The denizens of Capitol Hill preen and talk as if into a magic looking glass that reflects loveliness to the beholder while the rest of the world sees them as frightening clowns, satiated on self-righteousness and a reckless ease for squeezing the trigger.
In two speeches last week, to save the head of the Democratic Party, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called the chemical attacks in Syria “a moral obscenity,” and “a crime against humanity.” He said that “fatigue does not absolve us of our responsibility.”
Today, as Kerry ended his opening remarks to the Senate Armed Services Committee on The Insufferable Airhorn’s use of force resolution in Syria, a Code Pink protester disrupted the hearing shouting, “We don’t want another war.”
As the protester was led out of the hearing room, John “Christmas In Cambodia Is Seared In My Memory” Kerry was reminded of his appearance before the same committee on April 22, 1971.
“The first time I testified before this committee when I was 27 years old. I had feelings very similar to that protester. And I would just say that is exactly why it is so important we’re all here having this debate, talking about these things before the country. And that the Congress itself will act representing the American people. And I think we all can respect those who have a different point of view.”
In that testimony 42 years ago, Kerry said, “They told stories that, at times, they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam, in addition to the normal ravage of war and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.”
In his depraved conspiracy, America was a monster. Kerry is a political schizophrenic—from America-Basher to Secretary of State.
“Ketchup Boy” trashed the honor of Vietnam vets without a thought. He walked all over them in order to launch his political career. He stripped them of their dignity as he called them “baby killers” and placed POWs in harm’s way that were still in the hands of the Viet Cong.
It still pisses me off the way he pronounced the name Genghis Khan.