John Kerry's Opinion of our Military Men and Women

You’ll be shocked at what John Kerry said about our troops in Iraq while at a campaign stop. At the same time you won’t be shocked because it’s so condescending, so offensive that no one else but John Kerry could have said it. Except Murtha. And Sheehan. And Maher. Ok, it’s so condescending and so offensive that there are several leftists who could have said it.

“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.”

Hot Air has the audio.

Michelle Malkin has a lot of seething reaction.

Update: Watch the video of Kerry making his despicable comments:

Hat tip: YACRWB

Update II: Hugh Hewitt has a few words about the dishonorable Senator Kerry:

The Kerry sneer is part and parcel of the Pelosi Democrats, just as the attempt to suppress the votes of military serving overseas in the Florida recount is part of the Democratic Party legacy.

There is a reason why an overwhelming majority of the military supports the president and votes GOP. They know the contempt most of the left feels for them and their mission, and they won’t be fooled by appearances at Veteran’s Day parades.

Any vote for any Democrat is not only a vote against victory and a vote for vulnerability. It is also a vote against the military. “End up in Iraq” if you don’t study hard and do your homework? Simply disgusting. What a miserable man.


Captain Ed recommends donating to Soldiers’ Angels.

Do you want to support the troops? Then make your contribution to Soldier’s Angels. They have a new effort called Project Valour that will be raising money from various bloggers. I have not had an opportunity to sign up for a particular team, but given the theme of this blog, I’ll root for the Navy. Whichever team you choose, you will be helping our men and women who put their lives on the line for all of us … even those who belittle and disrespect them.

I’m with Captain Ed in supporting Soldiers’ Angels and, in honor of my grandfather, a former WWII Army major who is now interred at Arlington National Cemetery, and my uncle, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who served in Vietnam and the first Gulf War, I have placed the link to donate to the Soldiers’ Angels Project Valour IT for the US Army:

Update III: Watch KNBC4’s video report with Kerry’s comments in context.

Update IV: Be sure to stop by Lorie’s post from yesterday, which has more information about Soldiers’ Angels Project Valour IT. She’s supporting the Marines in honor of her husband who is a Marine Corps vet.

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  1. Rodney A Stanton November 1, 2006
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