Posted by Curt on 4 November, 2006 at 9:45 am. Be the first to comment!


Everyone I’m sure recalls John Kerry’s apology that we were just stupid to recognized what he was REALLY trying to say when he called our troops some unemaducated losers right?

Now to make matters even more clearer we have his own site reprinting an article in which the writer tells us that John Kerry was right, the troops are some pretty ignorant people:

First the article says:

Was Kerry making fun of the president, or warning students against the pitfalls awaiting the undereducated in general?

It doesn’t matter. Kerry was right either way.

But then:

Kerry’s intended point was obvious. President Bush didn’t do his homework before he ordered the invasion.

Obvious? Really?…..let’s look at this remark one more time:

I guess were all just uneducated dolts because that is NOT obvious by his statement.

Then the article says that well, it’s obvious he was talking about Bush but he was right because the troops are just not that educated:

Although there are plenty of well-educated people in our armed forces — Kerry was one of them — military service has long been an opportunity employer for those with less education and fewer skills than they need to work in the private sector. Indeed, the military sells itself as a place to garner skills and to help pay for higher education.

And wars, including this one, are often fought by those less privileged — albeit no less smart — than the sons and daughters of those who lead us into them.

Ok, so which is it? Did he really mean Bush when he never uttered the words Bush during that sentence? Or is he right because the troops are usually picked from the under educated?

Was this thing written by Kerry because it has all the trademarks of a flip-flopper.

Be that it may lets look at the composition of the troops:

Those who have been so quick to suggest that today’s wartime recruits represent lesser quality, lower standards, or lower class should be expected make an airtight case. Instead, they have cited selective evidence, which is balanced by a much clearer set of evidence showing improving troop quality.

Indeed, in many criteria, each year shows advancement, not decline, in measurable qualities of new enlistees. For example, it is commonly claimed that the military relies on recruits from poorer neighborhoods because the wealthy will not risk death in war. This claim has been advanced without any rigorous evidence. Our review of Pen­tagon enlistee data shows that the only group that is lowering its participation in the military is the poor. The percentage of recruits from the poorest American neighborhoods (with one-fifth of the U.S. population) declined from 18 percent in 1999 to 14.6 percent in 2003, 14.1 percent in 2004, and 13.7 percent in 2005.

[…]In summary, the additional years of recruit data (2004–2005) sup­port the previous finding that U.S. military recruits are more similar than dissimilar to the American youth population. The slight dif­ferences are that wartime U.S. mil­itary enlistees are better educated, wealthier, and more rural on aver­age than their civilian peers.

Recruits have a higher percent­age of high school graduates and representation from Southern and rural areas. No evidence indicates exploitation of racial minorities (either by race or by race-weighted ZIP code areas). Finally, the distri­bution of household income of recruits is noticeably higher than that of the entire youth population.

So not was this editorial wrong when they state Kerry was talking about Bush, but they were also wrong, as most lefties are, about the fact that the military are for the poor dopes in this country.

Any surprise that an editorial that got it so wrong ended up on Kerry’s website?

Maybe, just maybe, he had thrown back a few before his speech:

Which I find it hard to believe. More plausible is that he is just F’n Crazy! (via The Jawa Report)

UPDATE 1945hrs PST

I popped in to check out McCain light at Hot Air and he had an interesting update. It appears Kerry has taken down the editorial from his website:

Kerry’s website pulls “Kerry was right” editorial from front page

Santorumblog has the screencaps.

They got caught with their pants down and now they’re trying to downplay it.

But in that case, why is the reprint of the editorial still available inside the site? I guess that means they stand by it. They just don’t want to make it too obvious that they do.

How this incompetent fool ever got close to the Presidency is beyond me. But know liberals I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised.

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