Thursday, November 2, 2006

The Unquestioned

With all the flap over Kerrystein's backfired joke, I'm wondering why news outlets aren't talking to the people this has been aimed at. American soldiers. Why isn't ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN or MSNBC or FNC talking to troops and their families to get their take on it? I know they're out there. I've heard them on Laura Ingrahams's radio show, and they weren't too happy with Kerry.
This now famous picture shows how many of them must feel. Honestly, I would rather hear from the grunt in Iraq than James Carville or Newt Gingrich. And if they have talked them, I've missed it, and you should disregard this post.

10 comments:

Jake said...

I agree. Also, they should ask the troops how they feel about Bush's own little joke.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yJF13BS-hE

Za said...

Kerry told reporters in Seattle, Washington, that the remark was a "botched joke" meant to target the president, not U.S. troops.
Article

And given that most of the speech was Bush-bashing, it makes little sense to argue that it was a remark about the troops - it takes the remark completely out of context.

But it does support something else he said in his speech - that Bush had lived in Texas but now “lives in a state of denial.”

John K said...

You guys are the ones living in a state of denial.
You just cant get past the facts that words mean things. Not what your party hacks say they mean. Kerry has a history of demeaning the military since 1971. But wait..NOW he doesn't mean to demean the troops and their intelligence. You two are pathetic.

DeoDuce said...

Kerry is once again the laughing stock of American politics. Man, he just makes it too damn easy.

Za said...

"If anyone thinks a veteran would criticize the more than 140,000 heroes serving in Iraq and not the president who got us stuck there, they’re crazy."

John K said...

Should read "Fake Treasonous Veteran".
Now it's corrected.

Cletus said...

By "Fake Treasonous Veteran" do you mean Kerry or Bush? This is getting convoluted.

Hey, those soldiers spell the way G.W. Bush speaks.

Indian Chris said...

Well, I'd rather mispronounce nuclear than call the troops dumb. But that's just me.

Za said...

Seen the full video clip Chris? The audience got the joke, even if you didn't.
I know you run off dialup, but if you want to try:
here's the full clip

Za said...

Actually, have a clip that also includes the bit afterwards where the audience laughs, and he continues to talk about Iraq. The bit that you don't get to see in the so-called "liberal media".