Skip to comments.State Department: Attacks on Kerry Are Unacceptable
Posted on 02/05/2014 2:20:13 PM PST by Nachum
The State Department once again took Israel to task on Wednesday for criticizing Secretary of State John Kerrys efforts to achieve peace.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters that criticism of Kerry over his threats of a boycott of Israel if peace talks fail were meant to distract attention from progress in the peace process.
Any rhetoric that is inaccurate and critical as this is unhelpful. These kind of attacks are unacceptable. They not only distort his record but they distract from the key issues at hand, she said.
Psaki added, however, that Kerry was planning to ignore the criticism and continue his efforts.
He has a tough skin and he has seen worse than having personal verbal attacks against him, she said, adding the Secretary of State would not spend a lot of time worrying about words people are using against him. His greatest concern is the result they could have on the process. The words arent an attack on him but rather on the peace process.
(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...
The list, Ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
Kerry has a tough skin? Who knew?
John Kerry’s only skill is to marry rich ugly women.
Liberals take criticism like acid dripping on the brain. The Israelis know what they are doing. If you mock this pompous fool mercilessly, he will eventually go away.
Kerry is unacceptable. The attacks on him are warranted.
Did he or did he not suggest boycott of travel to Israel?
So it is an attack for one to express negativity regarding his suggestion?
What are they going to do, send the IRS or the DOJ after any offenders?
State Department: Attacks on Kerry Are Unacceptable
you can do better than that...
Didn’t Kerry serve in Viet Nam?
“-or what? “
Well, let’s see...North Korea sank a South Korean warship. What did the State Department do? A strongly worded note. So, for Israel I’d expect economic sanctions, loss of most favored nation status, seizure of assets in ours and allied nations and an economic and trade embargo. Possibly, we’ll crush their currency as well. Because they did, after all, criticize John Kerry. (Hey, he served in Viet Nam, you know.)
And what are they gonna do about it?
It is highly unacceptable not to attack Kerry. We for sure do not want to encourage him.
"This is unacceptable! Stop it, I say. Stop it."
"I have thick skin and will ignore you..."
"Stop it right now, dammit!"
Where in hell does DOS dig up these awful “spokespersons”, anyway? Remember the one with the perpetually cocked eyebrow? I would pay good money to slap that right off her smug, smarmy face.....
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.