Time for Boehner to Apologize to the Troops!
He released a statement:
"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."Thank you Senator Kerry!
Your turn Congressman Boehner!
You jumped all over Senator Kerry, spreading the false allegations of his alleged criticism of the intelligence of our soldiers. Even though you knew it wasn't true, but that was politics, right?
"If Kerry doesn't apologize, we're going to beat him to death until he does," said House majority leader John A. Boehner, an Ohio Republican, on Fox News.But you didn't botch a line did you?
In your enthusiasm to endorse the flagging popularity of Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, you had this to say to Wolf Blitzer on CNN:
"House Majority Leader John Boehner: Wolf, I understand that, but let's not blame what's happening in Iraq on Rumsfeld.The fact is Mr. Boehner that it is now you who have insulted our troops!
Wolf Blitzer: But he's in charge of the military.
House Majority Leader John Boehner: But the fact is the generals on the ground are in charge and he works closely with them and the president.
This wasn't a botched joke. This was a slur. About the Generals leading the Army and the soldiers who are bravely serving. John Kerry never intended to say what he said and you planned on beating up on him until he apologized. How about YOU?
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid is now leading the Democrats in asking for Congressman Boehner's apology.
What is good for the goose is good for the gander!
"John Boehner ought to be ashamed. He's blaming our troops for failures in Iraq. If he wants to cast blame, he can start by looking in the mirror because he and his Congressional Republican colleagues have rubberstamped the Bush Administration's failed policy for nearly four years. Our troops in Iraq have performed bravely. It's political leaders like Congressman Boehner and Donald Rumsfeld, who have failed. I expect President Bush and Congressional Republicans, who demanded John Kerry apologize, hold their own party's majority leader to a much higher standard. There's no spinning his disparaging comments. He made them. He needs to apologize."Thank you Senator Kerry for standing up to the abuse that the Republican spinmeisters heap on.
Thank you Senator Reid for pointing out the hypocrisy of leadership from the Right.
And Congressman Boehner, didn't you have enough trouble with the Foley scandal?
"But Hastert’s appearance followed that of Reynolds, who has said he learned of Foley’s inappropriate e-mails to the Louisiana teen last spring and discussed the matter with Hastert.But then you really would rather talk about John Kerry and his goof. Really shouldn't have said anything about the generals sir.
Hastert has said he didn’t recall that conversation. He has also assured conservative activist Paul Weyrich that Majority Leader John Boehner was wrong when Boehner said he and Hastert discussed Foley’s problems last spring."
Keep on coming John! We have got your back!