Former anti-war protester John Kerry to be Secretary of Defense?

For the last week, water cooler conversation in Washington has circulated around whether Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be replaced by Sen. John Kerry or UN Ambassador Susan Rice. At least according to the Washington Post, it now looks as if Rice is the favorite. However, the big bombshell is that Kerry may be made Secretary of Defense as a consolation prize.

So, if you were frightened by the idea of John Kerry becoming the nation’s top diplomat, think of how much fun he could have running the military!

More than a few people are troubled by the idea of putting our men under the command of a man who spent the most of the 1970s as a radical anti-war protester.

Yeah, people are going to love serving under this guy. We’re sure the generals will fall right in line behind a guy who threw his medals away in protest.

  • ember

    You have got to be kidding me?

    • Brett McMicken

      is it any more ridiculous than hillary in her position?

      • Michelle

        Yes, it is. This man is a disgrace to the military.

        • Maria Seeger

          Too bad SwiftBoat Veterans for Truth has disbanded. They did a yeoman job of keeping Kerry out of the White House only to be demonized by the Democrats. It wasn’t that they were FOR Bush. They were just against Kerry. I used to hang out on their website and came to respect them greatly, even though all I ever did was lurk.

          • Michelle

            I was the same as them, not necessarily FOR Bush, but 100% for keeping Kerry out of the White House and I voted accordingly. I lived in Boston at the time of that election and LOVED it when Kerry lost. Literally every corner downtown (Boston is a walking city) was a college kid with a clipboard trying to get votes for Kerry. You couldn’t walk one block without being asked, “Would like to help us get Bush out of the White House and put John Kerry in?” I would always reply with a mighty loud, “Oh hell no!!”

    • Robert Hoover

      I think this is what they would call ‘the enemy within’. Question. Would he give out medals, then take them back and throw them over the fence or would he just not give them out?

  • Brett McMicken

    lol! a foreign nation calls up and kerry says “you raaang?”

    • Peyton

      Don’t insult Lurch, he has more dignity than Kerry does.

  • Steve_J

    How long will it take him to manufacture 3 Purple Hearts and run home?

    • Michelle

      Exactly. Took three purple hearts for boo-boos, none of which took him out of combat or even hospitalized for more than a day, only long enough to put a Band-Aid on his boo-boos and then he took advantage of the three purple hearts rule and chose to high tail it home, only to speak out against those he left behind. Screw him.

      • Maria

        He’s a complete coward.

        • Michelle

          Yes, he is. He CHOSE to go home, as was allowed after someone received 3 purple hearts in combat. If you got hurt, even in the slightest way that required only medical to wipe the wound clean and put a band aid on it, ya got a purple heart. And that’s how he got his – extremely minor wounds, the first of which he waited until the next day to get treatment, had a small piece of shrapnel removed, bandaged and back in the fight. After three of those, he ASKED to apply the 3 purple heart rule and ASKED to go home. And then sat in front of Congress trash talking the very men he left behind. As i said, Screw Him.

          • Maria

            My Husband was hit in the face by shrapnel by an incoming mortar which cut his mouth up pretty bad and bone shattered and he lost all of his upper teeth, the rest were cracked and falling out in pieces. He got patched up and went back into the fray until the end of his 13 month deployment even when given the opportunity to go home. Kerry is a complete disgrace to men like my Husband, a complete disgrace. Other men with injuries worse than my Husband’s stayed until the end of their deployments in various wars we’ve had (my Husband was in Afghanistan) even when faced with the opportunity to go home. AGREED! Screw him! Talking trash about his comrades and our past, present (at the time), and future Troops!

  • mwill

    you can kiss any moral the military has left good bye.

    • SineWaveII

      you mean “morale”

      • yahneverknow

        I’d say both work.

  • john1v6

    Of course the generals will fall right in line behind him. With knives out, ready to return the favor from the 1970s

  • golfmax13

    Only one person on earth would be worse than Kerry and that’s Obama himself.

    • my preciousss!!

      a chicken for a president, a coward for a secretary of defense.
      next we’ll have an outright mullah for secretary of state. and all liberals yell?…

      barack ahhkbar!!! (heh!)

      • golfmax13

        That’s sad, hilarious and true.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    Wouldn’t surprise me a bit if Jane Fonda becomes Secretary of State.

    • SpinMeNot

      Really, did you have to go there … omg, brilliant.

      *Hat tip*

  • Sketti

    Well it could have been worst, I heard Jane Fonda turned down the position!

    • SpinMeNot

      Hush, Jane has never turned down a position in her life, other than acting like a lady …

      • GaryTheBrave

        Especially a horiz…Oh, never mind.

  • Just Another Guy

    Oh geeze…we’re so screwed…..

  • Josephine (D)

    *inserts “are you effing kidding me” face*

  • Maxwell

    You know… I was disappointed with the turnout of the election, but never really pissed… until now. This spends the bunk of his political insulting the military, spent the 70s as an anti-war protestor, and basically called everyone in the military stupid… and now he’s in charge of it!? That’s like putting a vegan in charge of a steakhouse.

  • Dan Thorpe

    This was good for a laugh. You have a guy with a proven history of anti-war propaganda being considered for Defense Secretary

  • Slam1263

    Oh man, this is so rich.
    Heinz catsup rich.

  • RalphTheCat

    Wow, another idiot rises to his level of incompetency.

