Tuesday, February 14, 2006
JOHN F. KERRY: PARIS MEETING
I found an interesting site called John Forbes Kerry Timeline. I'll cite this brief passage:
Kerry... traveled to Paris, France and met with Madame Nguyen Thi Binh, the Foreign Minister of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of Vietnam (PRG), the political wing of the Vietcong, and other Viet Cong and Communist Vietnamese representatives to the Paris peace talks, a trip he now calls a "fact-finding" mission.
(U.S. code 18 U.S.C. 953, declares it illegal for a U.S. citizen to go abroad and negotiate with a foreign power.)
Why did he do this? Perhaps it was his bourgeois version of the "civil/political disobediance" that was so common in those days. Many have followed in his footsteps, and much more openly; just Google Cindy Sheehan. While John F. Kerry parlayed his anti-war activites into a political career, it may have been built on a house of cards, this event being one of them.
How would "President Kerry" treat the war on terror? In his own words, "as a law enforcement matter." How would he deal with the state sponsors of terrorism (No. Korea, Iran, Syria, the PA, as well as factions in every government in the Middle East except Israel)? It's pretty clear that Kerry favors political expediency over what is right for this nation, so that question gives me a shudder. I hope we never know.
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