"You just don't invade another country on phony pretext in order to assert your interest."
That pearl of wisdom yesterday from the secretary of state of the United States of America, John Kerry. Yes, that United States, the very same one that invaded Iraq on a completely bogus, entirely made up pretext resulting in the dislocation of millions, the deaths of upwards of 200,000 Iraqis and a simmering civil war that may result in the break up of the country. That United States.
Kerry, of course, was talking tough about Russia's occupation of western Ukraine. He made the statement on Meet the Press. He also gave a slightly more elaborate version: ”You just don’t in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pretext.” Both times, completely straight face.
|Booyah, John, Booyah!|