Kerry: I’ll talk to Iran

posted at 9:05 am on December 15, 2006 by Allahpundit

Old habits die hard.

U.S. Senator John Kerry said on Friday he was willing to go to Tehran to talk to Iranian leaders but would not have time during his current Middle East tour.

“I don’t have time and we were not able to make arrangements in the short timespan we had but I would be willing to go,” he told reporters in Cairo, the first stop on his tour.

Asked if he planned to make a trip later, he said: “At the appropriate time, at some point.”…

He will visit Syria during his trip with fellow Democratic Senator Christopher Dodd.

Assad thinks it’s a super idea. Condi Rice, less so:

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice yesterday rejected a bipartisan panel’s recommendation that the United States seek the help of Syria and Iran in Iraq, saying the “compensation” required by any deal might be too high. She argued that neither country should need incentives to foster stability in Iraq.

“If they have an interest in a stable Iraq, they will do it anyway,” Rice said in a wide-ranging interview with Washington Post reporters and editors. She said she did not want to trade away Lebanese sovereignty to Syria or allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon as a price for peace in Iraq.

Exit question: does this mean Kerry no longer wants to push Ahmadinejad off a cliff?

Update: Too bad he’s not planning to go now. What a Kodak moment it’d be if he ran into David Duke while he was in town.

Update: Time interviews Ahmadinejad.

When the issue becomes clear, and understood that the Holocaust does not have any relationship with the Palestinian people, then we will have two proposals for the Western and European countries. The first solution is that in the same way that you mounted this regime in the past, you can remove it yourself. You know well that the Holocaust has nothing to do with the Palestinian people. That was just a pretext to create this regime. And it was not a good excuse. Just cease to support it. Don’t use your people’s money to assist this violent regime. This is the best solution. If they do not accept the first solution, then they should allow the nation of Palestine to make their decision about its own fate. Anyone who is a Palestinian citizen, whether they are Christian, Jewish or Muslim, should decide together in a very free referendum. There is no need for war. There is no need for threats or an the atomic bomb either.


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That phony jerk needs to go bug the ketchup lady and stay out of our faces.

rplat on December 15, 2006 at 9:10 AM

What can his visit possibly accomplish? Someone is full of themselves.

Wade on December 15, 2006 at 9:15 AM

More proof of the Left Wing Treason Movement..

bbz123 on December 15, 2006 at 9:21 AM

What can his visit possibly accomplish? Someone is full of themselves.

Perhaps he’s just trying to relive his glory days when he would meet with the North Vietnamese. He can bring Bruce Springsteen with him singing …”Glory Days”…..

darwin on December 15, 2006 at 9:22 AM

OH THANK YOU, noble one!!!!!!!!!

Will you be speaking French?

seejanemom on December 15, 2006 at 9:23 AM

Just another liberal intent on trying to make our nation look weak. What an idiot!

lynnv on December 15, 2006 at 9:26 AM

Can we ask him to stay there?

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on December 15, 2006 at 9:31 AM

Traiors should be taken out and… well you know the rest.

Viper1 on December 15, 2006 at 9:32 AM

In defense of Senator Kerry…

If you need someone to collaborate with an enemy it’s best to send someone with experience.

irishsquid on December 15, 2006 at 9:36 AM

Too bad he’s not planning to go now. What a Kodak moment it’d be if he ran into David Duke while he was in town.

I was thinking something similar. Maybe he could stop by and tell them about the Jews ransacking Canaan in the manner of Jenjis Khan

JasonG on December 15, 2006 at 9:37 AM

Did he take his medals to toss over the Great Wall! Just stay there John! Do is a friggin’ favor and just stay there.

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on December 15, 2006 at 9:40 AM

I’m glad a guy that can’t speak in clear, declarative sentences; can’t express himself without contradiction; has a history of botched jokes and has less support in our country than virtually any other public figure has offered to speak on our behalf to a unstable, hostile regime known for lies, half-truths and propaganda.

What can go wrong?

