Senator John Kerry is in Davos, Switzerland participating in the World Economic Forum with other world leaders, including the former president and terror leader of Iran, Mohammad Khatami.
Kerry was asked if the United States had done enough to enage Iran prior to the election of Ahmadinejad, to which he responded:
“When we walk away from global warming, Kyoto, when we are irresponsibly slow in moving toward AIDS in Africa, when we don’t advance and live up to our own rhetoric and standards, we set a terrible message of duplicity and hypocrisy. So we have a crisis of confidence in the Middle East — in the world, really. I’ve never seen our country as isolated, as much as a sort of international pariah for a number of reasons as it is today.”
John Kerry has never let the facts get in the way of his Anti-American rhetoric. Never mind the fact that John Kerry voted WITH a unanimous Senate on July 25, 1997 on the Byrd-Hagel Resolution (s. Res. 98) which stated that the sense of the Senate was that the United States should not be a signatory to any protocol that did not include binding targets and timetables for developing as well as industrialized nations or “would result in serious harm to the economy of the United States”. Never mind the fact that the Clinton Administration never submitted the Kyoto Protocol to the Senate for ratification.
As for being ‘irresponsibly slow in moving toward AIDs in Africa,” the Los Angeles Times said this on May 2, 2003: [The Bush Administration’s] commitment of $15 billion over five years to fight AIDS and two other diseases – tuberculosis and malaria – that often afflict AIDS patients would dwarf the $1.6 billion the United States now spends annually on the international health crisis. [LA TIMES]
Senator Kerry is pictured above signing an autograph for the former president of Iran, Mohammad Khatami. Khatmati spoke at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government late last year. During a Q&A session he justified Iran’s use of capital punishment for acts of homosexuality saying, “Homosexuality is a crime in Islam and crimes are punishable,” Khatami said. “And the fact that a crime could be punished by execution is debatable.” [HOTAIR]
How soon before America’s gay rights activists roundly condemn John Kerry for associating with a terrorist who advocates killing them because of their lifestyle? Don’t hold your breath.
By the way, Google the phrase ‘international pariah’ and you’ll see that it is a term used by communists and extremists around the world to characterize the United States of America and Israel.