Kerry Plans Pity Pop-In With Lazy Halfwits In Iraq
Brace yourself for the arrival of the nuanced thinker, you shiftless dregs.
Sen. John Kerry, whose botched joke about U.S. troops in Iraq dealt a blow to his presidential ambitions, will travel to Iraq this weekend to meet with soldiers, political leaders and military officials.
"I've talked to plenty of guys who've come back from Iraq, who are there now, who understand exactly what happened," Kerry said of his joke in a telephone interview Tuesday with The Associated Press. "They laugh at it."
No. No, they don't. Does this man ever tell the truth?
The Massachusetts senator, who was widely criticized for the quip, said he'd be happy to apologize to any soldiers he encounters in Iraq who don't understand what happened.
"For anybody who misunderstood (the joke) or got only the White House presentation of it, I'd apologize, obviously," he said.
So the "White House presentation" of the joke must be any version of the joke (including the unedited video of Kerry telling it), not accompanied by the painstakingly retrofitted alternative he'd desperately like us to believe he meant to say.
I genuinely think that the anti-Bush sentiment in this country is strong enough that if Kerry would drop the incredible contention that he meant the joke to be about the President, and just admit what everyone knows to be true, he'd actually begin to regain some support. Yes, troops would hate him, but they already hate him. They've had plenty of cause to hate him well before his most recent slur.
Instead, if he presses on with his "sorry if you misunderstood" non-apology, I think he only digs himself deeper. Not only will he continue to be hated by the troops, but he'll convince anyone who was in doubt that he's a disingenuous weasel.
Hat Tip: Blackfive
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