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Hillary Clinton was no George Marshall in the job, but next to this boob, she looks like the reincarnation of Thomas Jefferson:

John Kerry invents country of Kyrzakhstan

In an embarrassing slip of the tongue, Mr Kerry last week praised US diplomats working to secure “democratic institutions” in the Central Asian country, which does not exist.

The newly minted diplomat was referring to Kyrgyzstan, a poor, landlocked nation of 5.5 million, which he appeared to confuse with its resource-rich neighbour to the north, Kazakhstan.

The State Department kindly omitted the error in the official transcript of Wednesday’s speech, which Mr Kerry delivered on the eve of his first foreign trip as secretary of state.

Mr Kerry’s flub was all the more awkward, because Kyrgyzstan is a key ally in the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan and a major recipient of US aid, which totalled $41 million (£27 million) in 2011.

As a local radio wag wondered, can Kerry see Kyrzakhstan from his house (which is on a hill after all)?

John Kerry isn’t a dope because he confused two (or more) inconsequential eastern European states. He’s just a dope. This sort of thing is just further proof. He and Biden will make a great comedy team. Add Hagel and we can call them the Three Stooges.


  1. Buck O'Fama said,

    February 25, 2013 @ 3:38 pm

    But the important thing is did Kerry congratulate Kyrzakhstan for its brave stance on Climate Change?

  2. Bloodthirsty Liberal said,

    February 25, 2013 @ 5:01 pm

    Hahahaha!!! Excellent, Buck!

    – Aggie

  3. Bloodthirsty Liberal said,

    February 25, 2013 @ 7:05 pm

    In his heart of hearts he calls them Uzblechistan.

    – Aggie

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