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”
HiLIARy had the biggest set, and they dumped her.
yes, mutual assured destruction was so uncomplicated
as were all those proxy wars in places like VIETNAM where we couldn’t win and couldn’t lose
Every time Traitorkerry has a good bowel movement, his IQ drops by at least half.
Let’s see. Off of the top of my head real quick. Lets take the year 1965.
Viet Nam and the surrounding area. - China - Russia - Cuba - Baltic states - Middle East - Protecting Israel - Africa in it’s usual mess.
The list goes on. It is harder today? If it is it’s because y’all can’t deal with things.
My head just exploded.
John Kerry. John Kerry. During the Cold War, The Great Diplomat John Kerry, whose French (much less Russian) by the way is still abominable after decades of lessons, was still chasing creeped-out rich skirts with his ridiculous post-assassination JFK monogrammed tennis-sweaters, which he traded for bandoleros in Super 8, prior to selling out our country’s finest men, legacy, and honor. He is the same man now as he always was: a fool, a flake, an abuser, and a soul-less opportunist.
But not as hard as Cambodia on the Eve of Christmas.
The world knows that Obama honors no agreements.
Hanoi Boi Kerry is the biggest whiner I’ve ever seen in my life. Life isn’t supposed to be EASY Hanoi Boi. If it was, we’d all be liberal DemocRATS dependent upon BIG government and the taxpayers for our survival.
That’s because John Fn Kerry was sniffing coke and conspiring with the enemy during much of the cold war. That made it “easy”.
“Dude, you were on the other side in the Cold War!”
Not much has changed.
Great point. Just as in any other profession, Reagan only made it look easy. Amateurs shouldn’t try this at home.
Poor little, rich boy.
Guess it was easier dodging your sworn responsibility, skipping out of the line of fire when things got tough, throwing away your unearned medals and mocking those in authority in the “Easy War”.
Well tough titty now that the shoe is on the other foot.
(expecting you to skip out on this one too)
Easier to get a Purple Heart, apparently.
Neither the United States nor the world will ever fully recover from this unprecedented incompetence.
Hit the nail on the head there alright.
It was easier in the Cold War. Obama and Kerry didn’t have to rely on each other to make intelligent decisions, and their stupid ones didn’t matter for the future of the world.
How is it, Hillary Clinton essentially did nothing & traveled miles & miles around the word while Kerry is whining its sooo hard work?
I think that is the problem. It is very difficult to fight the enemy when you are on their side.
And may I ask who is disarming us?
And the Russians are watching.
“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” - Napoleon Bonaparte.
Obama was not even a twinkle in his commie daddy’s eye for this first half of the cold war and was in school during the rest. Came into the world, born and bred a communist, studied it in school, practiced it in adult professional life and still does. I can remember when we used to fight the damned communist bastards in real shooting wars. Been there, done that. Now we have an America-hating commie bastard squatting in the White House.
Easier because he didn’t have to do it.
Of course it was easier, you leftist lady-child! The GROWN UPS were in charge and you had NOTHING to do with ANY of it that was helpful. Besides, I thought you liberal, intellectual, ‘jennjisss’ pronouncing
a-holes had contempt for ‘easy’ because you’re all so in tuned to ‘NUANCES’. WORTHLESS. JUST WORTHLESS.
How f-ing easy was it in 1961?
Yeah, we were just big bullies! We didn’t need Maggie Thatcher or the Pope!
Now that we have taken a position of weakness, then things are hard.....
What a maroon!
Proof of that is the CPUSA has not even bothered to run a candidate since Zero descended from heaven. He is everything they’ve dreamed of.