Listen to the words of John Kerry and his attitude about the military. Kerry makes the assumption that many liberals make that Iraq is filled with soldiers who couldn't do anything else, the military was their only option. But that is not the case, many in the military have some kind of college education. In fact, don't people go into the reserves to pay for college?
Updated: Tony Snow comments and Kerry responds:
"Senator Kerry not only owes an apology to those who are serving, but also to the families of those who've given their lives in this," White House press secretary Tony Snow said. "This is an absolute insult."(Links via Drudge Report)
Kerry, a decorated Vietnam veteran and Bush's rival in 2004, fired back, saying the president and his administration are the ones who owe U.S. troops an apology because they "misled America into war and have given us a Katrina foreign policy that has betrayed our ideals, killed and maimed our soldiers, and widened the terrorist threat instead of defeating it."
"This is the classic GOP playbook," Kerry said in a harshly worded statement. "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. I'm not going to be lectured by a stuffed suit White House mouthpiece standing behind a podium.
And since making it sound like a political attack isn't working, he's floating the idea it was a joke about Bush:
A source close to Kerry tells NBC News that he was trying to make a "tough and honest joke" about Bush and that in the process he omitted two words which changed the intended meaning. Per the source, Kerry meant to say that he can't "overstress the importance of a great education" and that "if you don't study, if you aren't smart, if you're intellectually lazy... You end up getting us stuck in a war in Iraq." Kerry mistakenly dropped the "getting us" from his initial remarks.Yes, I'm buying that, how about you? Just admit it, you have a low view of the education level of the military. It was a snotty joke about the military and spoke volumes about your view of the troops. And notice how the MSM are trying to dig him out of this mess? Very telling.