The entertaining part of this comes when Secretary of State John Kerry smacks down Representative Jeff Duncan and that stupid South Carolina accent of his, but the stupefying and awful part is Jeff Duncan resurrecting the conspiracy theory that the U.S. was smuggling weapons from Benghazi to Syria.
DUNCAN: Secretary Kerry, have there been any efforts on the part of the united states, directly or indirectly, to provide weapons to the Syria rebels, and that would also include facilitating the transfer of weapons from Libyan rebels to Syrian rebels.
KERRY: Have there been efforts to…
DUNCAN: To put weapons in the hands of Syrian rebels and transfer of weapons from Libya to Syria.
KERRY: Well let me begin congressman by challenging your proposition that I’ve never done anything but advocate caution, because I volunteered to fight for my country, and that wasn’t a cautious thing to do when I did it.
When I was in the United States Senate I supported military action in any number of occasions including Grenada, Panama, I can run a list of them, and I’m not going to sit here and be told by you that I don’t have a sense of what the judgement is with respect to this. We’re talking about people being killed by gas, and you want to go talk about Benghazi and Fast and Furious.
DUNCAN: Absolutely I want to talk about Benghazi. Four Americans lost their lives. I have sympathy for the people in Syria, and I do think there should be a worldwide response, but we should act cautiously before we act unilaterally.
KERRY: We are acting cautiously. We are acting so cautiously that the President of the United States was accused of not acting because he wanted to have sufficient evidence and he wanted to build the case properly.
Like Hillary Clinton before him in the case of an unhinged Rand Paul, Secretary of State John Kerry faced an unhinged Jeff Duncan today who is apparently convinced that Benghazi was a staging area for funneling weapons to Syrian rebels.
I find the idea that four Americans are somehow more important than thousands of dead Syrians to be grossly arrogant. But we shouldn’t take Jeff Duncan’s words at face value, because if he and his colleagues were really that concerned about the lives of Americans, they wouldn’t be so adamant about defunding Obamacare or putting more guns on our own streets.