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February 10, 2016

John Kerry Getting Shelled on Twitter About Syria

This whole Syria thing has spawned an army of armchair foreign policy experts who are not afraid to savage sitting leaders in pursuit of their own rhetorical amusement.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., got caught in their crosshairs earlier this week.

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Secretary of State John Kerry is getting a taste of their wrath right now.

Online critics have launched a #JohnKerryWarMovies thread in which they float titles for fictional flicks lampooning the former lawmaker’s ongoing efforts to line up enough congressional votes to support President Barack Obama’s planned attack against Bashar al-Assad.

The combative creations include:

An homage to Francis Ford Coppola’s seminal contribution to the horrors of war genre


Those who would demean the man’s marriage


Devotees of antisocial cartoons


Fairytale enthusiasts


Acolytes of Quentin Tarantino


Johnny Knoxville fans


There’s even a nod to the poor man’s “Top Gun”

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  • JLawson

    Well, with no goals, no plans, no explanations and the French as our only kind of ally except they’re not really – they just want us to do the heavy lifting while they tell us we’re doing the right thing – what could POSSIBLY go wrong?

  • James_Otis_Jr

    A Few Good Marxists…

    The Bridge on the River Potomac…

    Saving Lieutenant Kerry…

    Top Five Iron…

    Full Brooks Brothers Jacket…

    Das Yacht…

    Theresa! Theresa! Theresa

    Star Wars: Revenge of the Stiff…

    • zmortis

      You forgot:
      Addams Family Values

      (Just for the Lurch reference)

  • lgeubank

    The nerve of that “army of armchair foreign policy experts who are not afraid to savage sitting leaders”! Damn those peons, those members of the great unwashed, those dirty common citizens who dare to disparage our fearless noble leaders — our great, esteemed leaders, benefactors of all mankind, without whom we all would perish!

    We will certainly sic the NSA and the IRS on those miscreants for their lèse-majesté.

    Then we’ll go back to planning to wreak havoc on the Middle East.

    • Steevo

      That’s how I feel. I kind of wonder if Warren Rojas get it.

      • johnv2

        Read the article. I think the answer is obvious.

        • Steevo

          If it’s not obvious to you I read the article you don’t say much. My posts and a lot of bloggers I’ve read don’t reflect armchair experts in pursuit of our own rhetorical amusement.

  • RockThisTown

    Barry, Joe & Kerrly.

  • Phil Snyder

    The Longest Face

  • Michael Bergsma

    Full Metal Racket

  • johnv2

    The Hurt Locker. (heh)

  • Charles Curran

    I’m a Navy Destroyer Vet, 60-64. I’m ashamed of McCain. Bottom 10% of his class, left faith full wife for rich blonde, ignores military and border, lies when it benefits his career, etc….

  • dralfredbellows

    Throw Your Medals and Jack It.

  • dralfredbellows

    The Thin Red Line

    A Red Line Runs Through It

    Walk the (Red) Line

    Cloudy Foreign Policy With a Chance of Cruise Missiles

  • swenswenson

    Rolling Blunder!

  • JDanaH

    “…an army of armchair foreign policy experts who are not afraid to savage sitting leaders…”
    What sort of bizarre comment is that? I have to be a “foreign policy expert” in order to have a valid opinion on whether my country should go to war? A war in which no national interest is at stake, in which the conditions of “victory” are undefined, and which could have the undesired effect of leading to a new Islamist theocracy?

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