The thing that first occurred to me when I read the Kerry email is that John Kerry did not seem the least bit interested in the stories of the amazing work that men and women in the U.S. military have been doing in Afghanistan and Iraq. He didn’t ask for stories of heroics and accomplishment. In fact, John Kerry did much to ignore and even downplay the accomplishments and successes of our military in Afghanistan and Iraq during the election.Go to Polipundit and read the rest. She is so right that, while it is indeed admirable to want to help veterans, perspective on what they're fighting for is also necessary. There is something also very distasteful in Kerry's explicitly tying his opposition to John Bolton's nomination to his concern for veterans. He betrays in the first paragraph his deeper interest in politics than in helping those fighting. We all remember how he relied on political concerns to vote against the military supplement for Iraq before the nomination fight for the presidency. He then betrayed himself as someone more concerned with political expediency than concern in helping troops in the field complete their task.
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Lucianne links to Lorie Byrd's great comment on the letter that John Kerry is sending out to ask military families asking them to share stories of hardship and suffering that they have endured. Here's an excerpt.
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