Senator John Kerry (D-Ma) said Monday in Pasadena, California: “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.” American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Coasties, and Marines are stupid, Kerry says.
Point of fact, 99.9 percent of the enlisted forces have at least a high school education, 73.3 percent have some college, 16.2 percent have an associate’s degree or equivalent semester hours, and 4.7 have a bachelor’s degree, over 85 percent of field grade officers have advanced degrees – 70.7 percent have master’s degrees, 12.1 percent have professional degrees and 2.5 percent have doctorate degrees. The Armed Forces America fields today is by far the most highly educated ans motivated in the history of this nation. Bar none, it is the smartest group of men and women in uniform anywhere on earth.
Senator John McCain (R-Az), like Kerry (actually unlike Kerry, who simply was in VietNam long enough to shoot himself a few times and get three Purple Hearts), is a veteran of the Vietnam conflict and a former POW in the dreadful Hanoi Hilton prison, was first to respond to Kerry's remarks. Sen. McCain said Tuesday, “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.” In my opinion, Kerry owes more than an apology, he owes a resignation.
Kerry responded to the criticism October 31, 2006 -
If anyone thinks a veteran would criticize the more than 140,000 heroes serving in Iraq and not the president who got us stuck there, they’re crazy.Kerry speaking April 22, 1971 to The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the conduct of the war in VietNam -
They told the stories at times 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 fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.Kerry speaking on the CBS program "Face the Nation" with journalist Bob Schieffer December 2005 -
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 the customs of the – of – the historical customs, religious customs. Whether you like it or not ... Iraqis should be doing that.One more time from Sen. Kerry -
If anyone thinks a veteran would criticize the more than 140,000 heroes serving in Iraq and not the president who got us stuck there, they’re crazy.Attempting to defend the indefensible, Kerry fired back at his critics by saying
This is the classic GOP playbook... 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...It disgusts me that these Republican hacks, who have never worn the uniform of our country lie and distort so blatantly and carelessly about those who have...Let me make it crystal clear, as crystal clear as I know how, I apologize to no one for my criticism of the president and his broken policy. If anyone owes our troops in the fields an apology, it is the president and his failed team.Kerry once again shoots himself in the foot and is blaming everybody else. This is right out of the John Kerry playbook. Next he'll be demanding another Purple Heart for his fourth self-inflicted wound.
Yeah, somebody is crazy and stupid, but it's not the people who honorably wear the uniform of the United States. It is that arrogant buffoon, John Kerry.
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