This one comes from a man who betrayed his comrades-in-arms, who has been elected Senator just a couple fewer times than a Kennedy, who was nominated by a major American political party to be President of the United States, who is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and who though he would be much better as Secretary of State than Her Hillaryness:
“Unlike the Bush administration that believed you could simply tell people what to do and walk away and wait for them to do it, we believe you have to engage in a discussion,”
“So we are going to renew diplomacy but without any illusion, without any naivety, without any misplaced belief that, just by talking, things will automatically happen.
“They will happen when things are met on both sides and you have to talk with people in order to understand those expectations and reach agreements.”
So gratuitous Bush bashing, lots of talk about how they aren’t niave and don’t have any illusions and things won’t automatically happen. And who is John F Kerry talking to? and about what?
“We want Syria to respect the political independence of Lebanon, we want Syria to help in the process of resolving issues with Hezbollah and with the Palestinians,” said Kerry, after meeting President Michel Sleiman and Prime Minister Fuad Siniora.
“We want Syria to help… with the disarmament of Hezbollah,” added the former US Democratic presidential candidate, who is also due to visit Damascus on his regional tour.
Show of hands – who thinks Syria is going to do any of that stuff just because John Freaking Kerry came to them and displayed his dhimmitude?
Let us know when you get actual results on that Lurch.