You know another thing that hasn't been broached - it's not an 'either/or' situation. Many people enter the armed forces and serve, and also go to college and earn degrees.
Kerry has a typical elitist mentality - he confuses being 'smart' with being 'educated.' If all I know about someone is that they are very well educated, that doesn't really tell me how smart they are, or if they are a quality person.
Give him a break, Sport! Kerry "tries" to be smart.
A few years back my family decided to play a game of trivial pursuit and my husband and I were on a team against my daughter and son-in-law,15 year old son. Now my husband and I were not college graduates and both my daughter and son-in-law were. They were laughing at how they were going to walk all over us. Well as you can imagine we kicked their butt. We laughed so hard and the more we laughed the madder my daughter got. I know people who are college graduates and they know nothing about anything. My daughter used to edit medical journals for a hospital and she was always amazed at the poor grammar of the doctors. She is also dating a guy who was in the Army for five years and he is in college now hoping to become a lawyer. God bless him,he was a Sargent in Iraq.