Sec. Kerry Says Greatest Foreign Policy Challenge is…Congress

Feb 20, 2013

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It isn’t Islamic radicals slowly taking over Middle Eastern countries.

It isn’t North Korea saber rattling and threatening South Korea.

It isn’t a nuclear Iran.


Important, dignified and especially “credible” diplomat. (Photo: cliff1066/Flickr)

Nope, according to our newly minted Secretary of State, the greatest foreign policy challenge is the United States Congress:

In prepared remarks for a speech at the University of Virginia, Kerry cites the adage that “we can’t be strong in the world unless we are strong at home.” He calls the budget impasse a threat.

The State Department has said automatic spending cuts would jeopardize $2.6 billion in aid, security assistance and other international programs.

Kerry says legislators need to avoid “senseless cuts.”

Otherwise, he says his credibility as a diplomat might be damaged.

Yeah, I laughed at that last line too.