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.
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.