Rosetta on December 15, 2006 at 9:43 AM

Kerry hopes that his name will live in the annals of history in the same way Idaho Senator William Borah’s has not. It was allegedly Sen Borah who said upon hearing of the Nazi invasion of Poland: “Lord, if only I could have talked with Hitler, all this might have been avoided.”

I’m sure Kerry considers his powers of global test persuasion remarkably better than those of the good Senator from Idaho.

eeyore on December 15, 2006 at 9:44 AM

Note To Israel: Aim for the weenie when you drop those nukes.

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on December 15, 2006 at 9:45 AM

Kerry has sunk his own swiftboat several times lately. The guy couldn’t even get elected dog catcher these days so he decides to revisit his traitorous roots to remind us exactly what the Democratic Party is all about.

Buzzy on December 15, 2006 at 9:47 AM

Jon Carry,

STFU, GTFA, and stop trying to halp us, you useless POS sumbitch.

Love,

We The People

MOMinuteman on December 15, 2006 at 9:47 AM

Organized, strategic, foriegn policy?

Nawww. I know what’s best for America.

It doesn’t matter if he’s a willing traitor or a usefull idiot. The end result is the same.

natesnake on December 15, 2006 at 9:50 AM

‘I have no use for traitors, but I like treachery very much’
-Augustus Caesar-

Limerick on December 15, 2006 at 9:55 AM

*John Kerry walks out of a closed door meeting with Iran and Syria into a crowded room of reporters*

As I promised, we will have peace in the Middle East!”

*short pause*

“I always considered Alaska and Israel to be fairly useless pieces of real estate.”

*sound of crickets from the crowded room of reporters*

“The amount of tax subsidies America saves in this deal will be substantial.”

natesnake on December 15, 2006 at 9:57 AM

He is pretty much a Johnny come lately on this, since one of his fellow democrat traitor Senators already went to the middle east last week or whatever. What a loser.

NRA4Freedom on December 15, 2006 at 9:58 AM

Is this what the Dems are going to do with their majority? I have a feeling we’ll be seeing two years of this crap.

So, by offering to negotiate with the guy who is supplying the insurgents with IED material that is killing and wounding our troops, once again he’s showing his true traitorous colors.

Someone needs to grow a pair and smack these senators down before they go too far.
The enemy is now going to see us as weak as we were under Clinton. Actually they already do.

reaganaut on December 15, 2006 at 10:00 AM

Masshole!

Wade on December 15, 2006 at 10:03 AM

I wonder if Kerry has obtained permission from the UN to embark on a unilateral tour of undermining the US Government … surrenders are normally negotiated by their people

DJ Dubya on December 15, 2006 at 10:06 AM

eeyore:

Kerry hopes that his name will live in the annals of history

He’ll just have to settle for having his name live in the anals of history.

The Monster on December 15, 2006 at 10:08 AM

Kerry is an idiot.

Hazmat on December 15, 2006 at 10:08 AM

Wow…. now we have a combination of Grandstanding Senators, and unelected Commitee members running our foreign policy…

Did I miss the revolution??? something in our government changed…

Romeo13 on December 15, 2006 at 10:15 AM

“Someone is full of themselves.”

This someone is also full of something else. In this case “themself’ and “something else” are one and the same (P.O.S).
This guy must think he is Jimmie Carter. You know – the great negotiator and peace maker. Somebody should advise him that just because the dims won the Senate back doesn’t make him Secretary of State.
Don’t we have laws against Aholes trying to do this type of thing?

OBX Pete on December 15, 2006 at 10:24 AM

I can’t understand why terrorists think they’re winning the war. I mean, our Senators are being so bold as they’re going to talk to Iran! Talking to Ahmadinejad– now that’s something that’s going to take the sails right out of the Islamofacist movement!

Nethicus on December 15, 2006 at 10:29 AM

Don’t we have laws against Aholes trying to do this type of thing?

The Logan Act

natesnake on December 15, 2006 at 10:29 AM

The only laws enforced in America are those uncircumstancial to the rich. Kerry by marriage, qualifies as rich, and therefore is granted immunity. What makes him dangerous is he knows this.

