Kerry on UkrainePosted: March 3, 2014
I think I’ll file this reported quote from John Kerry under the “Did you think this through before you said it?” file:
Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday sharply denounced Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “stunning, willful” actions in Crimea, characterizing the move as an “invasion” and saying “all options are on the table” as far as a U.S. response.
“You just don’t in the 21st century behave in 19th-century fashion, by invading another country on completely trumped up pretext,” Kerry said, appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
Hmmm, invading another country on a completely trumped up pretext . . . What other country has done that in the 21st century? Oh, I know: the US in Iraq in 2003. And I actually think that Kerry would himself largely agree with me in that assessment. So again, did you think this through before you said it?