commentary by John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer
Via CNS News:
“ ‘There is nothing sanctimonious’ or arrogant in the State Department’s publication of an annual report on human rights around the world, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday, adding that the U.S. cannot help but be humble itself given the racial tensions at home over the past year.
Releasing the latest report – covering 2014 and issued 120 days late – Kerry said some foreign governments may take issue with it.
‘My advice to any leader who is upset by these findings is really to examine them, to look at the practices of their country, and to recognize that the way to alter what the world thinks and the way to change these judgments is to alter what is happening in those countries,’ he said.
‘That is the advice that we also give to ourselves,’ Kerry added. ‘There is nothing sanctimonious in this. There is zero arrogance. And we couldn’t help but have humility when we have seen what we have seen in the last year in terms of racial discord and unrest.’
‘So we approach this with great self-awareness. But we also understand that when human rights is the issue, every country, including the United States, has room to improve,’ he said. ‘And the path to global respect always begins at home.’ ”
By Patrick Goodenough
My Opinion: John Kerry bashing America. Well, it’s nice to see some things never change. My rich boy (thanks to very convenient marriages) has bashed America ever since the Winter Soldier days. I would love to know how many real American Soldiers would be willing to serve with him now.
The racial discord he so hypocritically laments exists because of Kerry and his fellow, America-hating socialists. For six years this administration has done all they can to divide this country by class, race and now sex. You and Obama have deliberately turned this country’s citizens, one against another, John. When it finally falls apart you will be out of office, sitting at home like royalty and telling others what they should do. You weren’t a hero then sir, and you are not a hero now. I was there as well and your reputation precedes you: A narcissist, a self-promoting gigolo and as I said before, some things never change.
“Nothing sanctimonious or arrogant in the State Department’s publication of an annual report on human rights?” Barack Obama and John Kerry are not self-important, they are self-infatuated! But no one can say they don’t have a sense of humor.