You, Mr. and Mrs. America are crazy, because you interpreted my offensive remarks about the troops in Iraq, to mean what I actually said, instead of what I was thinking about George W. Bush.
Is it really correct, as John Kerry said, that America’s military are uneducated? Was Congressman Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) correct when he said that the members of America’s armed forces “clearly come from the lowest economic echelon we have”? Are Democrats in general right about our soldiers being “stuck” with military service?
Given that every officer in the military is required to have a college degree, it seems that they would have no trouble finding a job in America’s civilian world where unemployment is below 5 percent. Considering that 92 percent of all military enlistees have high school diplomas, compared with 79 percent of the American population, who are the “uneducated” that John Kerry spoke about? A Heritage Foundation study recently found that “wartime U.S. military enlistees are better educated, wealthier and more rural on average than their civilian peers.” Yet John Kerry thinks of them all as flunkies.
America to Senator Kerry: Who’s The Real Flunky?
John Kerry looks at these young people and sees losers. Charlie Rangel sees desperate dead-enders. If the Democrats win on Tuesday, our soldiers in Iraq will look up at CNN International and see these two men leering back at them, flush with victory.
America’s soldiers may be among the least impressive people John Kerry knows, but they’re doing the most important job in the world. It’s a job that Sen. Kerry’s pinot-drinking, Sartre-reading Euro-weenie pals aren’t willing to do.
These are the folks who’ve got my vote on Tuesday.