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Kerry's Hypocritical Indignation

Mar. 12, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry really wasn’t happy with the 47 Senate Republicans who wrote a letter to Iran warning of the temporary nature of any deal with the Obama administration. Testifying before Congress Wednesday, Kerry said his reaction to the letter was “utter disbelief” because it “ignores more than two centuries of precedent in the conduct of American foreign policy.” He added, “During my 29 years here in the Senate, I never heard of – nor even heard of it being proposed – anything comparable to this. … This risks undermining the confidence that foreign governments, in thousands of important agreements, commit to between the United States and other countries.” Funny that he’s “never even heard of it” because an open letter to Iran restating the obvious hardly compares to Kerry’s own record of going it alone on foreign policy. While he was in the Senate, he traveled to Nicaragua to meet with the communist Sandinistas and then returned home to shill on their behalf. And let’s not forget his most infamous moment: meeting with the North Vietnamese in 1970 and 1971 while still a Navy reserve officer. Few are now willing to bring up this treasonous behavior, but it’s unbelievable hypocrisy for Kerry to attack this letter now.

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