John Kerry’s comment to students at Pasadena City College in California on Monday:
“You know, education — if you make the most of it, 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.”
Senator Kerry: please please please think about what you are saying. There’s only a week left before Election Day. Yes, it’s true that the armed forces are struggling to make their recruiting quotas, and that recruiting standards are being lowered as a result. Yes, it’s true that for every Pat Tillman, there are a lot more American men and women who are fighting in Iraq because they didn’t have many other options open to them out of high school. And yes, it’s true that someone with three Purple Hearts ought to be able to make this observation without it being interpreted as an insult to our armed forces.
But you can’t. So please think about what you are saying, at least for the next week. Better yet, don’t say anything at all….