing a cloying little ballad – in this context, at least – the “You’ve Got a Friend” song, the lyrics to which are at least true, given that France can no longer really defend itself or seriously fight terrorism and so we do it for them.
Taylor appeared for about 30 seconds to have forgotten how the song goes.
Sorry, wrong message. We are with France in a global war against Islamic terror. Kerry should have brought this guy instead.
And finally, here’s Kerry speaking to the French in . . . French. I know some of you will mock this, but I happen to think it’s a good thing for a diplomat to be able to address an ally in their own language. Nothing builds trust and affection for Americans more among foreigners than when we at least make an attempt to say a few words their language.