"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."I'm one of those "uneducated" morons who joined the US military evidently because I was incapable of little else, just the same, I don't think Kerry was referring to us. This is more in line with something Democrat Charlie "Race card" Rangel, also a war veteran, would intimate.
From what I can see, Kerry, whom I despise for many reasons, did not mean to insult the military intellect. I read the entire transcript and he was delivering what was supposed to be a punch-line driven diatribe against the president. I don't know why Kerry feels like he has to personally demean anyone, but it seems to be his style. He truly WAS talking about Bush, not us. In this case, he's only guilty of being "cute" and misunderstood.
I voted against him two years ago because he's a flip-flopping progressive who stabbed his own comrades in the back when he came back from his 4 "hellish" months as a swiftboater in VN. I don't care how many purple hearts or decorations he has, he abrogated all of that when he figuratively "spat" on all Vietnam vets upon his return, accusing his ex-comrades of warcrimes, all in the interest of furthering his career in politics.
Thank God this guy was defeated for the presidency. He confuses glibbness with intellect. By the way, the president, whom he disparages for being short on intellect, actually outstripped him in college. Militarily, GWB flew single-seat F104s mostly at night while Kerry captained swiftboats. Guess which task requires the higher intellect? It ain't telling your coxswain which way to steer.
Advice to Senator Kerry: Start acting like a statesman instead of the host of a late night talk show. Heeeeeere's Johnny!