Kerry’s foreign endorsers

by on April 21st, 2004

On Sunday, John Forbes Kerry defended his statement that he has been secretly endorsed by foreign leaders, despite the fact that he has not gone abroad in two years. Kerry defended himself, clarifying “you can go to New York City and you can be in a restaurant and you can meet a foreign leader.” This odd statement invites investigation into the identity of those individuals endorsing this international man of mystery, John Kerry. Let’s take a look at some of the suspects:

First we have North Korean dictator and movie-buff Kim Jong-Il, whose mouthpiece news agency reported a Kerry speech in glowing terms last month, prompting the Financial Times to write “Pyongyang’s friendly attitude towards Mr. Kerry contrasts with its strong anti-Bush rhetoric.” If Kerry is elected, he can count on his friend Dear Leader Kim for tips on starving millions of citizens into submission or selling missile components on the international arms market. Maybe Kerry’s plan for shrinking the deficit includes taking a cue from North Korean economics and selling our nuclear weapons to the highest bidder.

Former prime minister of Malaysia and avowed anti-Semite Mahathir Mohamad endorsed Kerry in March, just a few months after he urged Muslims worldwide to achieve “final victory” over the Jews that “rule the world by proxy.” He told the Associated Press “Kerry would be much more willing to listen to the voices of the people and of the rest of the world,” – presumably, those same voices calling for the extermination of Jews and the annihilation of Israel.

In February, a Kerry campaign email picked up by the Iranian news agency made the front page and was even published in full in the vehemently anti-American Tehran Times. The paper hailed Kerry’s proposal to “overcome tensions with [other nations]” as a pledge of support for the Iranian theocracy, adding another foreign endorser to Kerry’s growing list.

Kerry’s foreign support is in fact nothing new. During the Vietnam War, Kerry’s claims of US atrocities were favorites of the guards at the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” prison camp. One vet and former POW recalls hearing about Kerry’s speeches for the first time while in prison, where the guards recounted anti-war speeches like Kerry’s as “an example of why we should cross over to [their] side.” The veteran apparently did not appreciate his guards’ endorsement: he calls Kerry “a traitor to the men he served with.”

Kerry’s latest foreign endorsement hails from Fallujah, Iraq, where four American civilians were recently murdered, mutilated, burned and hung from a bridge for the crime of attempting to help rebuild Iraq. A representative of the terrorist Army of Mohamad told UPI “God willing Bush will fall down by the hands of Fallujah… If John Kerry wins the election… then we will not fight. But Bush we will always fight.”

It seems Kerry does indeed have the support of foreign leaders, including not only representatives from all three nations of “Axis of Evil,” but avowed anti-Semites and Communist prison guards as well. With all these ringing endorsements, Kerry should rest assured that even after he loses in November, he’ll at least still have his friends overseas.

Hunter Williams