Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Loathing the military

I had a post earlier this year in which I mentioned that some Democrats had stated that the only reason people joined the military is because they couldn't get a job in the terrible Bush economy. Some lefty commenter (anonymous of course) claimed I made it up. I just noticed this at Wizbang and I'm sure it must be all over the blogs:
You'll be shocked at what John Kerry said about our troops in Iraq while at a campaign stop. At the same time you won't be shocked because it's so condescending, so offensive that no one else but John Kerry could have said it. Except Murtha. And Sheehan. And Maher. Ok, it's so condescending and so offensive that there are several leftists who could have said it.

"You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."

Bill Clinton loathes the military. John Kerry obviously does, too. And since Kerry has proven incapable of generating an independent thought, I think we can safely assume that this comment reflects the kind of talk he hears when he is in his liberal cocoon of left-wing nutballs.

Update --

I should have mentioned that Kerry's comments not only show his loathing of the military and his incredible insensitivity to military families, but also shows how stupid he is. Not just stupid for saying it (which is certainly stupid enough), but because it is clearly and demonstrably false. Those in the military have far more education, on average, than the general population. Over 99% of enlisted people have a HS diploma and about 3/4 of them have some college course work. The officers are all well-educated with extraordinary percentages having graduate degrees.

John Kerry -- both an asshole AND a dumbass. Talk about versatility!


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