Once again Secretary of State John Kerry is talking out of both sides of his mouth.
First Mr. Kerry says it is a crucial test for U.S. national security and the values of the civilized world comparable to the rise of Nazi Germany.
Then Mr. Kerry says that it’s really not a big deal.
While in France on the weekend Kerry said, “This is not the time to send a message where doing nothing is far more risky than responding.”
Monday Kerry was in Britian where he issued an ultimatum to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, giving him one week to turn over his complete stockpile of chemical weapons, or else.
Or else what?
John Kerry has threatened Bashar al-Assad with an “unbelievably small attack.”
The writer of the report understands that the administration is speaking to multiple audiences—trying to play bad cop with Assad at the same time it’s trying to cajole a skeptical American public. But when the same official is playing both roles, it becomes a little hard to keep the narrative straight.
The threat of an “unbelievably small attack” won’t exactly have Bashar al-Assad shaking in his boots.
Can’t blame Mr. Kerry as he is only doing what the community organizer in the White House orders him to do.