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No, John Kerry has not invented a new country [Lurch gaffes; media ignores]
Foreign Policy.com ^ | 2/25/13 | Uri Friedman

Posted on 02/26/2013 7:08:47 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

John Kerry, we're told, has committed his "first gaffe" as secretary of state. In a slip of the tongue ahead of his overseas trip this week, Kerry appeared to confuse the Central Asian nations of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, blurting out what the Global Post heard as "Kyrzakhstan." Today, news outlets from the U.S. to the U.K. to Russia are ribbing the newly minted State Department chief for inventing a new country.

Here's the thing -- listen to the video closely, and it sounds more like Kerry simply mixed up the "z" and the "g," saying something like "Kyrzygstan." Is that really what qualifies as a gaffe these days? Especially when compared to George W. Bush not knowing the name of Pakistan's top general, or a U.S. presidential candidate deliberately and dismissively mangling another country's name? If Kerry's critics want something to latch onto, they might want to focus on the difficulties he's having in securing a meeting with Syrian opposition leaders.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bias; kyrzakhstan; mediabias; notagain; soskerry; spiked
Uri is obviously correct that this is a minor gaffe at best, but the truth remains: if Sarah Palin or George Bush or Condi Rice or Bobby Jindal had screwed up the name, the morons on "Today" or "GMA" or whatever crap CBS has on in the mornings these days would be hyping it up....
1 posted on 02/26/2013 7:08:53 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’ve never been to Kyrzakhstan but I did throw my ill gotten medals over its fence.


2 posted on 02/26/2013 7:10:17 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I think it is just east of Elbonia.


3 posted on 02/26/2013 7:11:11 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: cripplecreek

If Kyrzakhstani is the only foreign language you speak....


4 posted on 02/26/2013 7:11:50 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Kyrzakhstan is SEARED into his memory.


5 posted on 02/26/2013 7:13:38 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
As much as I despise this despicable coward, I am willing to cut him some slack here.

I can only imagine what I might blurt out in front of media cameras and microphones if I were in a similar situation and trying to read a teleprompter and I never heard of these freaking places....

6 posted on 02/26/2013 7:14:08 AM PST by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: SoFloFreeper

How about Hilly giving the Russians a “Reset Button” that said in Russian “Overloaded”.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7930047.stm

10X as embarassing as fogetting the name of a local war lord.


7 posted on 02/26/2013 7:16:13 AM PST by DManA
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To: SoFloFreeper

Isn’t that the country that is #1 for export of Potassium and the invention of toffee? :o)


8 posted on 02/26/2013 7:21:56 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who remembers Ty Woods, Sean Smith, and Glenn Doherty? Forgot already?)
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To: Victor

Yea, he just made mispronounceynation. I’ll cut him some slack if he makes the same mistake in all 57 sates.


9 posted on 02/26/2013 7:24:25 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Kerry screwed up JENJIS KHAN and his kids and grandkids ruled over both of those countries!


10 posted on 02/26/2013 7:28:04 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: SoFloFreeper
Kyrzygstan. Kyrzakhstan.

Genghis Khan. Jenjis Khan.

You obviously don't understand NUANCE.

11 posted on 02/26/2013 7:31:06 AM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

It’s across the street from Crazystan.


12 posted on 02/26/2013 7:32:29 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Hang out with dufus Biden and eventually some stupidity is going to rub off on you. And when you’re already loaded with stupidity to begin with.....


13 posted on 02/26/2013 7:35:00 AM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Poor dull Uri just doesn’t get it. It isn’t about the gaffe, but the way it is treated by the state run media. A sip of water was fodder for the news propaganda shows for at least a week, with “serious” discussion about whether it disqualified Rubio to run for president. This simple minded jackass has been in government his whole life, and is treated as brilliant, but can’t handle a simple press conference.


14 posted on 02/26/2013 7:36:26 AM PST by Yogafist
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To: SoFloFreeper

http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=swift+boat+veterans+for+the+truth&ei=UTF-8&fr=chrf-ytbm


15 posted on 02/26/2013 7:38:26 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Isn’t this the country that has numerous adoptions for Americans to go running to rather than in our own back yards???


16 posted on 02/26/2013 7:40:29 AM PST by haircutter
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To: haircutter

He konfucused it with Taxygystan, where his boat is tied up to avoid kyrgyzes


17 posted on 02/26/2013 7:51:57 AM PST by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepisssssed)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I wish folks would quit posting this stuff. The media is NOT going to report it until a conservative does it. What does it matter now?


18 posted on 02/26/2013 8:00:58 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

We should found a new Central Asian country for Jon Cary and his ilk. Let’s call it Numnutistan.


19 posted on 02/26/2013 8:09:06 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Who cares how he pronounces the name of a country just so long as he doesn’t get thirsty saying it. < do I really need a sarcasm tag?>


20 posted on 02/26/2013 8:43:54 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Kyrzakhstan ? Isn’t that where Hillary had to dodge the sniper fire?


21 posted on 02/26/2013 8:44:07 AM PST by csvset
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To: SoFloFreeper
Dear Uri,

Especially when compared to George W. Bush Obunga not knowing how many states make up the United States?

57? No, wait, that's number of Mrs Kerry's Heinz variety number, right?

22 posted on 02/26/2013 8:48:10 AM PST by csvset
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To: SoFloFreeper

Hopefully, this was simply the beginning of a stroke.

We should not forget, this poor man served in Vietnomz, where he suffered from several brutal paper cuts.

Let’s please remember, he’s a real American gyro.


23 posted on 02/26/2013 8:48:37 AM PST by Gator113 ( REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS and leave my guns alone!!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Is that really what qualifies as a gaffe these days? Especially when compared to George W. Bush not knowing the name of Pakistan's top general, or a U.S. presidential candidate deliberately and dismissively mangling another country's name?

Or a presidential candidate who thinks there are 58 states? Uri conveniently forgot about that one.
This scumbag Uri is just another rat operative masquerading as a reporter. Guys like him are a dime-a-dozen.

24 posted on 02/26/2013 8:48:45 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: SoFloFreeper
If Sarah Palin had done this it would be on the front page of the New York Times. So-called journalists have killed their profession in the name of political favoritism. It's not the internet that did in the MSM - it's the lack of trust their deceptions generated in readers and viewers...

Here's another story the New York Times is ‘missing’ for the millionth time...

Liberal astroturf group offering $9 to $11 per hour to join its gun-control campaign ....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2990896/posts?page=13

25 posted on 02/26/2013 9:20:02 AM PST by GOPJ (To be free is to own one's risk - Jonathan Levy)
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