Skip to comments.Kerry: 'It was easier' in Cold War
Posted on 04/22/2014 12:05:15 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Kerry: 'It was easier' in Cold War AFP 2 hours ago
Washington (AFP) - Secretary of State John Kerry attested Tuesday to the massively complex challenges Washington faces in Ukraine, Russia, Iran and the Middle East, declaring "it was easier" during the Cold War.
In a candid moment during a State Department speech, the top US diplomat said changing global power dynamics made a quaint memory of the early East-West stalemate, when American children would "crouch under our desks at school and practice" safety steps for a possible nuclear attack.
"During the Cold War... it was easier than it is today -- simpler is maybe a way to put it," Kerry told aid and development experts.
"The choices were less varied, less complicated, more stark, more clear: Communism, democracy, West, East, the Iron Curtain."
He said "multiple emerging powers," unleashed forces like radical Islam, and "too many failed states" have dramatically complicated the landscape, requiring a form of diplomatic precision that was not absolutely necessary decades ago.
In the post-war 1950s and 1960s, Kerry said, "we could make really bad decisions and still win, because we were pretty much the sole dominant economic and military power around.
"It's not true any more."
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John F’n Kerry is an idiot.
This is so difficult that John should award himself another Purple Heart.
Kerry is finding that he can’t navigate because he has no moral compass. Idiot. Didn’t he think every situation would be ‘ambiguous’ without one?
Even LBJ, the worst president during the Cold War, didn't kiss up to Communists and Moose-Limbs the way the current administration does.
And why are we not the dominant economic and military power around anymore? Look at what Carter did to our economy. Look how he supported the Ayatollah. Look how Clinton and Obama are decimating our military. It’s been cut by more than half by Democrats beginning with Clinton.
We’re doomed. This is the worst administration ever.
That’s because we can’t let lurch just cut off genitals and rape the enemy and connect electricity to their nudie parts and behead them like he could do in the vietnam war.
It was easier?
Well... yeah, windsurfing with the one percenters in Rhode Island with the heiress would have been easier. I’ll give him that.
But what is he doing running the State Department? He’s a spoiled idiot. And nothing but.
What a whining nancy-boy this guy is!
Of course it was easy, all he had to do was hate his own country. Simple.
Of course it was a lot easier back then. It’s always easier when one is a back-bencher that has noting better to do than flap one’s gums and play Monday morning Quarterback.
This simpleton deserves to be taken into custody and tried for the TREASONOUS bastard that he is. Upon conviction, he deserves to pay the ultimate price for his acts of TREASON.
His ilk had it wrong back then too.
It was easier because we had a man like Reagan, while Kerry sat in the background criticizing him at every move.
He thinks we don’t remember.
This man is unfit to hold any public office.
“The choices were less varied, less complicated, more stark, more clear: Communism, democracy, “
Yeah, you guys have done a pretty good job of blurring that line.
Korea, Vietnam, global bloodbaths, 435,000 Americans in Europe, the threat of any second civilization ending in Total, Global Nuclear War, the American military losing thousands of men annually in training deaths, it was all so easy then.
Kerry: ‘It was easier’ when we weren’t “leading from behind”