John Kerry says Americans 'have a right to be stupid'
and tells how he lost his diplomatic passport at age 12 after sneaking out to Soviet-controlled East Berlin in 1950s
'In America, you have a right to be stupid, if you want to be... and we tolerate that,'
Kerry said to a packed Internet cafe in Berlin
Kerry stopped in Berlin as part of his nine-country trip abroad - his first trip as secretary of state
He recalled how he learned about the divide in postwar Berlin as a young man living with his American diplomat father
By Hayley Peterson
PUBLISHED:00:00 EST, 26 February 2013| UPDATED: 16:17 EST, 26 February 2013