I see Senator Kerry is trying to shed the milquetoast image he has by talking tough against a "stuffed suit White House mouthpiece standing behind a podium". Well good for him.
However, unless all the quotes are wrong, he did say "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, uh, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq"
Okay, I can see how someone could mistake that statement and assume that was pandering to a Lefty crowd who wouldn't consider becoming a servicemember even if they weren't intellectual powerhouses that we know all Lefties are.
Actually, in re-reading the statement, I'm not sure how anyone could take that to mean anything BUT a Senator pandering to a Lefty crowd who (like Senator Kerry obviously does) despise, or at least look down upon, those of us serving here. Even though he should know better, and may very well know better, he's bought into the Lefty meme that only those with no real future join the services. He has taken a chance, in front of an appreciative Lefty crowd, to once again denigrate those of us who serve. Now he's backpedalling faster than a circus clown on a mini-bicycle.
So senator, even though it will be a struggle, mental midget that I am, let me try to put two words together in response to your insult to all servicemembers past and present. I'll be as clear and concise as I can in my response so nothing at all gets lost in the translation.
(signed) A servicemember who has served in war a little bit longer than 4 months and who thinks that the servicemembers to my left and right deserve your thanks, not your scorn.
(update-too good to ignore