Secretary of State John Kerry Demonstrates Proficiency in Lying and Deception

Secretary of State John Kerry was just in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, speaking to a group of young adults.  He spoke on climate change, the use of drones, the war in Iraq, the economy and the terrorist watch list.  According to Fact Check, Kerry skillfully lied, exaggerated and spoke half-truths.

On the topic of climate control, Kerry told the Ethiopians:

"We're below the Kyoto levels now."

Fact: The Kyoto Protocol of 1997 was never ratified by the US Senate.  It called for the US to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 6% of the 1990 levels.  As of 2011, greenhouse gas emissions have been lowered, but they are still up 9.5% over the 1990 levels.

On the topic of drones, Kerry told the Ethiopians:

"The only people that we are going after are confirmed terrorist targets, at the highest level. ... We will not fire when we know there are children or collateral damage. ... I am convinced that we have one of the strictest, most accountable and fairest programs."

Fact: In the past decade, US drones have killed 3,364 people.  Most of them were militants and not all of the militants were of the highest level.  An untold number of civilians have also been killed by drones.  The New America Foundation keeps track of drone strikes and casualties and estimates that about 20% of all drone attack victims were non-combatants.

On the topic of the war in Iraq, Kerry told the Ethiopians:

"I opposed the president's decision to go into Iraq."

Fact: Before voting against the war in Iraq, Kerry voted to approve the $87 billion to pay for the war.  Kerry was for the war before he was against it.

On the topic of the economy, Kerry told the Ethiopians:

"I'm here to try to help. President Obama wants to try to help. And maybe our legacy will be what we do to try to help. I think of what we've done with PEPFAR. I was proud. I wrote that legislation."

Fact: PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) was launched in 2003 under President George W. Bush, therefore it is part of his legacy and not Obama’s.  Yes, Kerry and Sen Bill Frist wrote the framework for the original bill.

On the topic of terrorism, Kerry told the Ethiopians:

"The requirement for the Taliban to come to the table was that they agree that they will not engage in violence against other people and violence against other countries; they won't engage in terrorism and they will not threaten the Afghanistan constitution and so forth."

Fact:  Even though those are the conditions laid out by the US government, they still met with the Taliban in 2011 without ever obtaining an agreement from them to support the Afghan constitution or cease their hostilities.

On the topic of terrorism, Kerry told the Ethiopians:

"Boko Haram is a terrorist organization."

Fact: Boko Haram has never been officially designated as a terrorist organization by the State Department, although they have issued sanctions against some of Boko Haram’s leaders.

Apparently, John Kerry’s thirty years in politics has helped him polish his ability to stand before an audience and tell half-truths, exaggerations and even lies.  Some of the same lies he told the Ethiopians are the ones that helped to cost him the 2004 Democratic presidential primary.

John Kerry filled Hillary Clinton’s shoes quite well, didn’t he?  He also fits in very well with the rest of Obama’s cabinet, including Obama himself.  With this FACT CHECK report being available online, why would anyone, any diplomat or any nation ever believe a word that comes out of his mouth?

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  • Matelot1

    John Kerry lied about seeing our soldiers cut off ears, etc in Vietnam.

    • patriotusa2

      Yes, and he sold them out, as he did his own country when he threw his medals away. Isn't it ironic that he should now be in the position he's in considering the caliber of men that lead us today. How appropriate!!

      • organicroseski2

        He faked throwing his medals away. They were another guy's. Also, the meeting with the Commies in Paris, France, the Vietnam war veteran with Kerry, never saw Vietnam.

  • James White, M.D.

    Kerry, who abandoned a previous wife to marry "Ketchup money", has been a liar all his life. It seems to be a requirement to hold office in Massachusetts. Murder and drunkenness elevate one to the "sainthood" presently only occupied by Teddy K. Strange place: witch trials, Lizzie Borden, and liberals.

    • junktex

      Same with Juan McCain

  • Bobseeks

    Lying is a prerequisite for democrats. Every democrat I know is dishonest and lacking in honor and integrity.

    • junktex

      You are half right.

  • Screeminmeeme

    As has been observed by many on this blog, Obama, THE Liar-in-Chief came to Washington with dozens of deceivers in tow, and has appointed others to fill influential positions, so that our gov is now saturated with evildoers who will stop at nothing......say anything....to achieve their objectives.

