Victor Davis Hanson:
One of the things I love about America is the spontaneous brilliance and humor that undermine all pretension. No better example was that wonderful banner from our brave and ingenious soldiers in Iraq, blaring: "HALP US JON CARRY-WE R STUCK HEAR N IRAK."
WASHINGTON (AP) - During a Vietnam-era run for Congress three decades ago, John Kerry said he opposed a volunteer Army because it would be dominated by the underprivileged, be less accountable and be more prone to "the perpetuation of war crimes."
From Mark Levin's Blog:
Some of my NRO colleagues seem sympathetic to John Kerry's explanation that he was attacking President Bush not the troops in Iraq with his "botched" joke.
They may think that, but they are unconvincing. The fact is that Kerry has a record of outrageous smears against our armed forces going back to 1971 when he lied before the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee ; or last year when he ripped the character of our troops in Iraq on Face the Nation . His slur against these same soldiers two days ago is consistent with three decades of contempt for our soldiers. This is Kerry's pattern because these are Kerry's beliefs.
Are there other issues we should be discussing rather than Kerry's disdain for the military? Absolutely, we live in very dangerous times, but it would be helpful if grandees in both parties dealt with each other and with us in good faith. If you despise he military at least have the grapes to say so.