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Posted on 02/25/2013 8:23:43 AM PST by Sub-Driver
John Kerry invents country of Kyrzakhstan
John Kerry has suffered his first gaffe as the new US secretary of state, inventing the nation of 'Kyrzakhstan'
By Jonathan Earle, Moscow
11:36AM GMT 25 Feb 2013
In an embarrassing slip of the tongue, Mr Kerry last week praised US diplomats working to secure "democratic institutions" in the Central Asian country, which does not exist.
The newly minted diplomat was referring to Kyrgyzstan, a poor, landlocked nation of 5.5 million, which he appeared to confuse with its resource-rich neighbour to the north, Kazakhstan.
The State Department kindly omitted the error in the official transcript of Wednesday's speech, which Mr Kerry delivered on the eve of his first foreign trip as secretary of state.
Mr Kerry's flub was all the more awkward, because Kyrgyzstan is a key ally in the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan and a major recipient of US aid, which totalled $41 million (£27 million) in 2011.
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Good thing he’s a brilliant Rat and not one of those dumb Red Staters...
Jenjis Khan’s home turf, no doubt.........
When you can invent Wartime injuries for Purple Hearts, anything is possible.
He is off to such a great start as SoS.
I hope that no one ever shows him the Peter Sellars movie “The Mouse that Roared” It could change our entire most favored nation line-up.
He’ll get no trouble for it.
We know how stupid Reid and Pelosi are. But with the backbenchers like Kerry, it is always the great unknown. Like staring into an abyss.
He’s a freakin genius, man.
He just found a place for all the illegal aliens to call their own.
Is that anywhere near BFE?
Still...this bumbling, horse-faced, C-student is an improvement over outright lies and extra wide pantsuits.
The State Department kindly omitted the error in the official transcript of Wednesday’s speech.
More Obama world events.
Is that anywhere near Kraplakhstan? The fictional ex-Soviet country that Dr. Evil stole the Russian Nuke from in the first Austin Powers movie.
Right next door to Paahhkeestaaahhn.
Yes you are absolutely correct. I suppose I still like think of him when he was relatively hidden and his “intellect” comparatively unrevealed.
Potato, potahto, Russia, Prussia.
“Kyrgyzstan, a poor, landlocked nation”
Poor in vowels mainly. Won’t anyone think of the Krygyzstanis?
Send any of your extra vowels to our 57th state so they can speak Austrian, help out our horsey, tongue-tied SOS! I did.
“Hes a freakin genius, man.”
No...actually, he’s a ‘jenius’.
Did you see that long face on him? He’s obviously very embarassed.
“Quick! Fire up the jet; I'll make a personal visit. Bring an interpreter who speaks Kyrgzikistani, my dinner jacket and my wind surfing gear. Might as well catch some waves at the local beach while I'm there. Oh, and that “overcharge” button Hillary used. That worked well.”
“Sir, Kazakhstan is in CENTRAL ... oh never mind. I'll go get your wetsuit.”
The ONLY intelligent thing kerry ever did for himself was to marry theresa heinz. Now we’ve got STOOPID to represent the USA.
Long story, but I got on his mailing list back around 2003, and was aghast to see he was running for president. The notion seemed proposterous.
Since then stranger, much, much stranger, things have happened.
Tell me again how Bush was the idiot...
Remember when the media asked Bush a trap question and when they obsessed over Dan Quayle and spelling? This piece of communist $h!t shows his stupidity and they call it a “gaffe.”
That would be Krazystan...
Yet the media crucified Herman Cain for this...
Seriously, I want Borat for Secretary of State. We need a plain speaker instead of all of these insider obfuscators. :)
Not haveing any respect for Kerry (who also served in Cambodia on christmas eve): Perhaps he meant Kyrgyzstan?
Kyrgyzstan, officially the Kyrgyz Republic, is a country located in Central Asia. Landlocked and mountainous, Kyrgyzstan is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east.
It didn’t take long for this to become the top trending topic on twitter.
You know! It's that country between Gigolovia and the Isle of Mohrmeyacht..
there is no BURMA anymore, either, it is myanmar now
Back about that time I met the guy at a reception for my sister’s ex (his father was politically connected).
There’s 5 minutes of my life I’ll never get back...
And he brought a Teddy Bear, flowers and chocolate to the Yugoputamian embassy.
It’s right next door to Kerplakistan, home of Mount Krasnydang.
I think it’s near North Wazzupistan.
I heard this guy served in Vietnam. Any truth to that?
“I heard this guy served in Vietnam. Any truth to that?”
And if that is true, which side did he serve?