'Stuck in Iraq': More Viewer Response
Thank you for all of your e-mails in response to Senator John Kerry's comments and apology. My inbox was flooded with passionate responses and I felt that it warranted another day on the blog.
As a side note: Yesterday I did not receive a single e-mail in support of Senator Kerry, yet this morning some came in, so in the interest of being fair and balanced, they are included in today's blog.
Here are more of your reactions on the John Kerry blunder:
E-mail No. 1
I really believe that Sen. Kerry did misstate what he was reading, and I am positive that he meant the joke for W' Heaven forbid that America had taken all of the misquotes and mistakes that our PRESIDENT has babbled over the years. Grow up!!!
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E-mail No. 2
As a lifelong liberal Democrat, I have to say that I am outraged at Senator Kerry not only for his ignorant 'botched joke' but mostly at his lack of humility in placing the 'wrong' in the public's 'misinterpretation' of his words. That is a very childish attitude on Senator Kerry's part, something that may explain why he is not sitting at the White House today.
I hope my party will learn from this and not sanction this type of behavior any longer. It would be a real shame to be so close (yet again) and lose because of Senator Kerry's bickering with Mr. Bush.
E-mail No. 3
John Kerry is what they refer to an intellect? Hmmm! I imagined an intellect as someone who has enough intelligence to think before they speak.
E-mail No. 4
Looking back when Sen. Trent Lott told his "botched joke," wasn't John Kerry the first senator to go before the cameras and DEMAND Lott's resignation?
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E-mail No. 5
Sen. Kerry is a decorated veteran who fought and was wounded in Vietnam. Enough said.
E-mail No. 6
It infuriates me when ANY politician takes the American public for fools. For John Kerry to expect me to believe that his comments were directed as a "shot" to President Bush rather than yet another of his insulting claims regarding the U.S. military and its distinguished members is incredible. I can only conclude that Senator Kerry's statements confirm an elitist attitude, both for the content of his despicable joke and for feeling the American public, whether Democrats, Republicans, or Independents, are stupid enough to accept his lame excuse for telling the joke. John Kerry... please go away! And take Al Gore with you!
E-mail No. 7
I have heard what John Kerry said about how a lack of an education can get you stuck in Iraq. I can't speak for the whole Army but I can speak for some boys from Missouri and Texas.
We would rather be uneducated and in Iraq than be a Senator from Massachusetts. Regardless of why we are here the simple truth is that we are and leaving would be a huge mistake. Do any of you with children teach them to not finish things that they have started, of course not. The only people that want us to leave Iraq are those whom are trying to get elected by playing on your emotions because they have no other substantive platform to run on.
Don't fall into the trap being set by the, "educated," elitist East coast liberals in this country. I ask you to vote your conscious next week. We are making significant strides here in Iraq. We need to stay until the job is finished. Do not waiver in the face of adversity, because we're not! Anything worth having is worth fighting for, right? Do not let our generation be remembered as the one that got shot in the back because they were running away. Let us be remembered as a generation that was willing to pay the price for freedom and security in the world as was the WWII generation.
I ask you all to give me and the rest of the soldiers of the United States Army the opportunity to finish the job so that our children and grandchildren don't have to.
God Bless the 103 soldiers of October and thank God for their service. If you can read this thank a teacher. If you can read it in English… THANK A VET!
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E-mail No. 8
I'm actually surprised that anyone wants an apology from John Kerry. If the apology is not sincere that what does it matter. I don't think I would believe an apology from any politician.
E-mail No. 9
Not even this president and his Republican hacks and henchmen, yourself included, can be stupid enough to actually think that John Kerry's remarks were directed at the soldiers in Iraq. Anyone with half a brain who heard the lead in and context knows those remarks, although delivered poorly, were directed at the president. Knowing this obvious truth and still, to be willing for political purposes to intentionally suggest that the troops had been insulted reveals a callous and cynical disregard for the very troops you pretend to defend against non-existent insults. This president and lackeys like you prefer to twist and distort the truth for political gain, even if in so doing, the troops are made to feel insulted. But, what do you care as long as your political ends are served? How ironic and pitiful. But then, lies and distortions are nothing new to this administration and his complicitous (sic) mouth pieces. It makes me sick to see such contempt and disregard for young Americans in uniform and in harms way. It makes me sick to see those who have never worn a uniform (or even worse, take credit for serving but not show up for duty!) have the nerve to criticize and denigrate those who have worn that uniform in service to their country. And it makes me sick that you continue to spew this swill when it's you and those like you who owe the troops and all Americans an apology.
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