Secretary of Personality John Kerry is at it again. No, he’s not standing awkwardly on stage with troubadours from the 1970s fighting terrorism one ballad at a time. And he’s not suffering through the agony of five-star alpine resorts, ill-fated bike rides over curvy mountain roads, and routine butt-chewings delivered by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. The Secretary of Personality is once again proving that liberalism is stupid.
Kerry told a recent Congressional hearing: “Well Senator, he’s not supposed to be doing that”.
The “he” in question is Ibrahim al-Qosi. The “doing that” in question is leaving Gitmo for Sudan (and beyond) where he’s promptly emerged in a leadership position within Al Qaeda.
Make no fear, Secretary of Personality Kerry warned: “There are consequences for that and there will be”.
Oh, really, Madame Secretary(a). Around one-third of detainees released from Gitmo have resumed the fight for radical Islam. What were the consequences for them? Are we risking American lives to seek them out and detain them all over again? Are we subjecting them to the cruelty you allege Gitmo to be? Or are we using precision drone strikes to send them to martyrsville and their seventy some-odd virgins – because killing them outright isn’t cruel like Gitmo now is it?
All of that comes to mind. Look a little closer though. John Kerry’s statement is more of the apologist nonsense he recently used to try and explain away the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris. Remember when he said:
“There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of – not a legitimacy but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say okay, they’re really angry because of this and that”.
Kerry is telling us that an Islamothug like Ibrahim al-Qosi is “not supposed to be” hooking up with Al Qaeda to plot, plan, terrorize and kill in the name of radical Islam.
John Kerry, why shouldn’t al-Qosi be doing what he’s doing? It’s not as though al-Qosi fears your “consequences”.
Liberals believe in multi-culturalism and in moral relativism. So much so that they have a knee-jerk tendency to:
Treat everything white and western as racist, sexist, homophobic, fascist, evil, privileged, and fundamentally wrong.
– Impose no judgement whatsoever upon any non-white/non-western culture no matter what.
That’s how the Secretary of Personality can talk about Gitmo as though it were Auschwitz just weeks after he praised Iran’s detention and treatment of US Navy Sailors. That’s how he sees legitimacy behind the Charlie Hebdo attacks. And, that’s how he can tell a Congressional hearing that Ibrahim al-Qosi is supposed to be enjoying long walks in parks and the company of a kitten named Bilbo instead of devising future mass murders and clever ways to torture and kill apostates.
The Secretary of Personality isn’t alone in doing this.
That’s how liberals can blame police for any and everything that goes wrong when a suspect of color is involved. That’s how the Fight for $15 can expand it’s scope from wages to “livable work schedules(b)”. That’s how dozens of white liberals can turn out to support Oscar-white Bernie and/or Hillary, believing that by doing so they are combatting the racism inherent in a GOP Presidential field that’s sixty-percent non-white. And that’s how liberals can shriek about keeping government out of bedrooms unless the bedrooms are inhabited by same sex partners in which case government must ensure all aspects of their sex-life are treated as all but sacred by the state. That’s how liberals can demand that any hint of Judeo-Christian beliefs be stricken from public view while ignoring Barack Obama’s Baltimore mosque visit and the Islamic artwork which proclaimed “Allah” some ninety-nine times right there alongside the President.
There are consequences for liberal stupidity and there will be come November.
(a) Yes, Madame. No, not a typo.
(b) Livable work schedules is the up and coming thing left of center. Seattle is experimenting with it. Basically, the idea is to punish employers that require employees to work “too many” hours, or those businesses that must adjust schedules and hours on limited notice to fill gaps created when workers call in sick or don’t show up.