John Kerry is lucky that the Logan Act never gets enforced.
In case you are unaware of what that now obscure statute says, here is the actual text:
“Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply himself, or his agent, to any foreign government, or the agents thereof, for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.”
Essentially, the Logan act was meant to keep private individuals from conducting their own foreign policy missions without the authority of the United States Government.
Which is exactly what Kerry is doing right now.
According to multiple reports, the former senator from Massachusetts and Secretary of State has been meeting with Iranian officials in an attempt to save the Iran deal.
It is easy to understand why, since without the Iran deal, Kerry’s chief diplomatic accomplishment would be……helping to make things worse in Syria, staying silent in the face of monstrous activity against Yemen, and doing everything possible to strain our relationship with Israel.
And from a broader perspective, it would leave the Obama administration with nothing to brag about internationally except — in addition to what I just listed above — expanded wars and a disastrous overthrow of a dictator in Libya that made the country a complete mess.
But again, Kerry is lucky the Logan Act is treated as if it does not exist, because he is clearly violating it.
And quite frankly, he is doing so in a manner that is so brazen that he really ought to be a shamed of himself.
John Kerry’s only supposed accomplishment was assisting in facilitating a deal that we now know was built on lies, and somehow he thinks he has the right to go around playing God with America’s foreign policy?
Exactly who the hell does he think he is?
I’m not sure what Kerry thinks the answer to that question is, but I can certainly tell you the objective reality: He’s a failed Secretary of State, failed senator, and thank God, a failed presidential candidate.
Maybe instead of violating the Logan Act, he should just think about the fact that he never actually became president and be happy about it, because if he had won, no doubt his legacy would be — somehow — even worse than it is now.
I am not sure about how that thought makes him feel, but I can tell you for an absolute fact that it most certainly puts a smile on my face.