John Kerry reached new lows this weekend (did you know it was possible?) while speaking at the Davos economic summit in Switzerland, calling the US an “international pariah”. There are many jewels to quote, so let’s get started:
The statement came as the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee responded to a question about whether the U.S. government had failed to adequately engage Iran’s government before the election of hard-liner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2005. Kerry said the Bush administration has failed to adequately address a number of foreign policy issues.
“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.”
Ok, no big news there…Kerry criticizes Bush. Pretty low to be doing this over-seas, though, right? Oh wait, he’s already sung this tune before.
Then he goes on to criticize the country as a whole, acting as if he is not there at the summit to represent our interests (::shudder::), but instead to finally get out all his “real” feelings, and try to make some new European and Middle Eastern friends (later on, they sang “We are the World” and skipped down the beach together, holding hands). Pretty hilarious for Mr. “I was for the war before I was against it” to be preaching about duplicity and hypocrisy. But that’s not where the hypocrisy ends. Captain Ed reminds us how every example Kerry used also happens to be complete crap:
Once again, we have the spectre of Kyoto haunting the Bush administration, when it was the Clinton administration that refused to submit the treaty to the Senate — and the Senate that unanimously passed a resolution saying they’d never ratify it. The Byrd-Hagel Resolution in 1997 made it clear that the US would not allow itself to be bound by the treaty as long as it exempted India, China, and other developing nations. That’s the same position as the Bush Administration has taken — and the same position that John Kerry himself took in 1997 when he voted in favor of the Byrd-Hagel Resolution.
That’s yet another example of the hypocrisy of John Kerry — but there’s more.
He took the time to scold the Bush administration for its lack of effort on AIDS and other diseases in Africa. However, Bush has already spent more on these issues than the last Democratic administration did in eight years. Humanitarian aid to Africa comprised $1.4 billion a year at the end of the Clinton administration, but Bush has tripled that to $4 billion per year — and wants to more than double it over the next two years
The problem is, most of the people attending the summit, and watching Kerry speak on TV, aren’t going to go research all of his empty claims. He does his dirty work just fine, smearing all of us on foreign soil, in front of people he knows will love to hear it. What a patriot.
It doesn’t end there. He has to keep going until he’s specifically insulted Americans:
“…Americans have an unfortunate habit of seeing the world, and other people, exclusively through an American lens, and judging their aspirations through that lens.
We should engage, we should have been more supportive in other ways, we should be less engaged in this neo-con rhetoric of regime change, and more involved in building relationships and living up to our own values to that other people make a different judgment about us.”
Apparently he isn’t an American anymore? Or just hates all Americans, including himself? So, if I see Al Qaeda’s “aspirations” to kill me as…wanting to kill me, or Iran’s “aspirations” to get nuclear weapons as…wanting to kill me, I’m just looking at it from the wrong perspective?
Searching for logic in Kerry’s words is like waiting for Jack Bauer to stop and take a pee break. NOT. GOING. TO. HAPPEN.
And just when you think it can’t get worse, Allah points out who Kerry was sitting right next to while spouting his wisdom:
He said this while seated next to the former CEO of one of the world’s foremost terrorist states, which as we speak is working on building nuclear weapons, bankrolling Hezbollah’s efforts to foment civil war in Lebanon and Hamas’s exterminationist jihad against Israel, and supplying Shiite militias with IEDs to kill American soldiers in Iraq. Whose current leadership, lest we forget, Kerry has previously signaled a desire to meet with. Note the bolded bit in the quote, too: given a direct choice between defending the president or siding with the Iranian government circa 2003 — whose nominal leader was, of course, Khatami himself — Lurch essentially chose the latter.
Then he signed an autograph for the pig. The same pig who, six months ago, defended executing gays for the crime of homosexuality.
Allah also has the video. Be sure to watch it so you can get your daily dose of dripping elite-ism.
Also, Glenn Reynolds pegs it:
Like Jimmy Carter, he’ll never forgive America for rejecting him, and he’ll console himself with the approval of America’s enemies.
This guy was almost our president.