By now, most of the readers of this blog have heard of the latest outrageous comments by John “I Served In Vietnam” Kerry. He stated to a group of students:
“You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. And if you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”
The implication is that stupid people are in the military.
I must take issue with that implication – the graduates of West Point, Annapolis, and the Air Force Academy are among the most intelligent people on the planet with phenomenal leadership skills. And many of the volunteer soldiers serving in our armed forces are professionals in from fields such as engineering, police, law, and business. And I guarantee you that I would not want stupid people in charge of multi-billion dollar weapon systems and nuclear weapons.
While Kerry has not apologized for his comments, he has made a rather superfluous explanation that it was a joke gone bad. Oh really?
My take on this is that Senator Flip-Flop has a rather low opinion of the people serving in the military. Otherwise, such a reference would never have been made. Perhaps he has a low opinion of himself as a result of serving in the military, hmmmm?
But what is really scary is that this idiot could have been elected President!!