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April 22, 2014 - 12:19 pm

Easier to get things wrong, I guess, whines the secretary of state.

Secretary of State John Kerry attested Tuesday to the massively complex challenges Washington faces in Ukraine, Russia, Iran and the Middle East, declaring “it was easier” during the Cold War.

In a candid moment during a State Department speech, the top US diplomat said changing global power dynamics made a quaint memory of the early East-West stalemate, when American children would “crouch under our desks at school and practice” safety steps for a possible nuclear attack.

“During the Cold War… it was easier than it is today — simpler is maybe a way to put it,” Kerry told aid and development experts.

“The choices were less varied, less complicated, more stark, more clear: Communism, democracy, West, East, the Iron Curtain.”

If it was so much easier during the Cold War, why did Kerry, Ted Kennedy and so many other Democrats get so much wrong? Kerry supported the 1980s  nuclear freeze movement, which was Soviet-funded in the West and aimed to disarm the free world of our nuclear deterrent. Ted Kennedy was working with the Soviets behind Reagan’s back, according to his KGB files. Numerous Democrats actually believed that Ronald Reagan was more of a threat to the world than any Soviet premier.

For his part, Kerry even got the war he fought in wrong. Vietnam was about containing international communism. He made it about smearing his fellow soldiers, with all that “Jenghis Ghan” stuff. When America abandoned Vietnam, as Kerry wanted, the communists went on a rampage and killed hundreds of thousands over the next several years.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Kerry's comments should worry all Americans. He could not distinguish America from her enemies during the Cold War, regardless of how much "simpler" it was then. It should be no surprise that he's incapable of doing that today - that would take a doctrine of absolutes, and all he is is absolutely clueless.
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Sure it was easy for him. All he had to do was go before Congress and slander his brothers in arms. Treason is easy, defending liberty is hard.
31 weeks ago
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Of course it was much easier when all you had to do with pound your fist and not come up with solutions. Now? Not so much.

I will await an apology to Reagan and Bush, Kerry.
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He's almost amusing.

Kerry really doesn't fit in with the rest of the Obama administration. He doesn't manage to rise to the same level of being consciously and cynically evil. He's really just that completely clueless. He's a dupe, a Useful Idiot.

Look up "hapless" in the dictionary, and you'll find his face there.

31 weeks ago
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It WAS easier ...for traitors. You simply sold out your country, your military and your President.

For the small c communist it got very confusing. They are still willing to sell out America but now can't also betray the President, the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense while doing so...because the traitors can't figure out how to commit treason while holding those positions without being hanged.
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It was easier to know how to betray your country when there were only two sides, Lurch.
31 weeks ago
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Easier? Maybe. Or maybe we just had better Secretaries of State.
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