The Academy Awards were Sunday night and the award for best actor really should have gone to John Kerry for managing to deliver this line about the Russian invasion of Crimea without busting a gut laughing.
“You just don’t invade another country on phony pretext in order to assert your interests. This is an act of aggression that is completely trumped up in terms of its pretext. It’s really 19th century behavior in the 21st century.”
Gulf of Tonkin, anyone? Iraqi WMDs? For crying out loud, the United States are the Jedi masters of starting wars on false pretexts. In related news, the pot and the kettle were killed in a bar fight outside Kiev.