When John Kerry speaks and issues a remark like the one in the title above, he is clearly such an intellectual light weight, that one would wonder, was he talking about the other failed Paris Peace Accord in which The United States agreed to leave Vietnam with no peace and no honor?
The Paris Peace Accords of 1973 intended to establish peace in Vietnam and an end to the Vietnam War.
It ended direct U.S. military combat and temporarily stopped the fighting between North and South Vietnam.
The governments of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, the Republic of Vietnam, and the United States, as well as the Provisional Revolutionary Government that represented indigenous South Vietnamese revolutionaries, signed the Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam on January 27, 1973.
The agreement was not ratified by the United States Senate.
The negotiations that led to the accord began in 1968 after various lengthy delays. As a result of the accord, the International Control Commission was replaced by International Commission of Control and Supervision to fulfill the agreement.
The main negotiators of the agreement were United States National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger and Vietnamese politburo member Lê Đức Thọ; the two men were awarded the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts, although Lê Đức Thọ refused to accept it.
Only Hillary Clinton kept him from being the worst Secretary of State in modern history.
Yep, Kerry’s comments below will likely work, HA!
June 2, 2017
“So that is a serious form of enforcement, if you will, compliance.
But there is no penalty for it, obviously, but if there had been a penalty, we wouldn’t have been able to get an agreement.”
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On December 14, 2015, I posted this and see if you can follow his logic.
Here Kerry opines on two insights on the Global Warming “agreement.”Kerry: Public Shaming is ‘Most Powerful Weapon in Many Ways’ to Enforce World Climate Agreement.
The other astute observation?
While discussing the global climate change agreement made in Paris over the weekend, Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged on Fox News Sunday that there wouldn’t been an agreement at all if there were binding penalties for countries not meeting emissions standards.
President Obama, Kerry said, was determined to “get an agreement that would move the world in the right direction.”
As such, Kerry said that the “best thing we can do” to get countries to reduce their carbon emissions was a “mandatory reporting requirement.”
In a bit of circular logic, Kerry said that countries would have to retool their reduction levels every five years to meet their commitments, but he couldn’t say there was anything beyond their own word to force them to so.
“The best thing we can do in an effort to try to change people’s thinking is to do this mandatory reporting requirement,” Kerry said.
“The mandatory reporting requirement has to be updated every five years.
Every five years, it is mandatory that countries retool their reduction levels in order to meet the demands of meeting the curve of reduction to which they have committed.
So that is a serious form of enforcement, if you will, compliance. But there is no penalty for it, obviously, but if there had been a penalty, we wouldn’t have been able to get an agreement.”