By Jack Mandaville The guys I served in the Marine Corps...
Douche of the Week: John Kerry
WARNING: There is nothing funny about this letter. I am pissed off beyond comprehension at Senator Kerry’s total disregard for the military.
Thank you for your 4-months of service in Vietnam. That act, however, is the last thing that you have ever done for the U.S. Military. Your record since has included the defamation of your compatriots, a close friendship with Hanoi Jane, and one of the most anti-military voting records in history, including votes against the Abrams tank, the Bradley Fighting vehicle, and the Stealth Fighter and Bomber, the equipment that gave the U.S. the technological advantage in the last decade. You then opted to vote for the war in Iraq, but against the support package necessary to fight that war. I cannot imagine a greater disregard for our troops than to send them to war without the ability to wage that war.
It would be hard to top all that, but you managed to by making the following statement regarding education: “If you make the most of it and you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.” Mr. Kerry, we expect ridiculous comments from actors, actresses, and country music bands. These people have no responsibilities and their lives are completely focused on our amusement, so their spoken absurdities matter not. But you, sir, are a United States Senator. Your voice is one of leadership. Your opinions affect the nation. Your judgment affects the men and women in uniform who risk their lives every day for our safety. Soldiers and Marines are dying every day. They are being injured every day. The fact that you have the audacity to make such a statement is appalling. It’s embarrassing.
Don’t you remember how hard your men trained for you? Don’t you remember the complexity of the operations you were engaged in? Can’t you appreciate that we have 19-year-olds out there balancing being soldiers, policemen, diplomats, and public servants, all the while wondering if they are going to be attacked by some terrorist asshole and that even under all of that stress, they’re doing one hell of a job?
Their selflessness and poise should impress you. They don’t, however, because you are a craven, self-serving bastard who always felt you were better than the men around you, as opposed to feeling the honor of being chosen by your nation to lead the best our country has to offer into battle. This is not about politics, but rather about you – a man with sub-par credentials and an unacceptable lack of character once again showing your true colors. Even your “apology” was an embarrassment, insincere as it was and permeated with your clear belief that you are superior to those around you. You deserve to lose your seat in the Senate. You deserve to be held accountable for your actions. You deserve to get your high-brow, candy ass kicked.
You have been called a flip-flopper in the past. I want to make clear that I absolutely disagree on that count – you have hated the American Soldier for well over 30 years.
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