Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Just do it, Senator Kerry
This photo is for everyone who still doesn't believe that John Kerry offended our troops
Kerry refuses to apologize
This isn’t difficult. All he has to say is: "I mis-spoke. What I said was stupid. I did not intend to offend anyone serving in the military, but my words did just that and for that I apologize."
Easy. Done. The bomb is defused. So why is he being so stubborn? Let’s take a look:
"As a combat veteran, I know the dedication, integrity, and commitment of American troops. I've lived it. Had George Bush and Dick Cheney been in combat one minute of their comfortable lives they would never have sent American troops to war without body armor or without a plan to win the peace and they wouldn't be exploiting our troops today," Kerry said in a statement after the president spoke.
For the record, Kerry voted for the Iraq War resolution, then voted against added military funds to support that measure.
"There is no reason 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 — historical customs, religious customs, whether you like it or not."
Speaking about American commanders in Iraq: "They brought more troops from Kuwait, they concentrated those troops in Baghdad and they have failed miserably."
So Kerry has a history of saying some not-so-supportive things about the military, which is fine. He has a right to do so. You decide how to interpret this. For me, this is not someone who should be serving in public office, but that’s up to the people in Massachussetts.
It’s just interesting to me how George Allen can mispronounce someone’s name and be labeled a racist, but when Kerry botches a joke he thinks he can get away with just saying it was a botched joke. If a standard exists, then it should be applied. Kerry needs to apologize.