Secretary of State John Kerry now has decided, instead of stonewalling, to get to the bottom of who deleted a whole portion of a State Department briefing video that included former spokeswoman Jen Psaki implicitly acknowledging that the State Department lies about stuff.
“The Secretary said he wants to dive deeper into this, look more into what happened, and try to get to the bottom of what happened,” said a State Department spokesman, who last week said the investigation had come to “a dead end.”
Here’s a pretty good summary of the whole mess from a few days ago that gives an idea of why Kerry relented.
You see, this isn’t a gaffe. This is how they think. Kerry, President Obama – they believe Muslims have a gripe when they complain about free speech, and that these murderers, while not justified in their actions, aren’t necessarily lunatics looking for reasons to kill Westerners and destroy our way of life.
They think we can reason with these people. Which is about as rational as thinking you can reason with Kerry or Obama.
Secretary of State John Kerry this morning dived straight into the land of Catch-22, claiming that an Israeli attack on Iran would give the Iranians cause to justify their pursuit of nuclear weapons in the first place.
“Iran would then have a reason to say, ‘Well, this is why we need a bomb,'” Kerry told Matt Lauer on the Today Show.
Which of course begs the question: Is Kerry senile?
So if someone lunges at you with a knife, and you break their nose, then they can say, “Well, now you know why I was lunging at you with a knife.”
Israel, according to Kerry, should not defend itself because doing so would justify the creation of weapons that are meant to destroy it. Israel should worry about the cogency of Iranian arguments before the rest of the world instead of doing what it thinks it has to in order to prevent a nuclear bomb from dropping on Tel Aviv in 10-15 years, according to Kerry.
Kerry went on to indicate clearly that military force by the United States was never, EVER, a serious option, saying that an attack on the Iranians would cause them to bury their program to such an extent that the United States couldn’t touch them, short of acting to “annihilate” Iran, which he said no one would do.
What Iran will decided to do is dig deeper, because Israel does not have the ability – nor do we – to stop (them), unless we went to all-our war and literally annihilate Iran, which I don’t hear people talking about.
These people will literally say anything to get their deal with Iran. I say the UN Security Council pass a resolution requiring the Norwegians to wait 15 years before giving Kerry his Nobel Peace Prize.
I don’t know – how does he think he can get away with saying something that simply isn’t true?
I guess because they get away with such things all the time.
The administration keep claiming it wasn’t trying to dismantle Iran’s nuclear program. But officials, including President Obama, repeatedly said and suggested that’s exactly what they wanted.
Here’s some video contrasting Secretary of State John Kerry during his Senate testimony today with – Secretary of State John Kerry.
Oh, and here’s Obama during his debate with Mitt Romney:
The work that we’ve done with respect to sanctions now offers Iran a choice. They can take the diplomatic route and end their nuclear program or they will have to face a united world and a United States president, me, who said we’re not going to take any options off the table.
Uh, if he meant nuclear weapons program, he would have said it.
Here’s some more great video from Kerry’s testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in which Sen. Bob Menenedez, D-N.J., reminds him that the sanctions the White House constantly touts as having forced Iran to cry uncle were in reality opposed by the White House.
Actually, of course, if you take a look at the deal, Iran never really cried “uncle.” Maybe “cousin.”
Drunk on painkillers, Secretary of State John Kerry will leap from his hospital bed sometime this month and head to Europe to negotiate the end of Western civilization by handing a nuclear weapon to medieval lunatics.
It will be a miraculous cure, given that he’s been in the hospital for a broken leg for more than a week, longer than the average stay for open heart surgery, which is 4-7 days. On the other hand, as some of you have noted, he may be on his wife’s health insurance plan, not Obamacare.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry will travel to Europe this month for the final days of nuclear negotiations with Iran although he is still hospitalized 11 days after he broke his leg in a biking accident, a senior administration official said Wednesday.
The official said the 71-year-old former senator is eager to rejoin the talks in person before negotiators reach their self-imposed deadline of June 30 to wrap up a comprehensive accord.
“When he needs to be there, he will be there,” the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the talks, said in a conference call with reporters.
He doesn’t need to be there. Anyone can cave to Iran. Send Taylor Swift.
As people increasingly wondered about the silence, Secretary of State kerry finally tweeted out a photo of himself in the hospital, saying:
“Feeling good a week after surgery. Good chats today w/@AmbassadorRice & @StateDept senior team. The work continues!”
All of which begs the question, why is Kerry still in the hospital? A week is a long time these days. He clearly had major surgery for a very serious injury that the administration sought to minimize. And his “work” has to have been affected.
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