    Kerry, in particular, is certified, because the man is a documented con artist and dissembler without a shred of moral decency.

  • Robalou01

    He has all the pre requisites for being a good Odumbo zombie

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/CfsINEYDoex3fXYF.FLFCPOcXaFQros-#f30f8 jong

    He had Hillary as a teacher and she taught him well. I wonder how many more this piece of crap will kill. He is one that should have never come back from Vietnam

  • charles17121

    So what else is new ? John Kerry lying is nothing new he did it during the Vietnam War and sold out his fellow soldiers . John Kerry was made Secretary of State by the fraud and usurper barack hussein obama because he lies .

  • SSMcDonald

    Godfather Politics: Welcome to reality!!. Kerry was a recognized and known pathological liar in the 1960's. Personal Integrity is not an attribute of John Kerry.

    • Hotnike

      Well, He needed to pass Obama's Lying 101 course before Obama nominated him.

  • http://twitter.com/stevor_h steve holmes
  • VanceJ

    Soooo this is some how news ? standard ops.

  • DavidE1940

    Well, I see the long faced Creep has not changed. What a disgusting piece of gabage.

    • Charles

      He's a DUMOCRAT, I believe. Need I say more ???????

      • junktex

        And McCain and Graham are republicrats

        • Poodleguy

          I have to make a comment concerning Sen Lindsay Graham. He runs hot & cold. His views on immigration reform are too close to amnesty for me but he is doing a helluva good job as to the IRS, Benghazi & AP disgraceful disasters. I have to give credit where it is due.

  • TAM44

    Crap put in office in 2008 appoints crap to his list of lying crap, obama loves to be surrounded by crap and that's the DEMONCRATS in DC

    • DSmith6605

      Let us add to that list of crap a whole bunch of republicans too that are no better we can start with that piece of crap McCain.

      • junktex

        Very good point.

      • Poodleguy

        I am an Arizonan that certainly agrees with you about John McStain, he is a worthless RINO pile of dung. The only reason that I voted in the 2008 election was because Sarah Palin was on the ticket!!! Seems the only way we are going to rid ourselves of the RINOs, particularly in the Senate will be thru attrition but we conservatives are going to be replacing them with true conservative patriots where & when we can.

  • G W

    Kerry and Obama are cut from the same communist cloth.

  • Yutts

    Kerry is another in a long list of devious and deceitful lying bastards. Kerry will get his boss in serious trouble, very soon, just watch and read.

    • jmark72

      We can only hope Kerry does get ObaMao in serious trouble! That would be GREAT!

    • Tom22ndState

      Truer words have seldom been spoken.

    • 7papa7

      Kerry is a serial liar. Remember the flat out lies he told Congress about Nam. I do, I was there and kerry lied through his teeth. He and hanoi jane should have been tried for lying to congress and executed for giving aid and comfort to the enemy. When the war was over the leader of N Viet Nam said that they were ready to surrender until they heard what kerry said to congress. Kerry is also the only American whose picture was hanging in a N Viet Nam museum as a hero. If kerry's lips are moving, he is lying. He almost makes obama look like an honest man.

  • http://Orthoman.com/ DockyWocky

    Hey! That's great news.

    Not only do we have a president that can lie with the best of them and has proved himself more than a world class liar, and a corrupt presidential administration that is second to none when it comes to bending the truth for fun and profit, we also have a brand new Secretary of State who is off to a great start when it comes to rewriting the book on applied creative language.

    We must be exceptionally blessed to deserve such luck.

  • del

    A lying secretary of defense.....why should anything be different under the lying impostor in the white house? Fits right in with all the rest of the corrupt incompetents circling our government. Time to bust them all our of our lives and our government and into holding cells!

  • Gary

    Of course he is a liar, he is a politician. But then I repeat myself.

  • Richard Gibbard

    Diplomacy is nothing but duplicity.

  • junktex

    He is an able replacement for the ignoble womanoid Hillary.

  • redbird

    what's news about john Kerry being a lying P.O.S. . he's been doing that since he claimed to throw his medals over the fence at the whitehouse .

  • Amfer Ferg

    John Kerry, a match made in h&ll with this administration - besides being extremely unattractive.

  • Paul Leslie

    Kerry acted treasonously during the Vietnam war, undercutting our military and giving aid and comfort to the enemy. Kerry is in the same class as Jane Fonda. Un-American, liberal, democrat trash. He hasn't changed.

