Jack's Enclave - Secretary of State Kerry speaks at U.Va.
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After reading the text of Secretary of State Kerry's speech I wasn't sure whether to sing Kumbaya or God Bless America. Nothing but "feel good" rhetoric and promotion of President Obama's policies.

Mr. Kerry did appeared to be a bit confused as to exactly what his position is:

Secretary of State?: "This includes working with our partners around the world in making sure that Iran never obtains a weapon that would endanger our allies and our interests."

Administrator of the EPA?: "We as a nation must have the foresight and the courage to make the investments necessary to safeguard the most sacred trust we keep for our children and our grandchildren, and that is an environment not ravaged by rising seas, deadly superstorms, devastating droughts, and the other hallmarks of a dramatically changing climate. President Obama is committed to moving forward on that, and so am I, and so must you be ready to join us in that effort."

Secretary of Commerce?: "Our businesses understand this. It's simple. The more they sell abroad, the more they're going to hire here at home."

Secretary General of the United Nations?: "I came here purposefully to underscore that in today's global world, there is no longer anything foreign about foreign policy." "Let's face it: We are all in this one together. No nation can stand alone."

I suggest he read his job description posted at "http://www.state.gov/secretary/".

And please, I'm beginning to get annoyed with this administration's use of the terms "invest/investment" rather than "spend/spending". Secretary Kerry did this 22 times in this speech. If you cannot provide a quantified return or expected return it is nothing more than a donation.

January, 2013