Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Kerry's October Surprise -- It's No Surprise! They're All Liars!

In the current brouhaha over John Kerry's supposedly troop-bashing remarks, two points stand out clearly. First, the political climate has become so toxic that nobody dares to tell the truth. And second, the truth is so toxic that hardly anybody dares to think it, much less express it.

Here's a short video clip of Kerry making the comment that has caused the stir:

... in which he says: "... education. If you make the most of it, study hard, do your homework, make an effort to be smart, you can do well; if you don't, you'll get stuck in Iraq."

Speaking of "stuck", we are now stuck in a "firestorm" which seems to have been deliberately set. Was Kerry's remark Karl Rove's October Surprise? I am not the first person to ask this question, nor the second.

As usual, in the midst of storms such as this, we are seeing and hearing all sorts of rhetoric but very little reality.

Spokesmen for the White House and Republicans everywhere else are falling over themselves in their hurry to proclaim the troops in Iraq "heroes" and "patriots".

For instance, former "hero" John McCain, who endured torture at the hands of the North Vietnamese but returned to his country, where he now commits acts of treason on a regular basis, said
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."
Kerry himself refused to apologize (at first), saying
he had been criticizing Bush, not the "heroes serving in Iraq."
For the benefit of Senator Treason, Sentaor Foot-In-Mouth, and anyone else who cares, let's look at some of the hard truths which nobody -- except a few brave and educated patriots -- dares to mention in these poisoned times.

  • The more education you have, the more options you will find open in life. Joining the military is -- for normal people -- at the very bottom of the list. Therefore the longer the list, the less chance you have of winding up stuck in Iraq.

  • The US military has repeatedly lowered its standards to allow people to join the Army who would otherwise have been rejected for lack of qualifications.

  • The American invasion, destruction and occupation of Iraq has killed more than six hundred thousand people who posed no threat to us. Six hundred thousand innocent souls dead. Is this what heroes do? Since when?

  • Anyone who joins the Army without knowing what it does to its victims and what it will do to him is a fool, no matter how much education or intelligence he or she supposedly has.

  • Anyone who joins the Army in full knowledge of what it does is much worse than a fool.

  • John Kerry has done more for the Bush presidency than any other so-called Democrat with the possible exception of Joe Lieberman.

  • Nobody wants to say any of these things out loud, but as far as I can tell they are all true.

    So there, I've said it. Now ... what's next?

    How about a new video featuring Tim Osman -- oops! I mean Osama bin Laden -- talking about the CIA's -- oops! I mean al-Q'aeda's plans to make mincemeat out of us all?

    Yeah, that would be a good November Surprise...

    ... if it hadn't been done so many times before.

    Haven't had enough? Kurt Nimmo has some more interesting reflections on this very sad scene.