Floridatexan wrote:He didn't "invent" the country; he just flubbed the name. There IS a country named Kyrgyzstan.
I should have included a link - the headline didn't show Paul Harveys "The Rest of the Story"
"Kerry Confuses Poor Kyrgyzstan with Rich Kazakhstan by Naming it Kyrzakhstan
UK Telgraph Reports: In an embarrassing slip of the tongue, Mr Kerry last week praised US diplomats working to secure “democratic institutions” in the Central Asian country, which does not exist. The newly minted diplomat was referring to Kyrgyzstan, a poor, landlocked nation of 5.5 million, which he appeared to confuse with its resource-rich neighbour to the north, Kazakhstan.
The State Department kindly omitted the error in the official transcript of Wednesday’s speech, which Mr Kerry delivered on the eve of his first foreign trip as secretary of state. Mr Kerry’s flub was all the more awkward, because Kyrgyzstan is a key ally in the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan and a major recipient of US aid, which totalled $41 million (£27 million) in 2011."
Whatever, I just think this will be an amusing few years with him stomping on his tongue all over the world.