In the world of ridiculously stupid statements the Obama administration representatives have said… Many. However, this weekend they happened to double-up on the Stupid. Recently Secretary of State John Kerry made the audacious (and completely inane) claim that the world is safer today than ever before. The comments immediately created blowback and the administration was then forced to defend them… which they didn’t do a great job doing. Josh Earnest tried to defend Kerry’s statement by saying that “the evidence” supported his comments… only that’s not exactly true.
First, here’s Earnest’s comments…
Ed Henry: … how could Secretary Kerry make the claim to the American people and to the world that we are safer than we were before?
Josh Earnest: Well, I think he could do so with the evidence on his side…
Sadly for both Josh Earnest and John Kerry the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper just told everyone that the opposite was true.
When the final counting is done, 2014 will have been the most lethal year for global terrorism in the 45 years such a data has been compiled. About half of all attacks as well fatalities in 2014 occurred in just three countries: Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Apparently, no one in the White House thought to ask Clapper before making their ridiculous statement.