Friday, December 09, 2016

Take a 1.3 Million Mile One-Way Walk Down a Million-Mile Pier

God help us all, but John Kerry says he won't mercifully disappear from our lives.

This is pretty rich coming from a man who carried out a foreign policy that reflected the belief that American influence was so bad that the rest of the world had to be insulated from America by cutting off America from the world:

[Secretary of State John "I served in Vietnam!"] Kerry, who has done time in the loyal opposition before, says he isn’t giving up. Having traveled a few hundred thousand miles with him during his time as secretary, I can attest that Kerry at 72 has more energy than most people decades younger. He’s not saying if he’ll work with a global organization, a university, or the private sector, but whatever he does, he’ll fight for what was — before Trump — seven decades of largely bipartisan support for US leadership in global security and economics.

“We’re going to have one hell of a debate over the course of the next few years . . . and I can promise you this . . . I am not going to go quietly into the night,’’ Kerry declared to raucous applause from the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, which gathered in Washington Tuesday for what was billed as a valedictory address. What they got instead was a cri de coeur not to toss hard-fought deals in the dustbin.

Ah yes, I remember Kerry "loyally" accusing his fellow American service personnel of committing war crimes on the level of Genghis Khan in Vietnam.

Remember, despite its clear belief that America was causing problems around the world, the Obama administration's apologies for America and relentless efforts to elevate the sainted international community at the expense of American influence led not to universal peace but to the first American president to be at war for two full terms of their presidency, with the world descending into chaos as America tries to let the world sort out its own problems, confident that "history" will shape a better world for us and them, yet finds that foes seek to exploit our timidity rather than sit around a table and sort things out peacable like.

Oh, and of course Kerry thinks this:

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday Iran's nuclear agreement with world powers last year had made the world safer, rejecting U.S. President-elect Donald Trump references to the pact as a "disaster" and "the worst deal ever negotiated".

Because he is incompetent.

I am sure I will have differences with Trump foreign policy. But I don't want to hear another goddamn piece of foreign policy advice from Spongespine Spandexpants, who is the worse secretary of state in living memory.