Iran as our pal in peacemaking? What is Kerry thinking...

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.  (AP)

Having mocked John Kerry for ignoring the world’s hot spots, I am reconsidering. I hadn’t counted on him wading back into the Syria debacle with the dumbest possible idea. We were better off when he focused on less important problems.

The secretary of state says Iran might be able to help settle the civil war in Syria. Yes, that Iran, the worldwide sponsor of terrorism, a budding nuclear threat and Bashar al-Assad’s chief sponsor.

Incredibly, Kerry is open to having Iran pitch in “from the sidelines” at talks scheduled for Geneva this month. He’s got a strange idea of peacemaking.


Naturally, The New York Times echoed the administration, running a front-page story Tuesday about how many overlapping interests Iran and America have.

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Technically, there is some truth to the claim. For example, we both want peace in the Mideast, though there are differences. Iran wants a peace achieved through the elimination of Israel and our other allies.

If you leave out those pesky details, presto, we’re on the same page.

At times like this, I imagine Vladimir Putin shaking his head and saying to himself, “Has America lost its mind?”

In a word, yes.

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Michael Goodwin is a Fox News contributor and New York Post columnist.