Skip to comments.Kerry to meet soldiers, leaders in Iraq
Posted on 12/12/2006 8:13:32 PM PST by STARWISE
Sen. John Kerry, whose botched joke about U.S. troops in Iraq dealt a blow to his presidential ambitions, will travel to Iraq this weekend to meet with soldiers, political leaders and military officials.
"I've talked to plenty of guys who've come back from Iraq, who are there now, who understand exactly what happened," Kerry said of his joke in a telephone interview Tuesday with The Associated Press. "They laugh at it."
The Iraq stop will be part of a nine-day Mideast trip that includes stops in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Israel.
A week before the midterm elections, Kerry told a group of California students that individuals who don't study hard and do their homework would likely "get stuck in Iraq." He said he meant to say "get us stuck in Iraq," but the botched joke intended to criticize President Bush forced the senator to apologize and then lay low for the remaining days of the campaign.
The Massachusetts senator, who was widely criticized for the quip, said he'd be happy to apologize to any soldiers he encounters in Iraq who don't understand what happened.
"For anybody who misunderstood (the joke) or got only the White House presentation of it, I'd apologize, obviously," he said.
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Yeah, they totally understand that Jon Carey is a dufus.
Yeah, Right. Either you are lying Jon Cary, or they are laughing at YOU and your lame excuse.
OH I'm sure they will find a Kerry friendly to chum it up with the sick SOB good for all kinds of quotes and photos.
Just wonder if anyone who chums it up with this filth will be able to look a fellow service person in the eye afterwards.
don't our soldiers have enough to endure without this? and during the Christmas season? they should give bonus pay to whoever has to be in his detail.
"They laugh at it."
"It" is an interesting way to describe yourself.
everyone understood exactly what he said and what he meant.
kerry has yet to understand that his quick "revise and extend" remarks routine isn't working and isn't going to, no matter how many times he repeats it.
JOHN KERRY =
Pictures of a vietnamese Re-Education Camp
WTH is HE doing going to Syria? Lebanon is bad enough..but Syria??/
This is why our foreign policy gets so screwed up...you have the dems socializing with the enemy..surely telling thme how rotten Pres. Bush is...but, just wait until THEY are in power..they will take care of Assad..
Kerry ought to wear one of those powdered wigs.
Wow. I wonder how long it took to find a few soldiers who would meet with this joke.
If I were him, I would stay away from anyone in or associated with the military in Iraq.
I am guessing that he won't be welcome.
A very necessary and helpful addition to this thread, STAR.
The pity of it is, they will have to treat him respectfully.
Just picturing carry and Dodd walking into the offices of the heads of these countries is enough to make me sick.
Dodd is a Castro and Chavez apologist...and we know that carry sent a "welcome me to the White House" letter, back in 2004, to Iran....
These two guys are gonna cause trouble for Prs. Bush...I betcha.
Can't wait to see the photos. Mr. "Don't-you-know-who-I-AM" will no doubt just have to play dress up again, to connect with the common folk, dontcha know. Maybe he'll ride around in a tank, looking like an emaciated Dukakis bobblehead, lol.