Kerry’s Hypocritical Syria Engagement Continues Despite Democracy Posturing

Senator John Kerry has been enjoying his post as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee so much that many in Washington are speculating that he is auditioning to replace Hillary Clinton as President Obama’s next secretary of state. Whether that ambition pans out remains to be seen but there’s little doubt that he is trying to stake out ground as one of the Democrats’ leaders on foreign policy. To that end, he has been speaking out, to his credit, urging action on Libya. Indeed, he went much further than that earlier this week in a Washington speech to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, urging a complete reassessment of American policy in the Middle East and an end to our sometimes all too cozy relations with Arab dictators. “We can no longer view the Middle East solely through the lens of Sept. 11,” said Kerry. “Now, we must view it through the lens of 2011.”

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