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Father's Response to Kerry's Insult
Online Journal ^ | Nov. 3, 2006 | RONALD R. GRIFFIN

Posted on 11/06/2006 10:51:40 AM PST by econjack

Edited on 11/06/2006 10:55:42 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

Shame on Him John Kerry picked the wrong people to insult.

BY RONALD R. GRIFFIN Friday, November 3, 2006 12:01 a.m. EST I missed the joke. You must forgive me, for there just is not a lot of room in my life for even good jokes--and there is absolutely no room for "botched jokes"--when the subject of the joke is my son who was killed in Iraq. I know exactly what came out of Sen. John Kerry's mouth, and in those words there is no interpretation required. His attempt to convince us--and, I believe, to convince himself that that there was really a botched joke buried deep within his insult is in fact a reaffirmation of his ever-present condescending nature. He actually believes that we are stupid enough to agree with him and start laughing simply because he said it was a joke. Mr. Kerry said exactly what he meant and meant exactly what he said. In those words Mr. Kerry did in fact wash completely away the facade of his support of our magnificent troops and revealed for all to see his true colors. All one had to do is look into the face of Mr. Kerry as the last word came out of his mouth, and it was painfully obvious that he knew that he had just disparaged the entire military. As the firestorm grew, the calls for an apology filled me with unease. It is not up to him to determine if an apology is in order. That decision most certainly rests with the millions of individuals he offended, and then they would decide if they were going to accept one or not.


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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: apologizetonoone; insult; kerry; soldiers
This is long, but does get inside the mind of a parent whose child was killed in Iraq.
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