  • my preciousss!!

    this whole thing is such a joke!

  • Mark James

    Maybe he’ll finally have to show his military records. He’s hiding a discharge under less than honorable conditions.

    • Ben Dover

      He IS a discharge…

  • Brent Guthrie

    I wouldn’t be suprised to see the entire officer cadre resign.

  • HappyHarriett

    This would make sense, given Bathhouse Obama’s (borrowed that name from one of Greta Wire’s posters) desire of destroying the country by overspending (go food stamps, welfare, free stuff), dismantling the military, and embracing Sharia Law and the Muslim Brotherhood. Why not come out from the shadows and do exactly what he’s been wanting to do? This is just one more step.

    People of Colorado who voted for Obama: two days after the election he confiscated well over 1 million acres of your land. You were had. Hope you enjoy your misery except that the rest of us have to be miserable, too, because of your lack of wisdom.

  • Mike Horve

    and the hits keep coming. What a mess.

  • Peyton

    It’s one thing to put a pro-peace person, it’s another entirely to put a scumbag like carry in the DoD

  • michels ranch

    Canada here we come….time to leave the ‘hood to the zombies

    • Maria

      Canada’s no better.

      • michels ranch

        at least they abandoned socialized medicine because it harmed more AND cost more

        • Maria

          Good point.

  • Jack Deth

    Not too surprising. Democrats, since Clinton was in office. Have considered the Military to be nothing more than social workers, hired help and waiters in spiffy uniforms.

    So glad I retired from the Air Force three years ago!

  • afvet4america

    And what now is Jane Fonda joining in the Admin too. What an insult to us all. Why not just spit us Vietnam Vets Again. Kerry disrespected us with his protests while we were still serving.

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  • Jerry J Brown

    it’ll leave an open senate seat in Mass.

  • orringtonmom (D)

    ok, i get it… we’re being punk’d. that’s gotta be it, right?

  • Lawn Greene

    How sad to see all the pro-war prattle on here.

    • TomJB

      Please. What “pro-war prattle” do you see here?

  • JustLikeAnimals

    This government is turning into a cartoon show.

    • Michelle

      Is turning? Has turned. Years ago.

  • Steve Bacher

    Just when you think it can’t get crazier, it does, and no end to it.

  • plus_tips

    John Kerry’s would be appointment as Sec. of Defense is by design a Troop Morale destroyer, that’s all.

  • TocksNedlog

    Spineless bimbos of a feather, flock together.

  • Guest

    He’s about as sharp as a bowling ball.

  • TocksNedlog

    Remember, this is the same president that retains James “the MUSLIM Brotherhood is largely secular” Clapper as his Director of National Intelligence, and has Joe “what planet am I on?” Biden as his VP. To have Susan “it was the video!” Rice and John “swift boat” Kerry join his magic pixie fairy dust cabinet would be par for the course. They can all sit around together dealing with the problems we face in the most anti-pragmatic fashion possible, and play CYA and shift the blame when the inevitable fit hits the shan.

    • ember

      I can see them all in the ‘Situation’ room smoking dope and laughing their butts off.

  • Back 4 More

    Kerry won’t be appointed to Secretary of Defense, not under Obama, I promise. Some of you know why, and it has nothing to do with his cowardly testimony to congress.

    • brewerandpatriot

      Is it because he refuses to swallow?

    • TomJB

      Please enlighten us.

  • Maria

    How ironic, Kerry as Defense Secretary. That’s like oil and water. They don’t mix.

  • Jesse Perlstein-Mizrachi

    We’re boned.

  • Paul C.

    Whats he going to defend KETCHUP.

  • WingedBishop

    Sandra Fluke for Secretary of the Interior?

    • walterc

      Sandra Fluke head of HHS. Some anti oil liberal for Sec of Interior, like maybe Salazar. . .oh wait. . . Nest thing you know, he;ll be putting Juan McCain in charge of the border patrol and Lindsay Grahmnesty in charge of I.C.E.

  • tsluf273

    Kerry as Sec. of Def.? What could possibly go wrong?

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Obama’s grand plan for the military: Expose the shortcomings of its leadership, vilify it in the eyes of the public, install an anti-war liberal to run it, cut it’s budget below operational levels, and complete the castration of America.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Twitchy staff: “Yeah, people are going to love serving under this guy. We’re sure the generals will fall right in line behind a guy who threw his medals away in protest.”

    Wrong. There will first be a rendering of all top military leadership who would otherwise protest or disagree with this administration’s plan of systematically dismantling the US military. People not wanting to serve fits right into that scenario.

    This country is getting weaker by the minute……

  • TomJB

    Jo @JoleneAL is right. It is an insult to all who serve. I do, and I’m leaving it at that (I can view my personal opinion, but not as any sort of representative of my branch of service).

  • Joe W.
  • Penmar

    I just heard Susan Rice could be the next Secretary of State, payback for lying for the Admin?

  • EastValleyConservative

    Nothing could go wrong with THAT choice, huh?

  • Bowdoin81

    Volunteers dry up, and presto! defense spending falls.

  • Bowdoin81

    Volunteers dry up, and presto! defense spending falls.

  • CombatDiver

    This just in…….. Sen. Kerry was just awarded his 4th Purple Heart. His latest, for frost bite received while sleeping next to his wife, Teresa Heinz-Kerry.