Fear monger to the extreme. (MORE UPDATES)
“Ya know education… if you make the most of it ya study hard, ya do your homework, and ya make an effort to be smart… you can do well. If you don’t you get stuck in Iraq.”
C.I.R. Press Editorial
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- And the left wonders why the right takes issue with Kerry. What the hell sense does this make. If he is referencing the soldiers I take massive issue with his comments on two counts. The first being that I find it hugely an asshole move to call those fighting in Iraq essentially dumb. I wasn’t aware that no one fighting in Iraq right now had obtained an education. Second, if education keeps you out of wars… well Senator you had quite the education yet you got “stuck” in Vietnam. So how does your logic work again?
Or I suppose he would contend he was in no way referring to the airmen, sailors, marines, and soldiers he was referring to the President. In which case we are back to sitting politicians on the left calling the President “dumb.” Or is it really a reference to the American public? Yes maybe he feels the American public is uneducated and stupid because they didn’t elect him if all us on the right were really smart we would have chosen him and he would have “cut and run” from Iraq.
Why bother trying to understand him? But that comment directed towards students is quite a snapshot of his character. And the right is accused of fear mongering… what does telling students they will be sent to war if they are not smart classify as?
Drudge FLASH: McCain Calls On Kerry To ApologizeTue Oct 31 2006 11:43:14 ET
Senator Kerry owes an apology to the many thousands of Americans serving in Iraq, who answered their country's call because they are patriots and not because of any deficiencies in their education. Americans from all backgrounds, well off and less fortunate, with high school diplomas and graduate degrees, take seriously their duty to our country, and risk their lives today to defend the rest of us in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere.
They all deserve our respect and deepest gratitude for their service. The suggestion that only the least educated Americans would agree to serve in the military and fight in Iraq, is an insult to every soldier serving in combat, and should deeply offend any American with an ounce of appreciation for what they suffer and risk so that the rest of us can sleep more comfortably at night. Without them, we wouldn't live in a country where people securely possess all their God-given rights, including the right to express insensitive, ill-considered and uninformed remarks.
Kerry just had his little rant and I have one comment, and two points. The comment is that yes, I believe you would in deed trash the service of current members. I may be wrong but I think you are a magnificent jackass that I would not want to be in the same room as even if my life depended on it.
Point 1, he states several times in his “I will apologize to no one” press conference that all the republicans do is try to divert attention. Well instead of just answering McCain he goes on and on about McCain should ask for such-and-such… and should ask so-and-so for apologies. Basically every single person BUT Kerry, the one who made the comments.
Point 2, flip-flop flip-flop. Now we are back to having him lecture us that those who started this war should have done their research. Senator you are aware you voted for the authorization, and later stated you would have done the same, right?
And on a side note. I don’t want to hear anyone on the left complain about the right saying people on the left want to “cut and run.” Kerry accused the administration of "cutting and running" from Afghanistan. All is fair in love and war, well quit your bitching about “cut and run” lefties because it is now officially a bipartisan term.