Albany Times-Union Editorial: A Must Read!
"But let's get this much straight. Mr. Kerry wasn't disparaging the American troops in Iraq. No one who has been in combat, as he has, would think of saying such a thing.Thank you Times-Union!
Here's what Mr. Kerry did say as he campaigned Monday for California gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides: "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."
For that, Mr. Kerry is getting ambushed by the White House in a manner that's awfully reminiscent of the smearing of his Vietnam War record during the 2004 presidential campaign.
Here's President Bush: "The senator's suggestion that the men and women of our military are somehow uneducated is insulting and it is shameful. The senator from Massachusetts owes them an apology."
This, from the very president and commander in chief who last month suggested that the Iraq war will go down in history as just a comma. This, from a president and commander in chief who should be paying less attention to a defeated political rival and more attention to U.S. forces having to retreat, in essence, from the streets of eastern and central Baghdad.
Stuck? Did someone say stuck?
It's, yes, Mr. Kerry who sees this war for what it's become, and is refreshingly willing to say as much."
You said what needed to be said.
That this President and his Administration has failed us miserably, getting us bogged down in an endless war while using this war as an excuse to grab powers from Congress, from the Courts, and yes from the American people!
Keep on coming John!
We have got your back!