Kerry's long-winded, non-substantive, anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian, babbling has come under fire not only from Republicans, but from Democrats as well.
The Lurch-like empty suit Kerry used the speech to defend Obama's decision to stab Israel, and by extension, the Jews in the back, in favor of the barbarians. By abstaining, rather than vetoing the U.N. Security Council resolution that calls for Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem a violation of international law, the administration has thrown Israel under the proverbial bus and flipped the bird to Benjamin Netanyahu.
The Democrats opposed to this idiocy include incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY); Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chris Coons (D-DE), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va) and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Duh-FL).
In his babblings, Kerry said that Israel cannot exist both as a Jewish state and as a democracy. But it seems he forgot that Israel is a democracy and a Jewish state.
He also forgot to mention the promise Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas (who Lurch sees as Israel's "peace partner") that, "In a final resolution, we would not see the presence of a single Israeli--soldier or civilian--on our lands."
Kerry, by saying that Israel, with its Muslim population, can't be a Jewish state and still abide by democratic principles, must then admit that neither can the United States maintain its Judeo-Christian character and still abide by its democratic principles (in spite of the fact that our Judeo-Christian character is the basis for our belief that all men and women are created equal with equal dignity and rights). In fact, Judeo-Christian character does not exist in classical Islam as it elevates Muslims over non-Muslims.
Kerry also forgot that the U.S. State Department was directly involved with drafting the Constitutions of Afghanistan and Iraq, both which clearly put religion at the pinnacle of their political philosophies.
In the Iraq Constitution, it assures that Iraq will maintain its Islamic identity no matter what and reaffirms that, when it comes to an Islamic country, the U.S. State Department believes a country can be fiercely Muslim in character, and still be a democratic republic that respects the rights of minorities.
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Of course, as time went on, both Iraq and Afghanistan have become more embedded in sharia and less accepting of the rights of non-Muslims and women.
But Israel has always given women and non-Jews the same rights they enjoy. In fact, Muslims in Israel have more rights than they would in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and Islamic theocracies in general, Turkey being a great example. As Turkey becomes more Islamic, it becomes less democratic and less respectful of minority rights.
Yes, it is only Israel, the Jewish state, that Muslims have full democratic rights.
But in the Obama administration, Israel cannot be Jewish and democratic at the same time.
Finally, even the Democrats are seeing through Obama's mask.