The French are a people, not a politician. Kerry, who prides himself on his knowledge of French, ought to know the difference.
England is carefully left unmentioned now that it has dropped out of the race to Damascus. So that apparently leaves Turkey, Australia and our oldest ally, the French.
The Arab League pledged, quote, “to hold the Syrian regime fully responsible for this crime.” The Organization for Islamic Cooperation condemned the regime and said we needed, quote, “to hold the Syrian government legally and morally accountable for this heinous crime.”
Turkey said there is no doubt that the regime is responsible.
Our oldest ally, the French, said the regime, quote, “committed this vile action, and it is an outrage to use weapons that the community has banned for the last 90 years in all international conventions.”
The Australian prime minister said he didn’t want history to record that we were, quote, “a party to turning such a blind eye.”
The Arab League is Saudi Arabia. And entirely Sunni. The OIC is Sunni dominated. So Kerry is quoting Sunnis encouraging a religious war against Shiites which we should have no part of.
Turkey is an Islamist Sunni terror state that arguably began this whole fight. Australia's government is so dysfunctional now that it's worse than France. Kevin Rudd, the man Kerry is misquoting was forced out and then came back in after suffering from all sorts of issues.
So that leaves our oldest ally. The French.
Now the French didn't say what Kerry quoted, because the French are a people, not a politician. Kerry, who prides himself on his knowledge of French, ought to know the difference.
If Bush had said something that stupid, Michael Moore would turn it into a documentary. But Kerry, well everyone knows he's a man of nuance.