Source material: AP & Washington Post
TOPIC: Stupid is as stupid does...
And John Kerry is just plain stupid for making such derogatory remarks regarding our troops. This isn't the first time Senator Kerry has said one thing and then tried to cover up by saying he meant something else.
When are liberals gonna learn? They cannot put down our military, while hugging trees and aborting babies -- and get away with it.
I saw this picture on Drudge Report a few minutes ago. It needs no caption or explanation.
Roger Runningen, writing for Bloomberg, says, members of Kerry's own party criticized his remarks about the Iraq war and U.S. troops that he said were a "botched joke'' directed at President George W. Bush. Democrats sought to distance themselves from Kerry's comments, which Bush and Republicans said were insulting to troops serving in Iraq. Kerry, while campaigning in California Oct. 30 for gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides, said: "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. And if you don't, you get stuck in Iraq.''
President Bush made an excellent comment regarding our troops, "The members of the United States military are plenty smart and they are plenty brave, and the senator from Massachusetts owes them an apology." Vice President Dick Cheney elaborated further, "As a leading Democratic senator, John Kerry needs to learn that the men and women serving in Iraq aren't there because they didn't study hard or do their homework," said Cheney. "The all-volunteer force represents the very best of this country. They're smart, patriotic, exceptionally well trained, and dedicated to their mission. They are heroes, and they are the pride of the United States of America."
Kerry now claims the comments were aimed at Bush, not the armed forces, and Republicans were feigning outrage over a poorly delivered joke. "If it was a botched joke, show me the punch line,'' White House Spokeswoman Dana Perino said today. "The president saw the same remarks everyone else did.''
"Of course, now Senator Kerry says he was just making a joke, and he botched it up," VP Cheney wrote, according to excerpts e-mailed to reporters. "I guess we didn't get the nuance. He was for the joke [the war] before he was against it."
Democrats also have criticized Kerry's comments. In Montana, Jon Tester, the Democratic challenger to incumbent Senator Republican Senator Conrad Burns, also sought to distance himself from Kerry. "Senator Kerry's remarks were poorly worded and just plain stupid,'' Tester said in a statement late yesterday. "He owes our troops and their families an apology.'' Asked by talk show host Don Imus why he did not "apologize for the misunderstanding," Kerry said, "Well, I did. I said it was a botched joke. Of course, I'm sorry about a botched joke. You think I love botched jokes? I mean, it's pretty stupid."
On that Mr. Kerry, we can agree.