Trigger-happy warmonger John Kerry really ought to step back and think twice before he speaks. Then he wouldn't come off looking like such a cowboy.
U.S. Senator John Kerry has proposed that America not only set up a no-fly zone over Libya but bomb its airports and runways to temporarily disable Moammar Gaddafi's air power.Kerry hasn't had any idea what he's talking about for around four decades now. Which is why nobody listens to him.
The high-profile Democrat Senator added that the U.S. and its allies should be committed to disarming Gaddafi if he threatened mass killings with fighters and helicopters.
His comments are in direct opposition to statements from White House chief of staff Bill Daley and Secretary of Defence Robert Gates, who are both cautioning against fighting talk and committing U.S. military involvement in the area.
Mr Gates said a no-fly zone would effectively be an act of war, as Libyan air defences would have to be taken out to protect U.S. pilots.
And Mr Daley said people who talked of a no-fly zone had 'no idea what they're talking about'.
But Mr Kerry said he believed a no-fly zone was not considered military intervention, and said there were other options to destroying Libya's air defence system.
Speaking on CBS's Face The Nation today, he said: 'That's actually not the only option. One could crater the airports and the runways and leave them incapable of using them for a period of time.'
Mr Kerry is among a growing number of lawmakers continuing a drumbeat for military action in in the strife-torn African nation. As the debate rages in America of what to do to stop the killing in Libya, the country itself is descending into a bloody civil war.
Mr Daley attacked growing calls for a no-fly zone, saying: 'Lots of people throw around phrases of 'no-fly zone' and they talk about it as though it's just a game, a video game or something.
'Some people who throw that line out have no idea what they're talking about.'