Tom Cotton, John Kerry and Pontius Pilate, a comment by Political Observer

You have to give Sen. Cotton his due! As student of Harvey Mansfield and protege of William Kristol he is a well credentialed Neo-Con, but with the political savvy to frame his criticism of Kerry in biblical terms.Therefore capturing a large segment of Republican voters, who are Evangelicals or their allies, with this rhetorical gambit.

Sec. Rice’s assurances leave one a bit cold, as she and her allies Nuland,Power and Pyatt are notorious prevaricators,or should it be dissimulators?

Does Kerry represent a change from the Rice/Power/Nuland/Pyatt menage? Who have produced the political nihilism of Ukraine, and it’s offspring The New Cold War!  Sec. Kerry’s jingoistic speech at the 2012 Convention, in praise of Obama’s policies, was utterly distasteful, but perhaps, it was just the price to be paid for admission to a position on the world stage, that represents Sec. Kerry’s ambition? Or has Sec. Kerry become just like the men he once criticized, so many years ago: McNamara, the Bundy brothers and the rest of the once ascendent WASP elite, like the Alsop brothers, whose crime was believing that policy technocrats and their journalistic publicists could change the world, for the better, by waging a war against anti-colonialists and making it a war against the Communist Menace.

Political Observer

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