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Stumbling and Bumbling at the State Department

If this is the kind of thing we can expect from John Kerry as secretary of state, then I guess it is a good thing that he never became president: . . . whatever challenges might exist when handling difficult foreign policy issues, one should be able to expect a secretary of state not to mangle basic facts about key countries and regions. Alas, that expectation is apparently erroneous when it comes to John Kerry. During a press conference in Washington prior to his departure for East Asia, he emphasized Washington’s support for Japan’s position regarding the bitter dispute with China over…