Since everyone else on the internet has had their say on John Kerry’s recent comments, I might as well have mine too. His exact comment was:
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.
Soon after solid matter started hitting the fan, Kerry and his people started trying to white wash the whole thing as a joke gone bad. The first story to leak from the Kerry camp was that he accidentally forgot the word “us”. As in, “get us stuck in Iraq.” The next story was that he meant to say something to the effect of “get us stuck in Iraq. Just ask the president.” He loudly protested that he was criticizing the President’s policy on Iraq and that he would “apologize to no one.” Right.
While I haven’t seen the video, I’ve listened to the actual audio several times. It sounds like he’s ad-libing. He starts off something like this: “I’m here today to talk about education, but let me say something first”, and then launches straight into it. If this wasn’t an adlib, then this was the most poorly written speech I’ve ever heard.
In order for this to be a joke criticizing the President on his Iraq policy, he would have to be implying that the President didn’t study hard, didn’t do his homework, didn’t make an effort to be smart and didn’t do well. Ah, but on this same day, John Kerry’s school records were released — and guess who had the higher grades. That would be the man that John Kerry lost to in the 2004 election. So, either Kerry is a Prime USDA Choice Looser for losing to an uneducated man, or he simply got caught peddling the same anti-military tripe that he’s been shoveling since his Vietnam days.
Personally, I think these guys say it best: