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Kerry’s First Gaffe: ‘Kyrzakhstan’

On the eve of his first trip abroad, John Kerry invented the Central Asian country of “Kyrzakhstan.” He was attempting to praise U.S. diplomats’ work in emerging democracies in the region, and said “they support democratic institutions in Kyrzakhstan and Georgia.” Unfortunately, the secretary of state seems to have conflated Kyrgyzstan, one of the U.S.’s allies in the War on Terror, with Kazakhstan, its northern neighbor.


3 Responses

  1. A. Why is no source given for this article?

    B. No. 2: Did you serve in the US Armed Services? In combat? Or are you a chicken hawk like George W. Bush and several members of his administration?

    C. Which is worse: (i) Mispronouncing an ally’s name, or (ii) going to war over non-existent weapons of mass destruction?

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