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John Kerry supports the troops

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by poindexter, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

  2. Be nice if they posted the whole clip, in which it becomes plain that he's talking about the underachieving student in the WH and the drunk-driiving undergrad Veep. And, I know this is going to be the fake controversy of the day, so here's the official pushback:
    "If anyone thinks a veteran would criticize the more than 140,000 heroes serving in Iraq and not the president who got us stuck there, they're crazy," Kerry said. "This is the classic G.O.P. playbook. I'm sick and tired of these despicable Republican attacks that always seem to come from those who never can be found to serve in war, but love to attack those who did."

    Kerry said he won't be "lectured" by a "stuffed suit White House mouthpiece standing behind a podium" or by "doughy Rush Limbaugh," and that he's disgusted when "Republican hacks, who have never worn the uniform of our country, lie and distort so blatantly and carelessly about those who have." If anyone owes the troops an apology, he said, it's "George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, who misled America into war and have given us a Katrina foreign policy that has betrayed our ideals, killed and maimed our soldiers, and widened the terrorist threat instead of defeating it."
    And I will not argue with anyone who reads the above, and says, "Where in the fuck was THIS guy two years ago?"
  3. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Where the fuck was this guy two years ago?
  4. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Where the fuck was this guy two years ago?
  5. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Perhaps he was hiding from Nancy Pelosi.

    If he'd have said he wouldn't be lectured by Bush about military service after the first Swiftboat ad, he'd be president right now.
  6. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Spin, spin, spin. Yeah, he ripped our troops, but it was taken out of context.

    "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. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."

    Please tell me how no matter what came before or after that statement that it's not a rip on our armed forces.
  7. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    It's not a rip. It's a fact. The military is a career choice for a lot of uneducated people, many of whom are stuck in Iraq as we speak.
  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    None of this addresses his comment that he made.
  9. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Because it's taken entirely out of context. That's why.

    It DOES matter what came before or after.

    That's why they call it "taken out of context" something that the Rovian Right are quite familiar with.
  10. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Actually, it does.

    The clip was taken out of context. It's a ten second clip.
  11. dog428

    dog428 Active Member

    Now the guy grows a set. What's the damn deal? You gotta get your ass beat come election time before you figure out what to say that will get your ass elected?

    Oh, by the way, tony, love the fact that it doesn't matter what came before or after the sentence. That's especially rich coming a few threads after the thread on NBC's refusal to air the Dixie Chicks documentary, in which actual footage of Fredo speaking has been deemed "disparaging to President Bush."

    What's worse? Saying that a lack of education might put you in Iraq? Or needlessly sending thousands of men and women to their deaths in Iraq?
  12. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    What is bad about saying a lack of education might put you in Iraq? For some dropouts or plain old high school graduates, the military is the best career they can find.
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