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John Kerry diplomacy is ‘You’ve got a friend’? How about ‘Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue’?

By Lynn R. Mitchell

John Kerry took American singer-songwriter James Taylor with him to Paris to sing, “You’ve got a Friend.” After a terrorism attack. That killed 12 people. That has sparked marches with hundreds of thousands of people. That brought 10 world leaders to Paris. That has polarized Europe.

I had to let it sink in Friday when I heard it. I really like James Taylor. But “You’ve Got a Friend”? Really, Mr. Kerry?

When terrorism hit our shores on 9/11, one of the anthems at the time was sung by country music singer-songwriter Toby Keith. Called “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue,” the chorus went like this:

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