"I sincerely regret that my words were misinterpreted to wrongly imply anything negative about those in uniform, and I personally apologize to any service member, family member or American who was offended."
Here’s what you think:
E-Mail No. 1
Kerry’s latest comment, that he apologizes if people “misinterpreted” his words is as offensive as the original statement. He must also think the rest of the American people are too stupid to see through him. Not so. He spoke his heart through a Freudian slip and he continues to dance. We aren’t buying it.
E-mail No. 2
I am apologizing to John Kerry on behalf of all of us stupid Americans who actually thought he said what he meant and meant what he said. He is truly blessed being so arrogant, aloof and brilliant to set millions of Americans straight who misinterpreted what he said. My mistake Mr. Kerry, my mistake.
Pamela, FOX News Viewer
E-mail No .3
I don’t believe that John Kerry wrote the statement that was released. Anybody on his staff could have done it. And is that why he is still hiding?
E-mail No. 4
Mr. Kerry, that was no apology. Please apologize to my son David, a grad of the University of Notre Dame and Air Force Captain who deployed four days ago. He left a beautiful wife and two precious babies to protect you and your family from terrorism.
Robbie, FOX News Viewer
E-mail No. 5
It amazes me that he thinks his apology on his Web site is enough. First he says he “will apologize to NO ONE” then a day later, probably after many Democrats called and told him he had to apologize, he begrudgingly says “Sorry you took it the wrong way!!!” How ridiculous!!! That’s not even an apology!!! I won’t accept his so-called apology and neither should anyone who loves the military.
E-mail No. 6
Senator Kerry has gone from a "botched joke" to now a "botched apology."
E-mail No. 7
When one is sincerely sorry for a remark they IMMEDIATELY apologize. He made a lame attempt at apologizing, did not mean it, and did it because of the pressure. This is outrageous and he should make a public statement then resign his seat in the Senate. Others have resigned for much less. Period. End of story. Enough!
E-mail No. 8
Wait a minute, “…If you don’t…you get stuck in Iraq.” That’s the statement, “I regret that my words were misinterpreted” that’s the “apology”??? I don’t think the words were misinterpreted at all. If you parse the statement he is still blaming others.
E-mail No. 9
I don't hear anybody commenting on the remainder of Senator Kerry's comments that “…if anybody believed he meant anything by his remark, they were 'crazy' ". I'm 59, have a Masters Degree and I know what I hear and see. Additionally, I'm not crazy, senator!
E-mail No. 10
In order to help Senator Kerry, I offer this translation of his apology: "I am sorry so many misinterpreted my words." translation: "I am sorry there are so many out there who are too stupid to understand what I was saying before I actually said it."
C, FOX News Viewer
E-mail No. 11
The truth is, as horrible as it (& he) is, John Kerry said EXACTLY WHAT HE MEANT!!! He only hoped for different results. What a joke he is.
E-mail No. 12
My first reaction to Kerry’s apology was again, his arrogance; he did not want to apologize, didn’t mean a word of it, and couldn’t stand the thought of doing it on camera where his true feelings would be evident.