Ed Driscoll

Genghis John Rides Again

On Monday, I wrote:

Botox is powerful stuff. It can make a man look decades younger. And apparently sound that way as well, as Senator Kerry reverted to his radical chic 1971 days yesterday on Face The Nation…Kerry appears not to have learned much beyond his “Jengis” Khan days.

Dimitri Vassilaros picks up this theme and runs with it in his Pittsburgh Tribune-Review column:

Sen. John Kerry’s appearance last Sunday on “Face the Nation” suggests he’s mastered the nuanced finesse of betraying his contempt for American soldiers without accusing them of behaving in a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan.

The Massachusetts Democrat has come a long way since 1971.

Back then, Mr. Kerry had the starring role as the principled and decorated Vietnam War veteran testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about supposed war atrocities committed not by the Viet Cong but by his fellow vets.

Kerry earnestly testified that other American soldiers said they had raped, cut off ears and heads, randomly shot at civilians and razed villages in a fashion reminiscent of the marauding mass murderer of Mongolia. They must have been remarkably discreet; Kerry never actually saw any of it.

Speaking with host Bob Schieffer about Iraq, Kerry said, “There is no reason … that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the … of … the historical customs, religious customs.”

Kerry has not come such a long way from 1971 after all.

There’s a lot of that going around on the left.

H/T: Power Line.