The Wall Street Journal reports that Senator John Kerry has floated a plan to visit Tehran.
Sen. John Kerry has suggested becoming the first high-level U.S. emissary to make a public visit to Tehran since the 1979 Islamic revolution, a move White House officials say they won’t oppose.
A trip by Sen. Kerry could provide the Obama administration a last-minute chance to directly convey its views to Iranian leaders before the U.S. moves to increase financial pressure on Tehran in an effort to derail Iran’s nuclear programs.
What? You mean to say maybe there’s something Ahmadinejad and the Ayatollahs don’t understand about the Obama administration’s views towards their world-defiant quest for a nuclear weapon? And that someone besides John Kerry himself actually believes he can explain those views?
John Kerry’s Senate record is undistinguished… and where it stands out… mainly regrettable. Kerry is like Wrong-Way Corrigan; the aviator who took off from New York bound for California and landed in Ireland.
John Kerry got the Cold War wrong. He got the Gulf War wrong. He got Nicaragua wrong. He got Haiti wrong. He got Grenada wrong. He got the surge in Iraq wrong. And the Obama administration thinks this guy, who looks like he was born to be a mortician, and his Tehran proposal is “the kind of travel a chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee would — and should – undertake.”
What can we say of Senator Kerry? He was for the war and then he was against the war. He was for it, but he wouldn’t fund it. Then he’d fund it, but he wasn’t for it. He was for the Patriot Act until he was against the Patriot Act. Or was he against it until he was for it? I forget. He probably does, too.
This is a guy who has to Google his own name to find out where he stands. If you want to know how to do something right, ask Senator Kerry. Then do the opposite.