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State Department: Kerry Worked ‘Nonstop’ During Egypt Crisis; Photo Evidence: Kerry Was Chillin’ On A Boat In Nantucket

July 8, 2013 by  

State Department: Kerry Worked ‘Nonstop’ During Egypt Crisis; Photo Evidence: Kerry Was Chillin’ On A Boat In Nantucket
All work and no play? Not so much for Secretary of State John Kerry.

The U.S. State Department lied to the American people last week when a spokesperson lionized Secretary of State John Kerry for allegedly sweating bullets as he and President Barack Obama’s National Security Council monitored the unfolding Egyptian regime change in real time.

Jen Psaki with the State Department issued a statement late Wednesday, responding to critics who’d noticed Kerry’s absence from photos of White House meetings where Administration officials were strategizing an American response to the military ouster of Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s Mulim Brotherhood President. The statement was meant to deflect anecdotal reports that Kerry had instead been spotted vacationing on his yacht, the Isabel:

Since his plane touched down in Washington at 4 a.m., Secretary Kerry was working all day and on the phone dealing with the crisis in Egypt.

He participated in the White House meeting with the president by secure phone and was and is in non-stop contact with foreign leaders, and his senior team in Washington and Cairo. Any report or tweet that he was on a boat is completely inaccurate.

The only thing completely inaccurate was the State Department’s deception. Kerry was aboard his Isabel as the situation in Egypt deteriorated, and he took the yacht out for a spin again on Friday, even as the State Department’s Psaki issued her version of a mea culpa:

While he was briefly on his boat on Wednesday, Secretary Kerry worked around the clock all day including participating in the president’s meeting with his national security council.

Regardless of whether the Secretary of State was working while he was playing (or simply playing), the lack of communication among members of the President’s cabinet, along with the Administration’s “lie first” approach to communicating with Americans, represents only its most recent attempt to conceal its own disunity.

As Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro observed: “[I]t’s clear that confusion reigns at the highest levels…President Obama isn’t even leading from behind at this point, simply because he can’t tell which direction is behind.”

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • Ron r

    So John Kerry can’t mspend time with his family? What the heck were you doing during that time. Matter of fact , what were you doing when Dick Chenney invaded Irag in the intrest of Halliburton ????? Another chair borne ranger fighting from your desk in the comfort of your office. Oh, my bad you guys like to call yourselves patriots don’t you ?

    • Tommy cunningham

      Don’t think the isuue is he spent time with his family, first those in government get way more vacation time than the average person, the issue is that they lied to us, he did one thing while they told us he was doing something else!

      • Ron r

        His staff lied because they thought some would overreact and it seems they were on point.

    • Ian

      So it seems that Obama and his group are just as bad as Bush….. and THAT is why the current system sucks……. They are all the same….. Does not matter what party, color, sex or anything else….. They are stealing America from the citizens and it is a fools place to support such a system.

      Live Free….. or be a fool…… Seems most follow MSM and play the fool…… Wake Up…. Be you a Dem, Repub, Indie, Lib, Conserv IT DOES NOT MATTER……. we must take it away from these thieves who would make us serfs in our own country…..

  • shadow1776

    Everything they tell us is a lie.! The reason our troops are over seas, is they want people in.charge who will support a one Government.


    Obummer has never been a Leader

  • Bonnie Cochran

    This administration tells so many lies they can’t keep up with them. They have gaping holes. They have destroyed the fabric of American’s trust.

  • MJ

    Kerry can only do less damage on his boat and sail board.

    Too bad Obama wasn’t on vacacation.

    What business is it of ours.

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