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The Unbearable Lightness of Being John Kerry's Brain

Not being terribly upset about anything this week (I'm trying to watch my blood pressure), I decided to take on some low-hanging fruit and write about our remarkable Secretary of State, John Kerry. I am of the opinion that Kerry is part of some secret pro-Hillary cabal, and his role is to be such a bad SecState that Hillary looks good by comparison.

So far, he's doing a bang-up job.

A few days ago Kerry decided to speak off the cuff about the Paris attacks. Bad idea. For those of you who missed it:

There’s something different about what happened [on November 13] from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that. There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of – not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, okay, they’re really angry because of this and that. This Friday was absolutely indiscriminate.
It wasn’t to aggrieve one particular sense of wrong. It was to terrorize people. It was to attack everything that we do stand for. That’s not an exaggeration. It was to assault all sense of nationhood and nation-state and rule of law and decency, dignity, and just put fear into the community and say, “Here we are.” And for what? What’s the platform? What’s the grievance? That we’re not who they are? They kill people because of who they are and they kill people because of what they believe. And it’s indiscriminate.

[emphasis mine]

Wow. That's a lot of stupid to unpack, isn't it?

I guess the first thing a pro-Israel blogger sees is the glaring omission of the Hyper-Cachet kosher market in Paris. Those four "random" people who were slaughtered because they were Jews: did their deaths also have a "legitimacy" and a "rationale," Mr. Secretary?

As for what he did say: there's the confident and clueless "I think everybody would feel that." (Has he discovered that not everybody felt that, do you think?)

And the incredulous "What’s the grievance? That we’re not who they are?" Um, yep. Pretty much. 

But the biggest problem is what his comments show us about the mindset of this administration, which still will not pronounce the words "radical Islam." Writing for National Review, Andrew McCarthy says he doesn't understand "why anyone is surprised by Kerry’s sentiments. They perfectly reflect seven years of Obama-administration policy aimed at eroding the First Amendment in order to accommodate Islamic blasphemy standards."

According to Kerry's boss, the future "must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam." It's one of the few things Obama is passionate about.