Well, of course he is. He’s moving his lips.
I know, it’s a cheap shot. But anyone who has followed the career of John Kerry can’t help noticing he’s a frequent liar.
I knew it back in the early 70s, and I was a liberal Democrat then. I had a visceral reaction to the man during the Vietnam years and it has only gotten worse over time.
I started blogging back in 2004 when Kerry was running for president. At the time I could hardly imagine a worse candidate for the Democratic Party to have nominated. Now, of course, I realize that this was a major failure of imagination on my part. But still, it came as no surprise recently that Kerry and Obama might be kindred spirits and that Kerry was chosen by Obama to replace Clinton as Secretary of State, a position for which Kerry has been angling his whole life.
And no, I certainly don’t believe everything Putin says, either. He has his own agenda, to say the least. But when Kerry claims that the “rebels” in Syria are moderates, it’s a lie on the order of “the Benghazi attack was in response to a video.” In other words, it would be laughable if it weren’t so sad.
The left is nothing if not consistent, however. The Ayatollah Khomeini was a moderate before he came to power. The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, likewise. And for Kerry, back in the day, the North Vietnamese were moderates too, when he made this prediction:
There is no interest on the part of the North Vietnamese to try to massacre the people once [we] have agreed to withdraw.
History has proven Kerry to not have been the greatest prognosticator on these matters.
[NOTE: One of my very first posts on this blog was about Kerry's habitual lying.]