Kerry: US A Pariah, Hezbollah Not So Much
Speaking in Davos, Switzerland, foot in mouth Senator John Kerry, perhaps now liberated to be a total clown, suggested that the problem with America is Americans, recommended sending former President Clinton to settle matters in Iraq, while also claiming America is an international pariah because of Bush - and somewhere along the line he found time to pose with former Iranian President Ayatollah Mohammad Khatami. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
Speaking at Harvard University, the Ayatollah Mohammad Khatami denied that Hizballah is a terrorist organization, and called it “a symbol of Arab resistance.” that story at lgf
You also might recall Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney recently denying a taxpayer funded police escort for Khatami when he spoke at Harvard.
Along with the pariah remark, Kerry also said:
"When we walk away from global warming, Kyoto, when we are irresponsibly slow in moving toward AIDS in Africa, when we don't advance and live up to our own rhetoric and standards, we set a terrible message of duplicity and hypocrisy," Kerry said.
"So we have a crisis of confidence in the Middle East — in the world, really. I've never seen our country as isolated, as much as a sort of international pariah for a number of reasons as it is today."
The so-called French Senator went on to imply that the real trouble with America is that we're Americans:
Kerry criticized what he called the "unfortunate habit" of Americans to see the world "exclusively through an American lens."
Perhaps he borrowed Khatami's glasses for the event? And he wants us to send former president Clinton to Iraq:
"I don't care how many troops are put in — Iraq is not going to be pacified," Kerry said. "Now, we are partly responsible. The absence of legitimate significant diplomacy is a disgrace. Quick flights in by a secretary of state are not diplomacy."
"There should be a special envoy, maybe a joint bipartisan special envoy. Why not a President Clinton together with a Republican of high ability, and bring them together and really work the process?"
Update: Note to Senator Kerry, I have a process you can work. Let's hope this guy, or another possible winner runs against Kerry in 2008.
A pitch for Red Sox ace Curt Schilling to replace John Kerry in the U.S. Senate.
Today’s Boston Herald reports there’s a move to draft Schilling as Kerry’s opponent in the 2008 senate race.