John Kerry was in Israel just before the July 4 holiday, stumping for Obama (and for his own candidacy as secretary of state?). He spoke like a hawk, saying, “Iran is a risk, a danger, a threat and a challenge, and we have to deal with it.”
Compare that statement with what he wrote in his blog on May 27, only one month earlier: “Curiously, many critics then hype Ahmadinejad as a threat of historic proportions, thereby granting the stature they seek to deny.”
It’s deja vu all over again. John Kerry blows whichever way the wind blows. For his MA audience, he’s dovish, playing to our war-weariness and wariness; in Israel, he’s a hawk, stumping for Jewish support for Obama. All we can say for sure is that he’s a very strange bird. No wonder he’s afraid of Ed O’Reilly.