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John Kerry’s nightmare dream job (Bad column in several ways)[World resists Kerry's will & ideas]
The Boston Globe ^ | July 3, 2014 | Alex Beam

Posted on 07/03/2014 8:19:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve never had many charitable things to say about John Kerry, but now it’s worse; I feel sorry for him.

Kerry certainly isn’t an evil fellow, merely a run-of-the-mill narcissistic opportunist who has risen to the top of the political heap. I admire his service in Vietnam; many children of privilege — did someone mention George W. Bush? — found ways to avoid the war. If he had any stellar accomplishments during his 28 years in the Senate, they are not etched in my memory. He proved to be an inept presidential candidate in 2004.

But now, the spin goes, he is serving in his dream job, secretary of state. Kerry’s father was a Foreign Service officer, and one of his son’s first trips as secretary included a sentimental journey to Berlin, where his father worked in the US Embassy.

Shortly thereafter, Kerry uncorked perhaps the boldest diplomatic initiative of the Obama administration: a full-on restart of the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. (One thinks of his predecessor’s ill-fated “re-set” of US-Russian relations.) In July 2013, Kerry announced his ambitious objective “to achieve a final status agreement over the course of the next nine months.”

His praiseworthy goal was to see “two states living side by side in peace and security.” That didn’t work out. In the wake of this week’s discovery of the bodies of three slain Israeli teenagers, peace negotiations seem like a distant memory.

In September of 2013, Kerry offhandedly suggested that Syrian president BasharAssad could avoid military intervention in his country’s civil war if he would “turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community.” Kerry added: “It can’t be done, obviously.”(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonglobe.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iraq; kerry; middleeast; obama
I guess Alex missed that whole "Swift Boat" episode, huh? I'm pretty sure that I'd be a better Secretary of State than either Mr. Kerry or Mrs. Clinton.
1 posted on 07/03/2014 8:19:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess George W. Bush will be the only person to ever be thought of as a draft dodger, for becoming a fighter pilot in the Air National Guard.


2 posted on 07/03/2014 8:22:49 PM PDT by ansel12 (( Rand Paul---What a tragedy if America wouldn't have gotten to see Barack Obama as a leader.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Has Kerry paid his taxes on his yacht yet?

Or is it still moored in Rhode Island?


3 posted on 07/03/2014 8:23:45 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Alex, Is it possible that John is in over his head? Could it be that so much of his career is like his military heroism? Fraud?


4 posted on 07/03/2014 8:24:02 PM PDT by boycott
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just a gigolo, everywhere he goes.


5 posted on 07/03/2014 8:24:32 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Tzimisce

6 posted on 07/03/2014 8:27:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kerry was in Vietnam? I wonder why he never mentioned it when he was running for president?


7 posted on 07/03/2014 8:29:04 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“his service in Vietnam”
That’s right. He did serve in Vietnam, didn’t he.
With Jenghis Khan?
They pillaged a village
and killed everyone,
Just like Attila the Hun.

Do you think Attila’s wives called him ‘Hun’?


8 posted on 07/03/2014 8:31:20 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: tumblindice

Does my wife call me “the American” or “the Caucasian?”


9 posted on 07/03/2014 8:34:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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I’ll bite ... “round-eyed devil”?


10 posted on 07/03/2014 8:39:01 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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you should keep in mind that the paper this guy writes for, the boston globe, published a pol result the Friday before the election between brown and coakley, showing coakley up by 16. they will commit fraud and lie to influence an election.
his words aren’t even worth the paper they were printed on.


12 posted on 07/03/2014 8:50:18 PM PDT by willywill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kerry will probably negotiate that the evil people only get to kill 2 million or so like in Vietnam where he clearly sided with the evil communists. The evil mass murdering Islamists sure seem to be killing innocents without consequence.


13 posted on 07/03/2014 8:53:46 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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I admire his service in Vietnam...yeah? Read "Unfit for Command", endorsed by some 250 people who knew or served with Kerry - you'll feel differently.....
14 posted on 07/03/2014 9:01:39 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: ansel12

Gosh, I wonder why they did not feel a need to BJ clintoon as an example, I guess because he wasn’t from a well off family. And the only reason kerryann volunteered for the boats was because he thought he would just be running supplies back and forth and you know what he did when reality hit.


