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Kerry apologizes, troops plead for his help

Posted by Richard on November 1, 2006

After practically every veteran in the country except John Murtha and Wesley Clarke called for his head, and Democratic candidates fell all over themselves canceling appearances with the French-looking senator (who, I’m told, served a few weeks in Viet Nam and subsequently testified under oath that U.S. military personnel routinely committed war crimes, and who just a few months ago accused U.S. troops of terrorizing Iraqi women and children), John Effin’ Kerry has finally done what anyone with a lick of common sense — not to mention an ounce of basic decency — would have done 36 hours ago:

WASHINGTON — Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, under intense fire from both parties for remarks made Monday in which he suggested U.S. troops are "stuck in Iraq" because of their education, issued an apology Wednesday afternoon for what he called "my poorly stated joke."

"As a combat veteran, I want to make it clear to anyone in uniform and to their loved ones: my poorly stated joke at a rally was not about, and never intended to refer to any troop," Kerry said in a statement published on his Web site.

Kerry said he regrets that his words "were misinterpreted to wrongly imply anything negative about those in uniform, and I personally apologize to any service member, family member, or American who was offended."

Of course, Kerry’s apology was in keeping with his generally arrogant, condescending, and tone-deaf manner. Instead of standing in front of the cameras (as he did when he ranted about distortions by the "White House mouthpiece" and "right-wing nut jobs") and at least simulating looking the troops in the eye, he posted the brief statement on his website. And he managed to make it into one of those non-apology apologies: "I’m sorry you’re so stupid that you didn’t understand it was just a botched joke, and I’m real sorry that you can’t understand how Bush and his evil minions are twisting this and manipulating you for their nefarious purposes."

Truth be told, I’ve thought about it and decided his "botched joke" explanation and insistence that the insult was unintentional are probably true. My guess is that, as usual, someone told Kerry where to go and when to speak, and provided some words for him to say. He proceeded to read them with his usual level of awareness and involvement — meaning he was probably only marginally aware of what he was saying, didn’t realize that the education/Iraq bit was a joke, and maybe didn’t even realize he’d flubbed it or how badly. He didn’t intend to insult the troops because he didn’t really intend anything — except to go through the motions he’d been scheduled to go through.

John Effin’ Kerry strikes me as the quintessential empty suit. I am so glad Karl Rove got those Ohio voting machines reprogrammed! (That’s a joke, moonbats.)

Meanwhile, it’s clear to me that the morale of our troops in Iraq is high, that they’re defiant of fhe critics, and that they’re clever and funny:

Troops' humorous plea for help from Kerry


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5 Responses to “Kerry apologizes, troops plead for his help”

  1. Anonymous said

    Nice pic nut-job. Yes our troops are clever and funny, but I must press you on the issue that this latest ploy by Rove was the last in a long line of willful misleadings. Much to my chagrin, Kerry being an empty suit, as you so eloquently put it, fell right into his trap by apologizing.

    So I ask you, what is the greater disservice to our men in uniform, making a bad joke that could be misinterpreted out of context, or willfully misleading them?

  2. Jan from Denver said

    Is this guy, Haywood, for real?!

  3. Anonymous said

    oh he’s very real

  4. Anonymous said

    Oh, wow: ”this latest ploy by Rove”

    So, Haywood, what do you think? Did Rovian operatives tamper with the script from which Kerry read? Was the speechwriter bribed? Was Kerry drugged?

    Or did Rove’s powerful mind control beams take over Kerry’s brain because he wasn’t protected by a tin foil hat like yours?

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Nothing can stop the mighty Rove from fulfilling his fiendish goal to rule the universe!

  5. Anonymous said

    “So I ask you, what is the greater disservice to our men in uniform, making a bad joke that could be misinterpreted out of context, or willfully misleading them?”

    It was a simple question Combs. but desperate times call for desperate diversions.

    Good luck with the House, my bet is a net gain of 23 seats for the Dems.

    Senate will be closer, I still think Rove’s minions will hold it though.

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