Griz on December 15, 2006 at 10:33 AM

Lerch is looking for some dialogue. Others say it’s an obscenity.

JammieWearingFool on December 15, 2006 at 10:33 AM

Logan Act

in 1799 and last amended in 1994.[1]
Passed under the administration of President John Adams during tension between the U.S. and France, it was named for Dr. George Logan of Pennsylvania, who engaged in semi-negotiations with France during the Quasi-War.

§ 953. Private correspondence with foreign governments.
Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply himself, or his agent, to any foreign government, or the agents thereof, for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects. 18 U.S.C. § 953 (2004).

From Wikipedia

natesnake on December 15, 2006 at 10:35 AM

First order of business for the Dhimmicratic Congress:

Abolish the State Department!

Who needs it? Let every Senator conduct his OWN foreign policy!

irishsquid on December 15, 2006 at 10:36 AM

This mofo was just in Egypt criticizing our foreign policy on Egypt.

I don’t care what your feelings are about our foreign policy you do *NOT* criticize it on foreign soil! If you don’t like it you KEEP YOUR PIEHOLE CLOSED!

CrazyFool on December 15, 2006 at 10:37 AM

That’s Rear Adniral Kerry.

there it is on December 15, 2006 at 10:42 AM

More proof of the Left Wing Treason Movement

AMEN!

SilverStar830 on December 15, 2006 at 10:46 AM

So the Kerry Traitor Tour has stops in Cairo, Syria and perhaps later in Tehran.

What, no stops planned to visit the troops in Iraq?

Oh well, who can blame him if he only wants to visit places where he feels safe.

fogw on December 15, 2006 at 10:47 AM

Democrats meeting or desiring to meet with the enemy is par for the course… What I found more interesting in Kerry news the other day is that he’s taking his comedy show on the road (Iraq, among other places), he claims the troops enjoyed his “botched joke”, and he’s still blaming anyone who doesn’t buy his “botched joke” excuse for being too stupid to understand it or for listening to the White House:

“I’ve talked to plenty of guys who’ve come back from Iraq, who are there now, who understand exactly what happened,” Kerry said of his joke in a telephone interview Tuesday with The Associated Press. “They laugh at it.

The Iraq stop will be part of a nine-day Mideast trip that includes stops in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon,
Syria and Israel.

“For anybody who misunderstood (the joke) or got only the White House presentation of it, I’d apologize, obviously,” he said.

Again, this isn’t an apology for what he said. It’s just him pointing fingers at the White House (who again, had nothing to do with the “botched joke” circus) and pointing fingers at anyone who didn’t buy the excuse by blaming them for “misunderstanding”.

By all means Senator, take your stand-up act to Iraq… I’m sure you’re not lying about troops laughing at you calling them stupid, so I’ll be interested to see you bustin’ some guts in Al Anbar. By the way, stay away from the group Hannity talked to the other night in a candid forum where they expressed anger or at least disappointment at your remarks.

RightWinged on December 15, 2006 at 11:12 AM

As I did the other day, I have to remind you all about this…

FLASHBACK

Senator Rockefeller – 11/14/05 Fox News Sunday:

I took a trip by myself in January of 2002 to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Syria, and I told each of the heads of state that it was my view that George Bush had already made up his mind to go to war against Iraq.

RightWinged on December 15, 2006 at 11:14 AM

Next we’ll see Mr. Kerry sitting astride an Iranian anti-aircraft gun.

Cary on December 15, 2006 at 11:21 AM

Let’s review ethics and morals in today’s Amerika …..

Which of the two events below is a worse offense for a U.S. Senator, and punishable as a crime?

A. Calling someone a maccaca.
B. Selling us out to our enemies in Damascus and Tehran.

EXTRA POINTS:

Which event receives in-depth 24/7 coverage by the New York Times and the rest of the liberal MSM?

Which event is deserving of being booted out of office, by either the voting electorate or the full senate body?

What the hell do we have a Justice Department for anyway?

And that’s the way it is …….

fogw on December 15, 2006 at 11:22 AM

There is no need for war. There is no need for threats or an the atomic bomb either.

