A Boston Globe report revealed that former Secretary of State John Kerry, the man more responsible for the Iran Nuclear Deal than anyone, is still out there pretending to hold office in an attempt to protect his political legacy. The paper reported that Kerry has met several times with the Iranian Foreign Minister in his efforts to save the nuclear agreement and thwart the foreign policy of the current administration. When Michael Flynn spoke to Russian diplomats about sanctions, Obama loyalists accused him of violating the Logan Act. But when we have undisputed evidence that Kerry is working as an unlicensed agent of the federal government, the left is suddenly silent.
In an interview with Fox News, former Democrat-turned-Independent Joe Lieberman said that Kerry was out of line in his zeal to save the agreement. “John Kerry is not negotiating on behalf of the U.S. government – I hope everybody he’d talking to knows that,” Lieberman said. “But, in my opinion, what he’s doing is inappropriate and he shouldn’t be doing it.”
While the Globe’s editors said they were interested in painting a fair portrait of Kerry’s activities, highlighting both his supporters and detractors, one can imagine that if a Bush administration official had been running around the world trying to upset Obama’s foreign policy aims, the coverage would not be this glowing:
John Kerry’s bid to save one of his most significant accomplishments as secretary of state took him to New York on a Sunday afternoon two weeks ago, where, more than a year after he left office, he engaged in some unusual shadow diplomacy with a top-ranking Iranian official.
He sat down at the United Nations with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to discuss ways of preserving the pact limiting Iran’s nuclear weapons program. It was the second time in about two months that the two had met to strategize over salvaging a deal they spent years negotiating during the Obama administration, according to a person briefed on the meetings.
With the Iran deal facing its gravest threat since it was signed in 2015, Kerry has been on an aggressive yet stealthy mission to preserve it, using his deep lists of contacts gleaned during his time as the top US diplomat to try to apply pressure on the Trump administration from the outside. President Trump, who has consistently criticized the pact and campaigned in 2016 on scuttling it, faces a May 12 deadline to decide whether to continue abiding by its terms.
This is a profile of a man on an honorable and world-saving mission, not a profile of someone who is not just breaking a longstanding ethical code between subsequent administrations but very possibly the law itself. We don’t expect any better from the mainstream media these days, but it never fails to surprise us just how far the left is willing to bend the truth to support their agenda.
As for Kerry, didn’t he do enough damage for the four years he held the office? Step aside, sir; the adults are in charge now.