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Kerry Gives France a Hug. And a Kiss!

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.

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42 Responses to Kerry Gives France a Hug. And a Kiss!

    • He can’t speak ‘hick’ either.
      When he was running for president, he dressed in camo and stopped by a gun store in southern Ohio.
      He said,…..Do y’all sell ammo here ?
      WTF ?
      The photo-op was hilarious.

      • In the great tradition of Dukakis in a tank and Obama trying to shoot a shotgun or ride a girly bike. ;+}. Where are Patton and Chesty Puller when you need them?

        “Our Country won’t go on forever, if we stay soft as we are now. There won’t be any AMERICA because some foreign soldiery will invade us and take our women and breed a hardier race!”
        – Lt. Gen. Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller, USMC

        Or….

        “They are in front of us, behind us, and we are flanked on both sides by an enemy that outnumbers us 29:1. They can’t get away from us now!”
        – Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller, USMC

        (Really like that last one)

        • Live and learn here.
          I could not recall United States Marine Corps lietenant general Lewis Burwell “Chesty Puller.
          I just looked it up. One of the most decorated members of the Marine Corps. He is one of two servicemmen (and the only Marine) to ever be awarded Five Navy Crosses. He fought guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua and participated in World War II and the Korean War.
          It does not state if he served in Europe or in Japan. Do you know which one?

        • John Paul Jones once said while standing on a sinking ship,
          “We have not yet begun to fight.”
          And he won that battle.
          Never say die, when the enemy is within your sights take them down.

          • Yep, take em down. Good advice from Wang Chen (9th Century) in the “Tao of War”: (paraphrasing) ” Never attack another country, but let your own military forces be so large, so well armed, trained and ready to fight, that no other country would dare attack you. If they do attack you, enter their country and kill them all.”

  1. I guess James Taylor was the best Horseface could find on short notice. If your going to make the US look stupid at least bring along a kick ass band. Kerry is such a wussy dumbass.

  2. The whole event would be funny if it wasn’t so pathetic.
    “but, mon cherie, you know I love you and so regret not showing my love when you needed it most” kissy, kissy.
    Gak.

  3. James Taylor would be first in line to get his head chopped off by ISIS. Don’t get me wrong, good singer, excellent song writer, but you don’t bring a namby pamby peacenik to a street fight.

    Not exactly ” we’ll put a boot in your ass”.

    H

  4. “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.” – Mr. Koffler

    Or, just proves them for the patronizing laughingstocks they are…

    “Welcome to Cinco de Cuatro—Cinco de Mayo at the White House,” said Obama, in what appeared to be an attempt to note they were celebrating on the fourth of May instead of the fifth.

    Cinco de cuatro means “five of four” in Spanish”
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2245882/posts

    “During the 2008 presidential campaign, his aides claim that Obama could speak a little Indonesian. However, Obama would later clarify that his control of the language is very poor. He speaks equally poor Spanish, but still managed to deliver a taped radio address in the language in 2006.”

    http://2012.presidential-candidates.org/Obama/Foreign-Languages.php

    He can probably do a pretty sweet “call to prayer”, though…

    SIde issue; Duke backed off of their plan for that. For now. Let’s see where we are when the rest of the world implodes further because of Obama, and no one’s paying attention any more.
    http://www.newser.com/story/201364/duke-university-does-u-turn-on-muslim-call-to-prayer.html
    I know this is OT, but I just HAVE to note this part. In that article, it quotes Duke officials as saying

    “What was conceived as an effort to unify was not having the intended effect,”

    Yes, you read that right; Muslim call to prayer=effort to unify.

    Only in Libland…

  5. I think it’s fine that Kerry speaks French. what’s embarrassing is that the State Dept. thinks he deserves extra credit for it.

    how many times have we heard foreign leaders say something to us in English? all the time, right? have any of us ever said “Wow, he must really like us, he is speaking in English.”

    ONLY Americans–who believe that you only need the one language anyway–would think that speaking in another language denotes anything special.

    you’d think Kerry was the only person at State who could speak two languages! take Marie OMG Becky Harf: she speaks English and Valley Girl. I’m sure there must be at least one or two others.

    • “…. take Marie OMG Becky Harf: she speaks English and Valley Girl.”
      I laughed so hard when I read that line, the dog came began barking at me. Very funny line.

  6. Gawd. That was painful to watch. I made through maybe 20 seconds and had to close it out. I’m not much of a James Taylor fan, but him combined with the face of “Mr. Ed” was too much.

      • I thought that as well. I thought he was going to topple over. It was embarrassing — well, the whole thing was embarrassing that just added to it. Kerry looked like an idiot and I truly hope the French serve it straight up to him.