“You don’t need to see his identification. These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.”

Or, in another dialect of geekspeak:

“…am I to be called a murderer, because valiant men have fallen in battle? If you go to war, needlessly, for I did not desire it, then men will be slain.”

Anwyn on December 15, 2006 at 11:34 AM

§ 953. Private correspondence with foreign governments.
“Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.”

Does this mean that if Kerry has “intercourse” with a foreign government the result is that the USA gets screwed?
When is our Justice Department going to wake up and prosecute these law breakers? I mean the traitors, the illegal aliens, the Congressmen who keep bribe money in the freezer and on and on ad nauseum.

OBX Pete on December 15, 2006 at 11:51 AM

Does this mean that if Kerry has “intercourse” with a foreign government the result is that the USA gets screwed?

Kerry has intercourse with anyone willing to hand over a few hundred million dollars.

RightWinged on December 15, 2006 at 12:20 PM

The word “Kerry” must mean surrender in French.

I believe that talking to unfriendly (in this case, openly hostile) governments without the permission of any US administration is treason. All these ass-bags need to shut their cock-holsters and let the elected administration do it’s job.

x95b10 on December 15, 2006 at 12:24 PM

In defense of Senator Kerry…

If you need someone to collaborate with an enemy it’s best to send someone with experience.

Kerry doesn’t collaborate with enemies, it is important to remember this. He refuses to negotiate with Republicans, for example.

B Moe on December 15, 2006 at 12:24 PM

You know well that the Holocaust has nothing to do with the Palestinian people. That was just a pretext to create this regime. And it was not a good excuse. Just cease to support it.

And how, exactly, did the Palestinian people get created from Jordyptians?

::crickets::

Pablo on December 15, 2006 at 12:31 PM

Why is it impossible for Liberals to believe that some people are just shitty and evil. Not everything they do is a “Cry for Help”, sometimes they truly do want to just wipe Israel and the West off of the map…

StoutRepublican on December 15, 2006 at 12:42 PM

And how, exactly, did the Palestinian people get created from Jordyptians?

Not sure exactly, but I think it had something to do with getting struck by lightning while herding goats through a toxic waste dump.

B Moe on December 15, 2006 at 12:48 PM

Don’t slap me down for this, but Kerry makes a strong argument for retroactive abortion every time he opens his mouth. He is a botched joke.

MarineDad on December 15, 2006 at 12:53 PM

gee, thanks Kerry.

Opinionnation on December 15, 2006 at 1:10 PM

He needs to rot in prison for one day less than three years.

infidel on December 15, 2006 at 1:26 PM

And this idiot wanted to be President. He is pathetic!!!

Golfer_75093 on December 15, 2006 at 1:41 PM

Kerry is obviously going for the Treason Lifetime Achievement Award. I wonder if he’ll visit the fine soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard while he’s in Iraq?

ReubenJCogburn on December 15, 2006 at 1:45 PM

Maybe he’ll visit our old embassy and stay for 444 days or so….maybe he’ll take Carter with him….

ritethinker on December 15, 2006 at 1:45 PM

Kerry speaking to a crowd in Iran…
“First, let me start off by stating so what… so what if Islam is a gutter religion, and Mohamed was a pedophile… Damn… I botched another one.”
On second thought, let’s pay for him to go (one way, of course).

RalphyBoy on December 15, 2006 at 1:48 PM

Not sure exactly, but I think it had something to do with getting struck by lightning while herding goats through a toxic waste dump.

B Moe on December 15, 2006 at 12:48 PM

I don’t care who you are, that’s funny right there….

MOMinuteman on December 15, 2006 at 1:51 PM

He’s just looking for a few more votes, can’t find any here.

right2bright on December 15, 2006 at 2:03 PM

Wonder what the penalty is for a botched joke in Iran?

Black Adam on December 15, 2006 at 2:17 PM

Thank God. I feel much better now.

ahem on December 15, 2006 at 2:37 PM

Anyone who is a Palestinian citizen, whether they are Christian, Jewish or Muslim, should decide together in a very free referendum. There is no need for war. There is no need for threats or an the atomic bomb either.

