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14. I think he was the best statesman that the war baby/baby boom generation produced
Wed Dec 28, 2016, 10:48 PM
Dec 2016

He has been an incredible Secretary of State - essential for both the Iran deal, which averted a war, and the Paris Climate Accord. Either of these major accomplishments would be the crown jewel of any Secretary of State's term. Yes, I know Trump could destroy them, but that does not diminish the accomplishment. If Trump ruins them, that is on his head. Yet, many pundits note he failed to get peace in the Middle East --something they do not hold against the many other people who tried - and he could not put the Syria egg back together - though he did get 600 tons of chemical weapons removed.

His accomplishments easily make him the best Secretary of State this century.

He has been a capable leader since he spoke to the Senate Foreign Relations committee in 1971. His eloquent speech is still one thingoften quoted when questioning if the cost of a war is worth it.

Sigh. LisaM Dec 2016 #1
+1,000,000 Auggie Dec 2016 #2
Yes, indeed!! Kerry truly is one of a kind. InAbLuEsTaTe Dec 2016 #3
Yes, he will be missed. CentralMass Dec 2016 #4
I think we have seen the end of the statesman. smirkymonkey Dec 2016 #5
In a way its like the decline of the serious news anchor. milestogo Dec 2016 #9
How low we have sunk. smirkymonkey Dec 2016 #10
This is what I think, too. -nt CrispyQ Dec 2016 #20
He would have done a commendable job as President... ailsagirl Dec 2016 #6
Gore, Kerry, Clinton - milestogo Dec 2016 #7
Honestly, I was hopeful it would never again happen ailsagirl Dec 2016 #8
that was a killer NewJeffCT Dec 2016 #13
Agreed he is all class and many of the other senators and congressman including republicans know lancelyons Dec 2016 #11
The incoming administration bucolic_frolic Dec 2016 #12
I think he was the best statesman that the war baby/baby boom generation produced karynnj Dec 2016 #14
Well said. milestogo Dec 2016 #15
Yes mcar Dec 2016 #16
very impressive mehrrh Dec 2016 #17
And one doesn't acquire all that knowledge without caring deeply about it. milestogo Dec 2016 #18
yes indeed. n/t MBS Dec 2016 #21
John Kerry bdamomma Dec 2016 #19
The Real Thing, for sure. MBS Dec 2016 #22
He has been an outstanding SoS MBS Dec 2016 #23
I hope so. milestogo Dec 2016 #24
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