  • http://cia.americanspecialops.com/air-branch/ NASA

    You'd think we would learn something from past behavior.

    "Hanoi John" lied and slandered the U.S. soldiers in Vietnam in his 1971 testimony before Congress. He alleged there were war crimes and atrocities that NEVER happened.

    He fits right in with the Obummer agenda and ideology.

    • jyrine

      Kerry, a known and tested liar. Perfect for the Obama administration.

  • GiveAwayJimmie

    kerry is not a friend to American citizens!!!!!!

    • Byron Johnston

      Please name one of the elected 535 +/- in Washing DC that are friends to American citizens.

  • jmark72

    ObaMao, his administration, and everyone he's appointed are ALL Pathological Liars. Lying and liberalism goes hand-in-hand. They all have to wipe their mouths with Charmin after they speak because that's all that comes out - Pure BS!

  • http://www.facebook.com/informing.christians Debra JM Smith

    He's just practicing his specialties, "Lying and Deception"

  • larryincamden

    Of course he is a liar, he is a Democratic.

    • Poodleguy

      Please larryincamden, the term is democrat........there is nothing democratic about these miscreants!!

      • KayDeeBeau

        I think you actually meant demonrat... :)

      • larryincamden

        No I meant Democratics.
        I have been harassed by so many morons that want to use the adjective democratic, as in Democratic Party instead of Democrat Party, that I decided that I should just call them the democratics.
        I know there is nothing democratic about these socialists.

  • john4637

    Kerry lied about taxes he paid on his yacht, he lied about his Vietnam experience and war crimes committed by our troops, that he alleges he personally witnessed. He is a disgrace to the American people and it in itself a disgrace to the office he is now in. Thanks again Obama another sterling appointment made by a dud!! I hope his lying azz drags you down real soon!!

  • Tom22ndState

    That's John F'n Kerry, reporting for duty...
    He served in Vietnam, just in case you weren't awre of it.

    • James Maxwell

      He was there long enough to put in for more than one purple heart, where he scratched
      himself shaving and thought it was an enemy mosquito attacked him. A travesty from
      the moment of conception to present.

      • Tom22ndState

        Shameful, at least he kept his lucky hat. Kerry's always reminded me of Lt. Neal Owyns (Patrick O'Neal) from the film "In Harms Way". Too bad there wasn't a Cmr Paul Eddington (Kirk Douglas) to slap some sense into him during his junior officer daze...

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W0Ulau7BD0

  • 7PastorCarmine7

    Kerry is Dung Like Fonda.

  • ste1021

    Let's not forget that Rand Paul voted to confirm this guy.

  • racefish

    Well, maybe he was referring to the US CO2 levels. But then, we can't control China or India, who really don't give a crap about what they're doing to the atmosphere. Maybe the environmentalists should stop putting the blame on the US and try lying down in front of a Chinese tank, huh?

  • James Maxwell

    How do you know when Kerry is lying, simple if you see him he is lying, if he opens his mouth
    he is lying, if he appears on TV, Radio or even an billboard ad he is lying. The truth is
    something he never learned from the time he was born till present he has lied to get where
    and what he wants.

  • Poodleguy

    Lemme see now; John F'ing Kerry is a democrat & he lies. What is strange or different here? Seems to be the norm to me. Examples: Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, Nasty Piglosi, Dick Turbin, Charlie Rangel & especially Eric Holder & the obamaliar, just to name a few KNOWN LIARS!!! The house of cards is beginning to crumble & soon Holder will be gone with BHO eventually.

    • Byron Johnston

      Blame the Democrats. That way you continue to fall into the trap of the oligarchy that pulls the strings on both political parties. The United States is controlled by a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons in a dominant class which is called an oligarchy. Divide and conquer is a tactic that has been used successfully by this power elite of the world for centuries. As long as you people focus on blaming and attacking "the enemy," i.e. the liberals or the conservatives ... the Muslims or the Jews ... the Protestants or the Catholics ... the Republicans or the Democrats, the Gays or the Straights you will never look to the real culprits. The power elite work to keep public and media attention focused on issues which divide us into two polarized camps, so that their greatest desires of power and
      control go unnoticed. The power brokers then control both sides of the divided public by assuring that corporate ownership of the media and key candidates from all political parties support their deeper power and polarization agendas. These agendas involve war profiteering, food and medicine control and the eventual control of a one world government where the elite are in control of the masses.

