Don’t knock Kennedy for speaking the truth

Looks like it’s time to recall Caroline Kennedy from her post as ambassador to Japan. She has committed the unpardonable sin of telling the truth, made more striking by the fact that, with the exception of former president Jimmy Carter, she is the only person in my lifetime connected in any way with the U.S. government to have done so.

Carter has incurred the wrath of the right wing in both the United States and Israel by his effrontery in speaking the truth regarding the Palestinian policies of the Israeli government for the last several decades.

Kennedy’s temerity in commenting on both the revered Japanese tradition of dolphin hunting and on the prime minister’s visit to a shrine to Japanese World War II war criminals should make it clear to all that she has no business being involved in either politics or in what passes these days for diplomacy.

John W. Nelson