Wednesday, December 27, 2006

John Kerry: Snubbed in Iraq

John Kerry is in Iraq this week, and it appears he was not made particularly welcome by the troops who are, in Kerry's words, "stuck in Iraq." And is it any wonder?

Check out the photo of Kerry eating surrounded by empty chairs, posted by Michelle Malkin (above) and at Power Line.

These sites also contain anecdotal reports of the troops' lack of interest in Mr. Kerry.

Bryan Preston of Hot Air: "I've never seen a snubbing so richly deserved."

Friday Update: More on the photo from Power Line and Michelle Malkin. Some on the left have challenged the authenticity of the photo. Between them, Power Line and Malkin conclusively make the case for the picture being the real deal.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The troops in Iraq should also snub the following for reasons I'll shortly explain: George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Condi Rice, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, Dennis Prager, Hugh Hewitt, Newt Gingrich and a host of other "pro-military" Republican patriots who always say insincere things like "Thank you for your service." Like John Kerry, they believe the military is only for the feckless and unintelligent--which explains why none of them, or their children, have ever served. George W. Bush is a perfect example, of course. Not only did he get out of the Vietnam War, but he's sheltered his boozing, fun-loving, military-age daughters from serving in his noble cause in Iraq. I'll venture to guess that most Republican bloggers who condemn Kerry would be on the fast train to Canada if Uncle Sam sent them a "Greetings" letter and an invitation to boot camp. Yes, we respect our men and women in uniform--and we know the liberal elite hate the military and the police. But give John Kerry--who actually served and took fire--credit for being a tad more honest and self-revealing than the phony conservatives who send others to die from the comfort of their members-only, bullet-proof country clubs.

8:20 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

"Like John Kerry, they believe the military is only for the feckless and unintelligent--which explains why none of them, or their children, have ever served."

That is, plain and simple, baloney. For starters, if you do some research, you'll find that the average member of the military is better educated than the average member of the general public. And there's no reason to think that despite that hard fact, conservatives believe members of the military are unintelligent. The respect conveyed by conservatives for the military says just the opposite.

As a side note, Hugh Hewitt's wife is from a military family. President Bush and his father both served in the military (despite your opinion that the President "got out of" the Vietnam War).

Your opinion is strictly that -- opinion without any basis in fact. Since you believe conservatives are phony, I suspect there's not much any conservative blogger could do to change your mind.

Although my blog settings currently allow anonymous comments, that may change. I prefer that those who would like to debate the issues be "honest and self-revealing" enough to stand behind their statements and comment under a name.

Best wishes, Laura

8:28 PM  

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