It doesn't surprise me in the least that John Kerry took a swipe a American servicemen and women recently. His experience in the military was one he'd rather forget.
Almost every one of the men that John Kerry served with in Iraq felt that he was a poor excuse for a soldier. Very few if any of the Purple Hearts that he was awarded were deserved. He got out of there as fast as he could. It is my opinion that his only reason for going was so he could later say he had been there. His opinion of the Viet Nam war never changed. He opposed it before he went, while he was there, and after he got home.
Based on that, I'm not surprised that John Kerry recently made the comment to wit that either you are educated, or you serve in Iraq. Mr. Kerry knows he would get almost no respect from American troops if he were still an officer in the US miliary today. That must hurt a bit.
John Kerry is not the first to make an inane comment about the intelligence of American service men and women. When you revile something so badly, and when you are unsatisfied with your own life deep down, you make statements that have no merit.
Everyone in the crowd where John Kerry belittled America's service in Iraq should have booed him--maybe they did, but the video clip I saw didn't give time to see the response.
I agree with President Bush that John Kerry owes us Iraqi veterans an apology. But I don't hold my breath waiting for one. Although, I don't approve of everything President Bush is doing, including the way the war in Iraq is being handled, at least he is not his own number one.
John Kerry's most important person is John Kerry. People who think they are a gift to the world often make stupid comments.