TOPIC: Remove Silver Spoon, Insert Foot - John Kerry is at it again!
In his Washington Post column Early Warning, William Arkin writes, "If anyone is proof positive that a good education has nothing to do with being stuck in Iraq, it's John Kerry. The Massachusetts senator removed the silver spoon from his mouth just long enough to insert foot..." Mr. Arkin is dead on -- Senator Kerry stook his foot way down his throat yesterday.
Arkin added, "Kerry at first dismissed his remarks as a 'botched joke' meant to be about president and his people -- what, they (Cheney and Rumsfeld) are high school drop-outs? Kerry then said that it was the president and Congress who owed the troops an apology for 'rubber stamping ... policies that have done injury to our troops and to their families.' " Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Senator John Kerry one of the members of "Congress" who voted FOR the war in Iraq?!? Yeah, I thought so. This guy can't seem to decide which side of his mouth to talk out of.
Arkin's column goes on to say, "Finally Kerry released a statement: 'If anyone thinks a veteran would criticize more than 140,000 heroes serving in Iraq and not the president who got us stuck there, they're crazy.' " So, the writers of more than 1,500 articles and blogs, many college educated Republicans and even several prominent members of the Democratic party are "crazy"? What are you trying to say Mr. Kerry?
Kerry's statement added, "I'm sick and tired of these despicable Republican attacks that always seem to come from those who never can be found to serve in war, but love to attack those who did." This same "veteran" DID criticize the troops -- even those he fought beside -- by protesting the Vietnam War (not to mention throwing his medals away as part of said protest).
So, should we put this all behind us? John Kerry can't seem to decide what to do -- other than ramp up the rhetoric AND continue to make a fool of himself. First, he says he will apologize and even claimed to have apologized (on Don Imus' radio show) -- even though no one has actually heard an apology from his lips. Now, Kerry says he has no intention of apologizing. "As a combat veteran, I know the dedication, integrity and commitment of American troops," he said. If that's the case Senator Kerry, why did you call them uneducated and lazy?
William Arkin offers an answer, "...the Kerry mindset is that the soldiers must be uneducated to serve in Iraq, and thus need his leadership to get out. What is more, Kerry seems to believe in his heart that only a veteran can claim the right to lead and defend the troops, a kind of military club dictatorship that has no place in American society. ... The notion that only Kerry or his combat wounded ilk are qualified to speak to, or on behalf of the troops, is politically dangerous and insulting." Agreed!