A FrontPage magazine article reports that although our economy may be toast and our international influence couldn’t even toast bread, a side benefit of this administration is that life now imitates The Onion, a news satire organization.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (pictured) may need a map or new glasses after he confused the central Asian countries of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, inventing an entirely new nation known as “Kyrzakhstan.”
The newly minted diplomat was referring to Kyrgyzstan, a poor, landlocked nation of 5.5 million, which he appeared to confuse with its resource-rich neighbor to the north, Kazakhstan.
Mr. Kerry’s flub was all the more awkward, because Kyrgyzstan is a key ally in the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan and a major recipient of US aid, which totaled $41 million in 2011.
Is the new Secretary of State living in a dream world. Perhaps that’s why the writer of the report said he is looking forward to Kerry’s upcoming tour of Oz.
If it wasn’t for the fact that our relationship with other countries, especial in that part of the world is tense and deadly serious, Kerry’s blunder would be funny.