John Kerry’s latest remarks insult not only American Soldiers, but their families and anyone with pride in their country or the military. Kerry said: “You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, 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.” (Translation for those who need it: If you are in the military, you are either stupid, lazy or both). It also implies that soldiers themselves are not proud of what they are doing. It is really shameful, but John Kerry has a history of remarks that insult soldiers, both past and present. It is so typical of liberals to say they support the troops, but demean them with backhanded comments. Comments which either suggest our soldiers are no better than the terrorists or imply they are not competent enough to win.
Kerry is trying to backtrack and say it was a botched joke about President Bush. Hard to fathom where the humor is in that unless you are an anti-American. I’m sure he wasn’t trying to offend the troops, but this clearly shows what the “superior” John Kerry thinks of them. When given a chance to apologize shortly after the infamous remarks, he said “I apologize to no one” and then goes on to somehow make it about the Bush Administration’s policies. Incredible.
He not only has shown contempt for American soldiers and anyone who actually doesn’t have an education, but for overweight people as well. In an effort to insult Rush Limbaugh, he’s not going to be lectured by the “doughy Rush Limbaugh.” So if you aren’t skinny, you are inferior to the almost President Kerry. In fact, since Rush Limbaugh has lost a lot of weight since his earlier years, if you were once fat, you are always fat in Kerry’s eyes. It is really quite remarkable coming from a man who could pass as the skeletal remains of Lerch.
In the same sentence as his “doughy” remark, he called Tony Snow a stuffed suit. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. But then again, I think John Kerry would more appropriately be put under the category of empty suit.
If you really want to get down to the facts of it, the United States military is actually better educated than the average general population. A lot of them have an education when they join, not to mention they get a pretty good one while they are in there. All this talk brings back to mind John Kerry’s four Dâ€™s out of ten his freshman year at Yale. Who is the uneducated idiot making those remarks a week before a big election? Kerry didn’t need to do well in school since he was “smart” enough to marry into a fortune.
These kinds of insensitive and disrespectful comments embolden the enemy and very likely cost American lives. It’s one thing to die fighting for freedom, it’s another to die because terrorists are given hope from comments made by their own leaders.
What are our allies to think of these kinds of comments? How much stock can they take in our word? How can they trust us to be on their side when they know someone like this could become President? If they don’t trust us, how can we trust them?
It is beyond my imagination how Kerry can have a chance of becoming President now. There’s a big difference between opposing a particular military operation and repeatedly demeaning the troops themselves. God help us if we ever get someone like this in the White House.
“You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, 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.”
— John Kerry
“The men and women who serve in our all-volunteer Armed Forces are plenty smart and are serving because they are patriots — and Senator Kerry owes them an apology.”
— President Bush
And there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of customs, the historical customs, religious customs, whether you like it or not. Iraqis ought to be doing that.â€
— John Kerry, Face The Nation Interview- December 04, 2005
Blog Chow comment: Iraqis ought to be doing that?
They told the stories of times that they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in the fashion reminiscent of Jen-jiss Khan (Genghis Khan?), not isolated incidents, but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with a full awareness of officers at all levels of command.
— John Kerry, testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – April 22, 1971
note: John Kerry’s account is much different than most of the men he served with.