Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) says comments he made Monday that appeared to imply that American troops were uneducated were a "botched joke" intended to insult President Bush.
His comment was "clearly a remark that was directed at this administration."
Okay--let's take another look at that "remark", shall we?
"Education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, and you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't you get stuck in Iraq."If that was a remark directed at the Administration, I fail to see the link.
Even if Jean Francios Kerrie's remark was a "botched joke" directed against the Bush administration (which I don't believe for a second), shouldn't the mere outcry by veterans and family members of deployed soldiers give this arrogant twit a clue that an apology may be in order? Mr. Kerry will be in Minnesota tomorrow campaigning for Tim Walz and the Minnesota DFL party. In response, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Joe Repya today issued the following statement regarding John Kerry's visit:
At a news conference in Seattle Tuesday, Kerry refused to apologize, and accused Republicans of distorting his comment in a "classic GOP, textbook Republican campaign tactic."
"The men and women serving in the uniform of our nation are not fodder for politicians to joke about. By insulting veterans and active members of the United States military as uneducated losers, John Kerry owes an apology to all the brave men and women who have ever worn the uniform of our country. As a 2005 veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, I call on Tim Walz and the DFL Party to immediately denounce Kerry's deeply offensive remarks and rescind their invitations for Kerry to campaign in our state tomorrow."As a parent of a deployed soldier, I'm really getting tired of the seditious, over-the-top comments by Kerry, Murtha, et. al., that continue to go unchallenged, especially during a time of war. Being the elitists that they are, they operate under the assumptions that either:
1.They exist in a vacuum, and their words bear no consequence; and/orPersonally, I'd put my money on the latter.
2. They know that their words bear consequence, but in their arrogance, couldn't give a damn.
BTW--Ace of Spades is handing it to Mr. Runny Ketchup, in spades...