Theodore's World: Update on Reactions To Kerry's Statement

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November 01, 2006

Update on Reactions To Kerry's Statement


The National Commander of The American Legion
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 31 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The National Commander of The American Legion called on Sen. John Kerry to apologize for suggesting that American troops in Iraq are uneducated.

"As a constituent of Senator Kerry's I am disappointed. As leader of The American Legion, I am outraged," said National Commander Paul A. Morin. "A generation ago, Sen. Kerry slandered his comrades in Vietnam by saying that they were rapists and murderers. It wasn't true then and his warped view of today's heroes isn't true now."

While The American Legion shares the senator's appreciation for education, the troops in Iraq represent the most sophisticated, technologically superior military that the world has ever seen," Morin said. "I think there is a thing or two that they could teach most college professors and campus elitists about the way the world works.

"And while we are on the topic of education, why doesn't the senator and his comrades in Congress improve the GI Bill so all of today's military members - reserves and guard included - can achieve the educational aspirations that the senator so highly values?" Morin said. "The senator's false and outrageous attack was over-the-top and he should apologize now."


Iowa candidate asks Kerry to cancel campaign visit
DES MOINES, Iowa A Democratic Congressional candidate from Iowa is canceling a campaign event later this week with Senator John Kerry.

Brucy Braley says Kerry's recent comments about the Iraq war were inappropriate.

Braley is running against Republican Mike Whalen in Iowa's First District congressional race. It's a contest considered to be one of the most competitive House races in the country.

Braley's decision to distance himself from Kerry came as a furor grew from comments Kerry made about the Iraq War during a campaign stop in California on Monday.



U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, made the following statement regarding Senator John Kerry’s recent remarks disparaging members of the U.S. military.

“The members of the United States armed forces are the best trained, best equipped and best educated fighting force in the world, and it is shameful that a senior Democrat Senator would make them the butt of an apparent joke at a political rally. Sadly, this is not the first time Senator Kerry has disparaged the men and women in our military. Less than two years ago, he accused our troops of ‘terrorizing’ Iraqi children – remarks not dissimilar to his Vietnam-era testimony before the Senate in 1971. No one is lying about or distorting Senator’s Kerry’s remarks as he would have us believe. Senator Kerry’s remarks yesterday were clear and they were shameful. He owes the brave men and women in our military a very sincere apology.”


Kerry cancels Mankato (Minn) appearance
Mankato Free Press

The dueling rallies scheduled for Mankato today on behalf of Republican congressman Gil Gutknecht and Democratic challenger Tim Walz lost some of their pizzaz Tuesday night when Sen. John Kerry pulled out of the Democratic rally.

Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee pulled out of the DFL event, which will still be held, as the result of a controversy over comments he made Monday inCalifornia.


Posted by Wild Thing at November 1, 2006 12:47 AM


Lurch is now saying we didn't hear what we heard.

It's hard to believe that he once wore the uniform of this nation's Armed Forces. But then, so did Benedict Arnold and Tim McVeigh; both of who were also highly decorated.

Posted by: BobF at November 1, 2006 07:36 AM

BDS Bullshit!!! Kerry meant every word he said.

"His mind ain't right." Strother Martin

Posted by: Jack at November 1, 2006 12:42 PM

you have got to see this...

It is on The Daily Gut today.

Posted by: gregor at November 1, 2006 01:28 PM

Bob, hahahaha oh and now we are hard of hearing besides not 'getting' his so called joke. sheesh. hahhaha He is the joke, someone should tell him that.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 1, 2006 06:52 PM

Jack great line for this, thank you!

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 1, 2006 06:53 PM

Gregor, thank you sooooo much!

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 1, 2006 06:53 PM

The lefty lemmings apparently didn't hear what we heard either. But then who really knows what they hear. They certainly don't seem to...

Posted by: yankeemom at November 1, 2006 10:47 PM

Yankeemom, your right, I agree with you.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 3, 2006 02:52 AM