W. James Antle III: ‘Thank God John Kerry Wasn’t President Of The United States’

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 “The man of peace from Massachusetts intercepted with his own hands the reasonable cease-fire that was within reach, and pushed both the Palestinians and Israelis toward an escalation that most of them did not want.”

— Ari Shavit, Haaretz

For The Daily CallerW. James Antle III writes: Addressing the cool kids at Rolling Stone during his ill-fated presidential campaign, John Kerry attempted to explain his vote for the Iraq War.

“I mean, when I voted for the war, I voted for what I thought was best for the country,” Kerry said. Then after taking a swipe at a Democratic presidential candidate who disrupted his coronation by actually opposing the war, he added, “Did I expect George Bush to f–k it up as badly as he did? I don’t think anybody did.”

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Fast forward more than a decade. John Kerry is now secretary of state. And things are certainly f–ked up, perhaps more than anybody expected.

[Also see – EXCLUSIVE: Transcript of Kerry’s Phone Call to Netanyahu Complaining About Insults]

Kerry’s attempts at Middle East diplomacy have been almost universally panned, even by left-wing Israeli newspapers like Haaretz. “Kerry isn’t anti-Israeli; on the contrary, he’s a true friend to Israel,” states one of the more charitable Israeli accounts of Kerry’s Gaza maneuvers. “But his conduct in recent days over the Gaza cease-fire raises serious doubts over his judgment and perception of regional events.”

There are less charitable takes on Kerry’s peacemaking abilities. The Times of Israel’s Avi Issacharof  described “an extraordinary phone call taking place between a senior Palestinian Authority official and an Israeli counterpart, duringDevouring-Freedom which the two mocked the senior diplomat’s naivete and his failure to understand the regional reality.”

[Check out W. James Antle’s book “Devouring Freedom: Can Big Government Ever Be Stopped at Amazon.com]

Ari Shavit, the author of the Haaretz piece, concluded, “The man of peace from Massachusetts intercepted with his own hands the reasonable cease-fire that was within reach, and pushed both the Palestinians and Israelis toward an escalation that most of them did not want.”

An Associated Press diplomatic correspondent tweeted,

Kerry has finally beaten Bush: he has proved that he is a uniter, not a divider.

The conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians certainly isn’t Kerry’s fault; greater diplomatic minds than he have tried to bring peace to the Holy Land to no avail. Not even Metternich would be able to untangle this Gordian Knot.

Israel itself faces no good options. It can either permit a virulently anti-Israel terrorist organization to keep flinging rockets and building tunnels or continue to inflict civilian casualties that will inevitably deepen the anti-Israel sentiment on which Hamas relies…(read more)

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W. James Antle III is the editor of The Daily Caller News Foundation and author of the book “Devouring Freedom: Can Big Government Ever Be Stopped

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2 Comments on “W. James Antle III: ‘Thank God John Kerry Wasn’t President Of The United States’”

  1. […] By Pundit from another Planet “The man of peace from Massachusetts intercepted with his own hands the reasonable cease-fire that was within reach, and pushed both the Palestinians and Israelis toward an escalation that most of them did not want.” – Ari Shavit, Haaretz For The Daily Caller, W. James Antle III writes: Addressing the cool kids at Rolling Stone during his ill-fated […] Like this? Read more and get your own subscription at […]


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