t’s hard to imagine what could strike more fear into the hearts of Islamic terrorists than a love ballad.
At least that’s what the Obama administration must have been thinking when they sent Secretary of State John Kerry to France with singer James Taylor Friday.
Kerry met with French President Francois Hollande to express solidarity with France in the wake of the horrific Islamic terror attacks in recent weeks and to try to make amends for America’s glaring and embarrassing absence from the Paris unity march.
And in the moment that surely sent terrorist groups running for cover and cowering in fear, Secretary Kerry brought out famed crooner James Taylor to sing his hit “You’ve Got A Friend.”
Prior to the trip Kerry described the meeting as a big hug.
“My visit to France is basically to share a big hug for Paris and express the affection of the American people for France and for our friends there who have been through a terrible time,” he said.
Kerry also said he had no intention of apologizing for the lack of a prolific American presence at the Paris unity march.
The French foreign minister however, said that Kerry did apologize for the perceived snub while the Secretary of State continued to try to explain it away to reporters.
“Our Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland was there and marched, our ambassador was there and marched,” Kerry said. “Many people from the embassy were there and marched.”
President Hollande and Kerry also expressed unity in the face of the global threat of radical Islamic terror — even though the administration can’t bring themselves to say that.
“You’ve been victims yourself of an exceptional terrorist attack on September 11. You know what it means for a country,” Hollande said. “We must find together appropriate responses.”
Perhaps starting with something stronger than a love song would be more effective.
Not surprisingly the Twitterverse had a field day with this.
I prefer our representatives act like adults…not effeminate clowns singing songs to foreign leaders. #JohnKerry #JamesTaylor
— RockPrincess (@Rockprincess818) January 16, 2015
“Dear Terrorists: please accept this lovely wind chime fashioned from our testicles.” -Western Civilization http://t.co/nqkNH19rq9
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) January 16, 2015
France sends an aircraft carrier to Middle East .. Obama sends Kerry to France with a #JamesTaylor song.
— kerry (@Kerryepp) January 16, 2015
This administration has turned into the Homer in Space episode of the Simpsons. #JamesTaylor
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 16, 2015
Is This Joke @StateDept Has Taylor Sing U’ve Got a Friend 2 #FRANCE http://t.co/blnxW0MTTW @nytimes @nypost @NYDailyNews @latimes @CNN @WSJ
— Joe Turner (@JoeTurner212) January 16, 2015
John Kerry just swift boated American diplomacy MT @politico: James Taylor to Paris: ‘You’ve got a friend’ pic.twitter.com/X81wtrg97Z
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) January 16, 2015
“When the road looks rough ahead” or even if the the road is littered w/heads Obama is your friend #JamesTaylor #JeSuisCarleySimon
— JadedByPolitics (@JadedByPolitics) January 16, 2015
I’m coming for you Al Queda, with James Taylor and my biker gang hombres #OnePercenter http://t.co/PhcS1J5AuF pic.twitter.com/beMsCo7cud
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) January 16, 2015
Only a wealthy, academic liberal would view having James Taylor sing a song as an appropriate response to terrorism against an ally.
— SunnyRight (@sunnyright) January 16, 2015
US sends geriatric hippie, James Taylor to Paris to patch things up with France http://t.co/Xb8QzuJzaT pic.twitter.com/QtEhrwJors
— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) January 16, 2015
Not to mention that awkward monument where Kerry looked like he was going to kiss the French President.
Someone told John Kerry to meet the French president with a French kiss. pic.twitter.com/UugDFIzCBS
— Ben (@BigBigBen) January 16, 2015
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