By: Nelson Abdullah
Conscience of a Conservative
We are all watching another Washington, D.C. magic act. The magician waves his left hand to draw your attention while he sets up the next trick with his other hand. The Republicans are mesmerized by the act being played before them and cannot see what is about to happen next. U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice is being set up to be the worst possible candidate for replacing Hillary Clinton as the new Secretary of State, and the Republicans are gobbling it up. When it is all over we will see that Sen. John Kerry, the Swiftboat hero of Vietnam, the same John Kerry who awarded himself three Purple Hearts so he could leave the battlefield and come home to protest the war and accuse his fellow soldiers of killing women and children, will be the second best choice to be our next Secretary of State. And the Republican Senators, like John McCain, who once said about then Sen. Barack Hussein Obama, he could not say anything bad about a fellow member of the Senate, will voice a sigh of relief when they accept John Kerry as the lesser-of-two-evils. It is somewhat incongruous to realize that today, Sen. John Kerry occupies the position of Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the very body that launched his political career in 1971.
John Kerry’s political career was launched in the U.S. Senate in the Committee on Foreign Relations on April 22, 1971 when he was invited to appear as a representative of the left wing group Vietnam Veterans Against the War. The testimony Kerry gave accused his fellow American troops of blatantly committing war crimes against the civilian population of Vietnam. He was congratulated for his work by leading liberals on the Senate committee.
And today, as WND.com points out from a story in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hillary Clinton would rather see Sen. John Kerry become her replacement. Of course, John Kerry is more liberal than Susan Rice. And he isn’t involved in any questionable business practices like Susan Rice. He earned his millions by marrying rich women. And he got his start in politics by accusing his fellow soldiers of horrible crimes. Nothing like climbing over your buddies to get ahead. Oh, and he is friends with Jane Fonda and they spoke at anti-war rallies.
And as for the rest of us, we have been suckered once again. Can you imagine what John Kerry would be like as Secretary of State? Those few allies that we have left in the world must be having nightmares. He might even appoint his old friend Jane as his deputy. Why not, she would fit into the Obama administration perfectly because she was once married to a communist.
My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides.