October 31, 2006
“You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.” – John Kerry
Peter’s brother is in Iraq right now. He is a smart, educated guy who made a choice to join the Navy after 9/11, knowing that he would likely be sent to the Middle East, wanting to fight for his country.
On his behalf, and on the behalf of his brothers serving with him, risking their lives while John Kerry is for the Iraq war (pre-election 2004), then against the Iraq war (primary 2004), then for the Iraq war again (general election 2004) and against it again (now) and plays politics with the war’s funding (voted for it before he voted against it, don’tya know), I’m appalled that this man could’ve been president. His comments are vile and should be spread far and wide, so that our military men and women know what the last Democratic candidate for president really thinks of them.
UPDATE: John McCain makes an excellent demand for an apology:
“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.”