Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Kerry breaks liberal silence

In the run-up to the midterm elections liberal democrats have been keeping their collective mouths shut on Iraq. Carefully skirting the issue as to not remind the folks that they want to pull out of Iraq or at the very least let them know they have a very different view on the best way to protect the United States. Until now, John Kerry who must have been windsurfing or skiing missed the memo to keep quite when he, once again engaged in troop-bashing when he said: "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."

White House Spokesman Slams Kerry Remark

The White House accused Sen. John Kerry on Tuesday of troop-bashing, seizing on a comment the Democrat made to California students that those unable to navigate the country's education system "get stuck in Iraq."

"Senator Kerry not only owes an apology to those who are serving, but also to the families of those who've given their lives in this," White House press secretary Tony Snow said. "This is an absolute insult."

Snow said the quote "fits a pattern" of negative remarks from Kerry about U.S. soldiers and suggested that whether Democratic candidates _ particularly those running on their military service backgrounds _ agree with their 2004 standard-bearer should be a campaign litmus test.

Snow said a lot of Americans have joined the military since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

"As for the notion that you can say this sort of thing about the troops and say you support them, it's interesting," the press secretary said.

John McCain was not to happy with the senator’s remarks calling for him to apologize saying:

McCain Calls On Kerry to Apologize

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. Americans from all backgrounds, well off and less fortunate, with high school diplomas and graduate degrees, take seriously their duty to our country, and risk their lives today to defend the rest of us in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere.

They all deserve our respect and deepest gratitude for their service. The suggestion that only the least educated Americans would agree to serve in the military and fight in Iraq, is an insult to every soldier serving in combat, and should deeply offend any American with an ounce of appreciation for what they suffer and risk so that the rest of us can sleep more comfortably at night. Without them, we wouldn't live in a country where people securely possess all their God-given rights, including the right to express insensitive, ill-considered and uninformed remarks.

Thanks Senator Kerry for showing the American people exactly what the liberal democrats think of our troops and our security!!!

There is little doubt what these people would do if given the power. Let’s make sure that doesn’t happen!!!


Obob said...

you feel the tension getting to them, they want to come out and be themselves

Steven Foley said...
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Steven Foley said...

one can only wish the rest of them (Dean, Pelosi, Durbin et al) would do the same!!!