Friday, November 03, 2006

Apologize Now

American Legion Called on Senator Kerry: Apologize Now
October 31 2006 Standard Newswire

MEDIA ADVISORY, The National Commander of The American Legion called on Sen. John Kerry to apologize for suggesting that American troops in Iraq are uneducated.
"As a constituent of Senator Kerry's I am disappointed. As leader of The American Legion, I am outraged," said National Commander Paul A. Morin. "A generation ago, Sen. Kerry slandered his comrades in Vietnam by saying that they were rapists and murderers. It wasn't true then and his warped view of today's heroes isn't true now."
While addressing a group of college students at a campaign rally in Pasadena, California, Monday, Kerry suggested that they receive an education or "if you don't, you'll get stuck in Iraq."
"While The American Legion shares the senator's appreciation for education, the troops in Iraq represent the most sophisticated, technologically superior military that the world has ever seen," Morin said. "I think there is a thing or two that they could teach most college professors and campus elitists about the way the world works.
"And while we are on the topic of education, why doesn't senator Kerry and his comrades in Congress improve the GI Bill so all of today's military members - reserves and guard included - can achieve the educational aspirations that the senator so highly values?" Morin said. "The senator's false and outrageous attack was over-the-top and he should apologize now."


Byroniac said...

In Kerry's defense, he was attempting (an admittedly lame) joke against President Bush and his foreign policy. It was not supposed to be directed against the troops at all. However, the U.S. military took offense at it (and understandably so, since it appeared to be directed at them). I believe Kerry when he says his intended target was Bush and his foreign policy. However, I would want Kerry to understand that the U.S. military has and continues to deserve our full support, regardless of any partisan affiliation. The following link is to the related FoxNews article.

Kerry Reloads in Dogfight Over Snipe at Troops in Iraq

Chris said...

i know who it was aimed at. i also think that if he is trying to belittle the president, a position he aspire to hold then he needs to give that postion repsect now. additionaly if this joke was supposed to be an bush's expense, then i think that joke should have been better written. it was deplorable on many levels and i think i showed he is not the right man to lead the free world and our nation. we do not need junior high antics and petty cheaps shots in the white house. i find it ironic that it back fire, hmm .... providence. Let us thank our God for this. Amen.

Byroniac said...

Well, that's true. He needs to show respect for the office. It's better that Kerry didn't get elected, for sure.