Skip to comments.No, John Kerry has not invented a new country [Lurch gaffes; media ignores]
Posted on 02/26/2013 7:08:47 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
John Kerry, we're told, has committed his "first gaffe" as secretary of state. In a slip of the tongue ahead of his overseas trip this week, Kerry appeared to confuse the Central Asian nations of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, blurting out what the Global Post heard as "Kyrzakhstan." Today, news outlets from the U.S. to the U.K. to Russia are ribbing the newly minted State Department chief for inventing a new country.
Here's the thing -- listen to the video closely, and it sounds more like Kerry simply mixed up the "z" and the "g," saying something like "Kyrzygstan." Is that really what qualifies as a gaffe these days? Especially when compared to George W. Bush not knowing the name of Pakistan's top general, or a U.S. presidential candidate deliberately and dismissively mangling another country's name? If Kerry's critics want something to latch onto, they might want to focus on the difficulties he's having in securing a meeting with Syrian opposition leaders.
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I’ve never been to Kyrzakhstan but I did throw my ill gotten medals over its fence.
I think it is just east of Elbonia.
If Kyrzakhstani is the only foreign language you speak....
Kyrzakhstan is SEARED into his memory.
I can only imagine what I might blurt out in front of media cameras and microphones if I were in a similar situation and trying to read a teleprompter and I never heard of these freaking places....
How about Hilly giving the Russians a “Reset Button” that said in Russian “Overloaded”.
10X as embarassing as fogetting the name of a local war lord.
Isn’t that the country that is #1 for export of Potassium and the invention of toffee? :o)
Yea, he just made mispronounceynation. I’ll cut him some slack if he makes the same mistake in all 57 sates.
Kerry screwed up JENJIS KHAN and his kids and grandkids ruled over both of those countries!
Genghis Khan. Jenjis Khan.
You obviously don't understand NUANCE.
It’s across the street from Crazystan.
Hang out with dufus Biden and eventually some stupidity is going to rub off on you. And when you’re already loaded with stupidity to begin with.....
Poor dull Uri just doesn’t get it. It isn’t about the gaffe, but the way it is treated by the state run media. A sip of water was fodder for the news propaganda shows for at least a week, with serious discussion about whether it disqualified Rubio to run for president. This simple minded jackass has been in government his whole life, and is treated as brilliant, but cant handle a simple press conference.
Isn’t this the country that has numerous adoptions for Americans to go running to rather than in our own back yards???
He konfucused it with Taxygystan, where his boat is tied up to avoid kyrgyzes
I wish folks would quit posting this stuff. The media is NOT going to report it until a conservative does it. What does it matter now?
We should found a new Central Asian country for Jon Cary and his ilk. Let’s call it Numnutistan.
Who cares how he pronounces the name of a country just so long as he doesn’t get thirsty saying it. < do I really need a sarcasm tag?>