15 posted on 07/03/2014 9:21:20 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: MtnClimber

Kerry will probably negotiate that the evil people only get to kill 2 million or so like in Vietnam where he clearly sided with the evil communists.


Kerry isn’t in the position to negotiate anything. They’ll kill as many as they can.


16 posted on 07/03/2014 9:30:59 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

4 1/2 months in Vietnam and a manufactured war record—UNFIT FOR COMMAND.


17 posted on 07/03/2014 9:51:14 PM PDT by kabar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yahbut’, wasn’t he in Vietnam?


18 posted on 07/03/2014 11:01:36 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tangentially related: The Boston Herald is the needle in the Globe’s side. From the Herald comes Howie Carr, who has a column and a great 3 hour conservative radio show mostly in Boston. It’s very smart ... but also, because it’s Boston - equal in corruption to Chicago, with it’s own Obama in Patrick (”Yes We Can!” = “Hope and Change!”) - it can be very funny as well as smart - because Boston is an evil joke, whereas Chicago is just evil.

Howie subbed for Levin Yesterday. He was nervous (he’s sarcastic, but actually a very humble, good man.)

If you want a chance to listen to Howie doing a national show... Just go to Levin’s site and stream I think the Thursday Show.

Having painted for 4 years to pay for college in the late 80’s and early 90’s ... when the radio is all that gets you through the hot afternoons ... Howie was as responsible for fundamentally educating me as much or more than Rush, mostly because Boston (especially Cambridge) and its pseudo education institutions (other than MIT) and completely-psuedo intellectualism provide a perfect case study in the historical mess (and tragedy) which is man’s attempts at controlling (enslaving) the lives of other men.

As I said ... tangentially related. Always fun to read the complete gibberish coming out of the Globe, especially those that pass as editorial/opinion writers. What a group of fools.


19 posted on 07/04/2014 1:58:47 AM PDT by tinyowl (A equals A)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whaaaa? I mean John Kerry speaks French! He’s rich and refined! He ran for President for cripes sake. Nobody on the world front takes him seriously? What this world has come to.


20 posted on 07/04/2014 2:16:55 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ex-Senator John F’ing Kerry is even more worthless as Secretary of State than Hillary(!) Clinton — if that is possible. The man is an absolutely, positively glittering jewel of colossal ignorance and arrogance. He is living proof of the Peter Principal in action: a man promoted from his level of competence to that of total incompetence. God help America because Kerry and his boss, Barry Obamination, will not.
21 posted on 07/04/2014 2:31:02 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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I understand that JFK says he served in Vietnam. When he wasn't wetting his tidy whites, was he fighting with the Viet Cong or NVA Regulars?

I remember he was all about fully supporting the Vietnamese communists after he managed to pull strings in the Navy to get assigned out of the war zone before his tour was over. The validity of his three Purple Hearts are doubtful. He still refuses to sign a SF180 form that would allow public scrutiny of his military records. He and “Hanoi” Jane Fonda remain icons of the Viet Nam War as heroes of the American Left. For American who fought against the communist butchers of that war, John and Jane are first class traitors. Kerry should have been hauled before a court martial, tried, convicted, and executed.

22 posted on 07/04/2014 2:48:21 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Intolerant in NJ
"I admire his service in Vietnam...yeah? Read "Unfit for Command", endorsed by some 250 people who knew or served with Kerry - you'll feel differently....."

Anybody that admires kerrys' service knows nothing about his so called service.
Then the low life went before congress with lies about war crimes.
PPPPPPPLEASE

23 posted on 07/04/2014 3:11:17 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Why would ANYBODY want to be President after the mess ZERO is leaving?)
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To: DeaconRed

As Paula Dean would say: “That’s good Chicken Yall”


24 posted on 07/04/2014 3:14:13 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Why would ANYBODY want to be President after the mess ZERO is leaving?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I recall then Senator Kerry saying, “Nothing bad happened in Viet Nam after we left.”


25 posted on 07/04/2014 5:45:28 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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