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Kerry’s ‘realist’ approach
slips into callousness

Boston Globe, by Jeff Jacoby

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Posted By:MissMolly, 12/30/2012 9:07:49 AM

When it comes to foreign policy, John F. Kerry is no John F. Kennedy. In his 1961 inaugural address, the 35th president of the United States declared that Americans would “pay any price, bear any burden” in their ongoing defense of liberty and human rights “at home and around the world.” Like other presidents before and since — Harry Truman, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush — JFK believed that it was America’s destiny to advance freedom and democratic self-government, and oppose the world’s tyrants. This is the “idealist” approach to US foreign policy. Kerry sees America’s role differently.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tocsin, 12/30/2012 9:51:03 AM     (No. 9089859)

There are 58195 men & women who are especially aware of Jon Cary´s ´realism´(read treachery).
Once again, Thank you (D)-uh-Masses

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Davids918, 12/30/2012 9:55:12 AM     (No. 9089872)

He´ll be a disaster as Sec. of State, and he´ll end up resigning.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 12/30/2012 10:38:09 AM     (No. 9089950)

FTA: Again and again, Kerry has shown a remarkable indulgence toward the world’s thugs and totalitarians.

No wonder he´s snuggling up to Adolf Obama!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Nimby, 12/30/2012 10:48:16 AM     (No. 9089973)

Swear him in and send him to Benghazi as his first assignment. Put Charlotte Lamb to monitor the visit too.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 12/30/2012 11:32:30 AM     (No. 9090040)

Kerry will be a disaster as SoS, and he won´t resign. The hanky-sniffing Marxist princess will extend his remarks about America being te sole source of evil in the world.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/30/2012 11:36:20 AM     (No. 9090045)

And then there´s that whole treason thing. I hope that the Swifties eviscerate Kerry.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Skeptical1, 12/30/2012 11:52:41 AM     (No. 9090062)

If Kerry really is a "realist", in the mode of Kissinger or Baker, that would be a good thing, imho.

My concern is that he is really a left-wing romantic.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Lou E Brown, 12/30/2012 11:53:52 AM     (No. 9090066)

Deja vu etc..That life size photo with the Alfred E. Neuman look was just way too much for me this near lunch hour. What chapter of Grandhog Day is this?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: wsdiego, 12/30/2012 1:35:44 PM     (No. 9090203)

What´s it like from a traitors point of view?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 12/30/2012 2:53:30 PM     (No. 9090290)

Kerry´s "realist" approach slips into spuriousness. He is to diplomacy what Obama is to the presidency: Nothing serious, please. Keep it all superficial, keep telling us that he speaks fluent French and feels at home with Middle Eastern tyrants and doesn´t like Israel and hates America and, oh yes, that he *cough cough* threw his medals back except that they weren´t HIS medals.

This administration would be hilarious were so much not at stake.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: dr fate, 12/30/2012 5:07:56 PM     (No. 9090396)

Yeah, whoremonger Kennedy was a great human being, just like the rest of his trash family.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 12/30/2012 5:56:53 PM     (No. 9090441)

John Effin Kerry, aka Horseface, Suckretary of Hate, is an outstanding symbol of America´s goodness and greatness.

So are Charles Manson and OJ Simpson.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Melody, 12/30/2012 6:02:42 PM     (No. 9090448)

´´ ´I´m an internationalist,´ Kerry told The [Harvard]Crimson in 1970. ´I´d like to see our troops dispersed through the world only at the directive of the United Nations.´ ´´

They said that he was for that before he was against it.

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