Skip to comments.John Kerry Defends His Diplomatic Efforts: ‘I May Fail – I Don’t Care’
Posted on 04/08/2014 1:29:51 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
John Kerry Defends His Diplomatic Efforts: I May Fail I Dont Care
By Ali Weinberg Apr 8, 2014 4:03pm
Appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry defiantly defended his diplomatic efforts, saying that while ambitious, they were better than doing nothing.
While the purpose of Tuesdays hearing was to pick through the State Departments budget, it was Kerrys record that came under scrutiny as his old colleagues on the committee accused him of taking on too many responsibilities with too few results.
I think youre about to hit the trifecta, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told Kerry, naming three of the most complicated issues Kerry took on: the humanitarian crisis in Syria, the Iranian nuclear program and the Middle East peace talks.
Kerry said McCain gave a premature judgment about the failure of everything, and noted, on Middle East talks, that the Israelis and Palestinians were still at the negotiating table.
Its stopped. It is stopped. Recognize reality, McCain curtly told his former colleague.
Kerry invited McCain and other critics to lay blame at his feet.
Sure, we may fail. And you want to dump it on me? I may fail. I dont care. Its worth doing. Its worth the effort, he said.
Earlier in the hearing, Kerry rejected a claim by Sen. Jim Risch that American foreign policy was spinning out of control and listed some of what he said were clear successes around the world.
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How bout he puts his old money on the line and then we’ll see if he cares?
He made a major contribution to the Communist conquest of VietNam — he may figure he’ll never top that achievement.
I have found that I prefer mustard to Ketchup on my hot dogs.
He failed in a manner reminiscent of Jhinjis Khawn.
Of course he doesn’t care...failure is his life. How are those rice burns that you got the Purple Heart for John?
This is an essential part of liberal thinking.
Fly the plane into the side of a mountain before admit your ideology has led you into disaster. The innocents who suffer as a result are a detail.
The words of a timid man who deep down inside knows he lacks the leadership qualities and professional abilities to carry out his duties and who is uncomfortable in his own skin.
I'm convinced he was appointed to this position by our infirmative-action president in order to make Mrs. Clinton's failures seem less serious by comparison.
yeah he must be used to it
“It doesn't matter that I failed, only that I tried!” waaaaa
I certainly hope that John Kerry fails in ALL his misguided missions. He’s being as unproductive as Hillary was but at least Hillary took a “compliant” woman with her on all her travels so her time was not (to her) a total waste.
This is a man who obviously has no qualifications to be Secretary of State.
Unfortunately, if that’s obvious to a dummy like me, it’s also obvious to the every Foreign Minister and Foreign Secretary of every other nation on earth. Those people tend to be rather bright and know their jobs, having been career foreign service types.
You know they laugh everytime horse face opens his mouth.
Maybe it was a misquote, that happens all the time. I bet the accurate quote was “I Fail - Because I Don’t Care!” Oh yeah and because he’s a Moron!
Praise the Lawd and pass the Betty Boop band-aids !!
I wonder if they visitted the grave of the unarmed teenage boy that he shot in the back as he was running away?
What can I say?
I am ashamed of you.
You are a traitor.
You are a disgrace.
I hate you.
I hate the people who appointed you.
I hope I live long enough to piss on your grave.
Doesn’t this just wrap up liberalism perfectly?
It may fail, it may be disastrous, it may kill 100 million people, but at least we did ‘something.’
Name one success, Lurch.
There was that time he went up the Jordan River that is seared, seared in his memory.
If that were permitted LBJ would be washed out of his little plot within days.
It’s not HIS.
Sometimes doing nothing is the best course of action.
“At this point does it really make a difference?”
Hey, Ted Cassidy aka Lurch had many a success long after his best known roll and was a good man.
John Kerry on the other hand should have been Court Martialed for giving aid and comfort to the enemy in time of war and sentenced to Reduction to E-1. He should have been busting rocks at Leavenworth until the war ended and then given a Dishonorable Discharge upon release after every POW arrived to spit in his Communist sympathizing face.
He can and will fail but will be declared a success by himself and the American people, too uninformed to know the difference.
“Ah, but the rice in my ass. That’s where I had them. I know now they were just covering up for some fellow officer. And I would have produced that rice if only they’d...” Uh, what’s that? Plagerism, you say? Herman Woulk be damned. I’m a democrat. “..But they went around scoffing at me. I was responsible for Whatshisname’s poor seamanship. They want to go around with their shirttails hanging out, that’s alright. Let them....”
I’m not familiar with the reference. What incident are you referring to?
Good for John, better for his mental health.
No kidding. It's all about the process, not about accomplishing the stated goals. The "goals" are lies to provide cover for the left to continue on with the struggling victimhood ruse... while always being generous with other people's money.
Misery, chaos, destruction. It's what they live for. Normal people view success as the satisfaction in making real improvements e.g. making something whole and complete, more functional, less time-consuming, etc. IOW, the types of goals that engender order, contentment and peace because they work in the real world.
The left not only hates those kinds of people, it despises their world - the natural order of reality and truth. Deceivers pretend to hold to the normal definitions of words in order to worm in and rot a peaceful, sincere society out from the middle.
Talk about a mindset that is fundamentally dishonest, manipulative, and corrupt.
Kerry reveals what we already knew - that the left's motives have nothing to do with peace and order or love for humanity. It's all about the self-serving interests of I-I-I me-me-me. The gods of liberalism really do appear to move and speak. That's because they watch them in their mirrors.
and old yellowstain....
Damn bud, just imagine if they buried JF’nK next to
Jane Fonda, you’d have to pea spinning in a circle.
He proved his lack of concern when he advocated for the North Vietnamese during the war. Why he and Fonda did not walk the big thirteen steps up to the rope is beyond me.
I can do it.
Only problem would be figuring where to start.
its in the book “Unfit For Command”
Yes. And, we already know you don’t care.
All three of Kerry’s phony PHs were self-inflicted, especially the first one. And he used those PHs to spend just 4 and one-half months in Vietnam—getting an early out.
I hate them all...not only are they traitors..but also incredibly stupid.
The only small bit of justice with Kerry and Fonda is
that they are both getting uglier day by day as they get older...
...and yes, although I am a Christian, I have a great feeling of Schadenfreude when I see them age ungracefully!
Me too, right after pissing on Hanoi Jane's grave.
The hubris of this entire administration is enough to make me physically ill!!!
He was against failure before he was for it.
Time to pull in that lower lip, sonny.
‘’I may fail — I don’t care’’ is worse than Hillary’s ‘’What difference does it make?’’ comment because, even though both statements express the same sentiment, Hillary was not actively serving as Secretary of State when she made her comment, but John Kerry is currently in office and supposed to at least have the decency to pretend he still cares about American foreign policy.
John Kerry’s excuse that ‘’at least I tried’’ is only possible in politics, where no one is expected to do their jobs. In every other type of work, people MUST try: doctors MUST treat patients; bakers MUST bake bread. And if they do their jobs badly, they’re fired. Saying, ‘’at least I tried’’ goes without saying in such cases, since if doctors and bakers sat around doing nothing they’d be fired immediately. But in politics, of course, it’s okay to sit around doing nothing without fear of being fired; so John Kerry thinks he deserves praise for trying, no matter how badly he’s failed.
What! a failure admitting failure