How “progressive” of him.

Rick on December 15, 2006 at 3:11 PM

“I’ll talk to this Humungus. He seems to be a reasonable man, open to negotiation.”

Blacklake on December 15, 2006 at 3:37 PM

Great idea Jon Cary, go to Iran, be taken hostage and maybe some of the dummies who get bad grades in skool and join the military will come and rescue your sorry ass.

X95 – “Cock holsters” haha That never gets old!

Suggested reading for military / history buffs “We Were One”, about the battle of Fallujah.

Tony737 on December 15, 2006 at 3:41 PM

ooooops, wasn’t done yet, the book mentioned above talks about how the Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are the next “Greatest Generation”.

Yet Jon Cary think’s they’re dummies.

Tony737 on December 15, 2006 at 3:45 PM

Jean = Udders on a bull

USN6872 on December 15, 2006 at 3:49 PM

X95 – “Cock holsters” haha That never gets old!

Sorry for the imagery. I considered using “shut their man-pleasers” just to clean it up but Kerry brings out the worst in me.

x95b10 on December 15, 2006 at 4:11 PM

Just how many Dhimmicrats can this nation afford to have in office?

This is truly frightening.

Yakko77 on December 15, 2006 at 4:22 PM

Compounding works in more ways than financial – the ability of an asset to generate earnings news, which are then reinvested reinvented in order to generate their own earnings news. In other words, compounding refers to generating earnings news from previous earnings news.

Once an irrelevant asset, always irrelevant, just in a compounded way!

Entelechy on December 15, 2006 at 5:41 PM

Is this what the Dems are going to do with their majority? I have a feeling we’ll be seeing two years of this crap.

Yes, but……….the more they DO this sort of thing, the deeper theydig their political graves. Every mis-step is a potential plank in the platform of every Republican running for anything in 08

Unless the Republicans are stupid and unimaginative, of course…..

keep your fingers crossed and your powder dry

Janos Hunyadi on December 15, 2006 at 5:56 PM

Kerry, Nelson, Dodd, McDermott, Kennedy….

Proof that the party of treason IS the Democratic Party.

georgej on December 15, 2006 at 6:15 PM

Kerry, Nelson, Dodd, McDermott, Kennedy….

Proof that the party of treason IS the Democratic Party.

georgej on December 15, 2006 at 6:15 PM

Don’t forget the Dem grandfather (Jimbo Carter) and the Dem crazy uncle (Dean), who may not be in office, but sure keep things interesting.

Rick on December 15, 2006 at 7:04 PM

The Junior Senator from Massachusetts has exhibited this behavior in the past – the Paris talks with Hanoi for example.

Perhaps the U.S. should suspend his passport while he is abroad and block his re-entry into the country.

No reason we couldn’t hold the treason trials at Nuremberg.

Traction Control

USCitizen on December 15, 2006 at 10:55 PM

This guy is an insult to the senate, our military and anyone with a brain….this tired act of his really needs to just go….

robo on December 16, 2006 at 2:01 AM

Kerry is always ready to talk to any of our enemies. Anything to drag America down and set himiself up as the almighty leader.

I don’t think anyone has been more opportunistic then he has.

LewWaters on December 16, 2006 at 6:13 AM

“Talk” to Iran? Hey Jackass, they can’t hear you over the noise of their AKs.

Tony737 on December 16, 2006 at 7:20 AM

How low will a loser go? Apparently, lower than I thought.

bloggless on December 16, 2006 at 8:19 AM

Obviously, this poser would “talk” to Lucifer, if he thought he stood to gain politically. Most definitely, not Presidential material. What a hack!

hillbillyjim on December 16, 2006 at 12:06 PM

Jeez, just like old times again. Unless hung, traitor’s never cease to be traitor’s. “Hanoi John Kerry,” again pretending to play the role of the U.S. Dept. of State, and holding discussions with the enemy. He hasn’t changed a bit.

This rotten SOB will never learn, nor will I ever understand why our government allows open sedition.

byteshredder on December 16, 2006 at 5:30 PM