On Tuesday, John Kerry made one of the most ridiculous comments when he said the attack on Charlie Hebdo was a legitimate action. He quickly corrected himself and said an almost as ridiculous that the terrorists had a rationale for attacking Charlie Hebdo:
“There’s something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that. There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of — not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, ‘OK, they’re really angry because of this and that.’ This Friday was absolutely indiscriminate. It wasn’t to aggrieve one particular sense of wrong. It was to terrorize people.”
Needless to say, his comments has sparked outrage, both in France and here in the good old United States. But why? He was just being honest to his liberal roots. They truly believe that terrorists have legitimate grievances and that we should overlook a few dozen murders when the mood strikes them.
He did condemn last Friday’s attack:
“It was to attack everything that we do stand for. That’s not an exaggeration. It was to assault all sense of nationhood and nation-state and rule of law and decency, dignity, and just put fear into the community and say, ‘Here we are.’ And for what? What’s the platform? What’s the grievance? That we’re not who they are? They kill people because of who they are, and they kill people because of what they believe. And it’s indiscriminate. They kill Shia. They kill Yezidis. They kill Christians. They kill Druze. They kill Ismaili. They kill anybody who isn’t them and doesn’t pledge to be that.”
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But the Charlie Hebdo attacks were legitimate, right, Kerry? Those people deserved to die?
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