Kerry, always good for a laugh

In one day failed presidential candidate John Kerry manages to get completely owned by Bolton and still has time to rewrite Cold War history. This is from the confirmation hearings on July 27, 2006.

Kerry: Are you prepared to go to bi-lateral talks?

Bolton: Quite the contrary, we said expressly that what we wanted from North Korea was not simply a return to the six party talks, but an implementation of the September 2005 joint statement from the six party talks which would mean their dismantlement of their nuclear weapons program.

Kerry: But this has been going on for five years Mr. Ambassador.

Bolton: It’s uh, the nature of multi-lateral negotiations Senator.

Kerry: Why not engage in a bi-lateral one and get the job done? That’s what the Clinton administration did.

Bolton: Uh, very poorly since the North Koreans violated the agreed framework almost from the time it was signed.

Kerry was obviously embarassed and rightly so. It’s always fun to watch these blow-hard senators try and tear a piece out of Bush’s nominees, only to have it blow up in their faces.


Later that day Kerry gives us another doozy.

…historically throughout the cold war that drove the United States and the then Soviet Union to escalate, until ultimately President Reagan, conservative president, and president Gorbachev said we’re gonna come down in Reykjavik to no weapons, so we reversed fifty years of spending money and chasing this thing. -Kerry

Um…okay. Let’s see what a simple search brings up…

1986: Reykjavik summit ends in failure
US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev have failed to reach agreement at a disarmament summit in Reykjavik. -BBC


It’s times like this I’m glad Al Gore invented the internet.

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