Well, the good senator from the commonwealth of Massachusetts, John F. Kerry, is at it again. That’s right. That debonair, wind-surfing uberpatriot and well-known member of a certain “band of brothers” who gave it his all in Vietnam fighting for his country (right before he proceeded to trash every American serviceman there as a war criminal) is once again caving in to his seemingly irresistible urges to say stupid and highly offensive things about Americans in uniform.

The latest came during a campaign event in California for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides. While talking about education, Kerry said this:

“You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”

There you have it, boys and girls. Either you hit the books and get that homework done or you get shipped off to that illegal, unwinnable war in Iraq with the rest of those dunce cap-wearing losers.

Wow! The injudiciousness of some of Kerry’s statements can be absolutely breathtaking. And just think, two short years ago it was John Kerry, “reporting for duty,” saluting everybody in sight, traipsing around the country with the band of brothers and sharing all those great war stories from his proud time in Vietnam.

Of course, everybody knew then that it was all a crock cooked up for his presidential campaign to enhance his image as a plausible commander-in-chief. Subsequently, the whole thing collapsed like a bad souffle.

One might think he just doesn’t care anymore about trying to project an image that he respects the military, but there have been rumors that he might take another stab at the presidency in ’08. Suffice it to say, he can pretty much forget about getting the military vote.  Hey, maybe he could run as the “education” president this time instead of the “war hero” president.

In the meantime, somebody needs to tell the senator that we have an all-volunteer military now, they’re better educated than ever before and people don’t just “get stuck in Iraq” because they were academic failures. It’s just one more indication that when it comes to military matters, John Kerry’s mind is still stuck in the Vietnam era and every engagement is a quagmire for illiterate losers.

Greg Strange provides conservative commentary with plenty of acerbic wit on the people, politics, events and absurdities of our time. See more at his website: http://www.greg-strange.com/

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