      • Poodleguy

        Lofty rhetoric but alas, your post reeks of the same old conspiracy concept of the NWO, Illuminate & CFR! My post was about the subject @ hand, John Kerry & his earned reputation as a liar & I gave a few examples of other democrats that have like reputations bolstered by factual occurrences of their lies. The major fact of what the American people have been going thru for the past 6 1/2 yrs is a direct result of lying liberal democrats. Why 6 1/2 yrs: the House & Senate were taken over by the democrats & the economy has been a mess ever since. The democrat party is the enemy not some John Bircher idea of conspiracies.

  • Art Hock

    What's new about that phony war hero? He fits in very well with the WH and all the liberal losers like the Clintons and Eric Holder.

  • Phillipe Violette

    I agree, the whole bunch in DC are liars and cheats.

    • Byron Johnston

      It should be obvious that we are involved in an epic struggle to break free of those who use their control of money to control our leaders and governments and then use them against us and other nations. Truth and wisdom are the only sure guarantors of freedom and justice. On the other hand, ignorance is the surest path to enslavement. Since humanity is enslaved to those with the most money, the only sure path to freedom is that which leads away from ignorance about money and those who secretly control it from the shadows.
      As the global financial system slowly implodes upon itself under obscene levels of debt, deception, and greed, it should now be obvious to all observers that global civilization is on the brink of a great calamity. Unless we can wisely and proactively cooperate to prevent the chaos and suffering that will inevitably ensue, we will find ourselves being foreclosed on by the same international bankers that are now imposing so-called "austerity measures" throughout Europe. It must be understood that the end result of "austerity measures" is for central banks (and their owners…) to reap huge profits and take possession of national resources, while entire populations are plunged into epic struggles and suffering.

  • Jerry

    Kerry's lies go way back to Vietman and beyond. Like when he lied to Congress and they ate it up. Like when he ran with Jane Fonda and her ragamuffins. Like when he helped mess up the treaty with North Vietman and on and on and on. So why is anyone supprised about a few more hot air talkes he gives?

  • organicroseski2

    What do you expect from a guy that put himself in for a Purple Heart after having a rice grain taken from his butt.

    • deltamary

      That is sooo Funnny!!!!

      • organicroseski2

        No, it happened. Since he was an officer, he was able to request a Purple Heart and was awarded for the grain of rice. Others receive a Purple Heart by being wounded or killed. He was a fake in Vietnam and after Vietnam.

  • ste1021

    Republicans voted to confirm this pompous idiot because he's one of their Senate "buddies". Good grief!

  • Harold

    Well after all he has had the years of practice since he returned from Viet Nam, His proficiency at lying and deception that is..

  • SOCIALISM-MUST-GO!

    nothing new here .

  • Backgammon

    I used to think Kerry was just stupid but he is now a confirmed LIAR. Perfect fit for Obama.

  • Mark Hatzi

    Kerry and truth are not good friends and never have been

  • catnip24

    kerry's even more ignorant than the african baboons in the jungle he was surrounded by.

  • deltamary

    This guy really looks like the guy on the Adams Family now- Was his name Lurch? HEE HAW

  • rockyvnvmc

    Did anyone really expect anything different ? From Him ?!?

  • KABAR2

    Why is it such a surprise that he lies? he's been doing it since Vietnam when he got the Purple Heart for a self inflicted grenade fragment...... There were Marines who fought hand to hand who had to use grenades so close that they caught bit of them themselves.... They didn't put in for Purple Hearts.....
    So now after years of lying he like his commander is proficient at it....

  • Shutter

    Seriously? Kerry had lying and deception nailed down during Viet Nam.

    • fwiw

      Absolutely. Do you know if he ever found the medals he "threw away?" Did he ever identify the unit of the soldier who cut off people's ears?
      In other news: water is wet.

  • mjnellett

    Apparently, the American people, except for Viet Nam veterans, have forgotten, or don't care, about the traitorous crap that came out of Kerry's mouth back in the 70's. His anti-American actions back then also should have disqualified him from even being elected a dog catcher, let alone Secretary of State. I'm just sick and tired of these lying progressives wherever they are found.