Secretary of State Kerry trips on the steppes of the “stans”

NOT THE SHARPEST KNIFE IN THE DRAWER: Well, that didn’t take long: According to media reports Secretary of State John Kerry committed his first gaffe by making a reference to the non-existent ex-Soviet state of “Kyrzakhstan.”

The Telegraph of London speculates that Kerry may have been conflating Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Curiously, the State Department edited the mistake from the official transcript of Kerry’s remarks, which were made just before he set out on his first foreign trip as secretary of state.

As the media are known to get key facts wrong The Stiletto is not convinced that Kerry made the slip of the tongue, and has an alternative theory:

 

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