"Moron or Traitor"
It's time to play America's fastest growing game show sensation, "Moron or Traitor."
It's a tough challenge because this administration has plenty of both. So does a radicalized Democratic Party leaping into insanity. A Democratic candidate was recently forced to drop out for tweeting that ISIS isn't evil.
But don't look for Kerry to quit over his suggestion that the ISIS massacre of Charlie Hebdo artists and writers (not to mention, as his boss put it, some random (Jewish) folks in a deli)
There’s something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that. There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of – not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, okay, they’re really angry because of this and that. This Friday was absolutely indiscriminate. It wasn’t to aggrieve one particular sense of wrong. It was to terrorize people.
Now you can chalk this up to "moron."
Kerry quickly backtracks on the "legitimacy" line (though it's a telling Freudian slip) and appears to be trying to express the incoherent leftist bafflement at ISIS terror not fitting neatly into a "protest against oppression" box. You see this same attitude often enough on the left.
But "Traitor" takes the lead. Because the underlying argument is that attacking Charlie Hebdo had some legitimacy to it. Massacring artists might not be the "right tactic", but it's a legitimate grievance.
That's more than a verbal slip. Obama and Kerry boycotted the Paris Freedom March. Kerry was there, but chose not to attend.
This is an administration that locked up a filmmaker who made a Mohammed video. It is clearly not fond of Mohammed cartoons. So it's not surprising that Kerry would think this way. It's only surprising that he would come this close to actually saying it.
He won't be held accountable for it. Not politically or in the media, which manufactures all sorts of Republican gaffes, but ignores lefty ones. When Romney visited Europe, his speaking of the Anglo-Saxon relationship was deemed a gaffe. Kerry offering justifications for the mass murder of cartoonists doesn't qualify. He's an esteemed statesman. Romney was a filthy Republican dog who held bizarre ideas about Russia being a geopolitical enemy or the United States being militarily unprepared.
And our statesman babbles on, "What’s the platform? What’s the grievance? That we’re not who they are? They kill people because of who they are and they kill people because of what they believe. And it’s indiscriminate."
It's incredible that it took this 71-year-old man who has spent most of his life in national government this long to figure out that Muslim terrorists kill us because of who we are and what we believe.
But the media would probably consider such sentiments a gaffe. It's also telling though that Kerry doesn't seem to have grasped the concept of war. That ISIS and Islamic terrorists in general terrorize non-Muslims to force them to surrender. And that it's working.
A final word. The left considers every sort of "victim blaming" off limits. Except when it comes to blaming the victims of Muslim terrorism. The cartoonists, random Jews and other people they kill always somehow have it coming.