April 11, 2014

Kerry Risks Threefold Failure

Alan Philps, The National

The Associated Press

With his granite jaw and athlete’s handshake, John Kerry was hailed in 2012 as the “living embodiment of America” who could bring almost presidential gravitas to the office of secretary of state. Unlike his predecessor Hillary Clinton, successful in her own way as a global humanitarian and standard-bearer of American values, Mr Kerry would actually get things done. Before Mr Kerrry took office, the commentator James Traub declared: “The man looks and acts more like a secretary of state than anyone since George Marshall.”

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TAGGED: Palestine, Israel, Middle East, John Kerry

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