Kerry's diplomacy for an imaginary world

As the world moves toward crisis in the Middle East, Secretary of State John Kerry has got his own priorities inverted. Jeryl Bier reports in the Weekly Standard:

With much of the Obama administration's foreign policy in tatters, John Kerry is clear on at least one goal he hopes to achieve by the end of his time as secretary of state: having lesbian, bisexual, and transgender ambassadors representing the United States.  In remarks to a GLIFAA (formerly Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies) Pride event in the Ben Franklin Room at the State Department, the secretary ran through a litany of accomplishments by the Obama administration that benefit the "LGBT/gay community." During his speech, Kerry said that, if confirmed, Ted Osius (nominated by President Obama for the post in Vietnam) would be the sixth openly gay U.S. ambassador currently in service:

So I am very proud of the progress that we are now making even in appointing LGBT ambassadors. I worked with the committee here at the State Department – with the D Committee, and I worked with the White House. And as a result, Ted Osius, sitting here, whom I’ve known a long time, and his family I know, will be the first openly LGBT officer nominated to serve as an ambassador in Asia. And on confirmation, he’s going to join five openly gay ambassadors who are now serving their country. I’m working hard to ensure that by the end of my tenure, we will have lesbian, bisexual, and transgender ambassadors in our ranks as well.

As he began his talk, Kerry recognized GLIFAA event moderator, Robyn McCutcheon, as the "first transgender Foreign Service officer to come out on the job"

This will not enable the Ubited States to conduct effective diplomacy in Baghdad, where Sec. Kerry currently is, handling delicate affairs of state.

People who imagine they are actually the sex opposite that which their chromosomes determine are living in an imaginary world. And the cultural elite of the United States has determined to humor them. It is an imaginary world they inhabit.

Unfortunately, the rest of us live in the real world. And having the United States represented by people in the imaginary world won't work very well. Kerry, with his wife's fortune to protect him, is not likely to suffer. But the rest of us will face the consequences.

As the world moves toward crisis in the Middle East, Secretary of State John Kerry has got his own priorities inverted. Jeryl Bier reports in the Weekly Standard:

With much of the Obama administration's foreign policy in tatters, John Kerry is clear on at least one goal he hopes to achieve by the end of his time as secretary of state: having lesbian, bisexual, and transgender ambassadors representing the United States.  In remarks to a GLIFAA (formerly Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies) Pride event in the Ben Franklin Room at the State Department, the secretary ran through a litany of accomplishments by the Obama administration that benefit the "LGBT/gay community." During his speech, Kerry said that, if confirmed, Ted Osius (nominated by President Obama for the post in Vietnam) would be the sixth openly gay U.S. ambassador currently in service:

So I am very proud of the progress that we are now making even in appointing LGBT ambassadors. I worked with the committee here at the State Department – with the D Committee, and I worked with the White House. And as a result, Ted Osius, sitting here, whom I’ve known a long time, and his family I know, will be the first openly LGBT officer nominated to serve as an ambassador in Asia. And on confirmation, he’s going to join five openly gay ambassadors who are now serving their country. I’m working hard to ensure that by the end of my tenure, we will have lesbian, bisexual, and transgender ambassadors in our ranks as well.

As he began his talk, Kerry recognized GLIFAA event moderator, Robyn McCutcheon, as the "first transgender Foreign Service officer to come out on the job"

This will not enable the Ubited States to conduct effective diplomacy in Baghdad, where Sec. Kerry currently is, handling delicate affairs of state.

People who imagine they are actually the sex opposite that which their chromosomes determine are living in an imaginary world. And the cultural elite of the United States has determined to humor them. It is an imaginary world they inhabit.

Unfortunately, the rest of us live in the real world. And having the United States represented by people in the imaginary world won't work very well. Kerry, with his wife's fortune to protect him, is not likely to suffer. But the rest of us will face the consequences.

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