“You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”Of course Kerry is as wrong as gay marriage. Via Michelle Malkin, here are the facts:
-- 49.2 percent of officers have advanced or professional degrees; 39.4 percent have master's degrees, 8.5 percent have professional degrees and 1.3 percent have doctorate degrees.
-- 22.8 percent of company grade officers have advanced degrees; 16.5 percent have master's degrees, 5.9 percent have professional degrees and 0.3 percent have doctorate degrees.
-- 85.4 percent of field grade officers have advanced degrees; 70.7 percent have master's degrees, 12.1 percent have professional degrees and 2.5 percent have doctorate degrees.
-- 99.9 percent of the enlisted force have at least a high school education; 73.3 percent have some semester hours toward a college degree; 16.2 percent have an associate's degree or equivalent semester hours; 4.7 percent have a bachelor's degree; 0.7 percent have a master's degree and .01 percent have a professional or doctorate degree."
Veterans around the country are understanbly reacting with disgust at Kerry's long history of backstabbing US military members. As a US combat veteran, I sincerely hope this lead to Kerry's resignation. Kerry isn't worthy to bathe in the spit of US Military men and women. Kerry has now, according to news reports, cancelled all of his campaign events and appearances with Democratic candidates. Democrats begin dropping him like a hot potato. Democratic Sen candidate Harold Ford, Jr. has just issued a press release saying that no matter what Kerry's intent was he should retract and apologize to the US military. I hope Republicans of all stripes jump on this with all four feet and use it to club the Democrats back in their holes. Kerry's remarks are representative of what many of the Democrats feel but won't say. They despise the soldiers in Iraq and harbor a arrogant attitude typical of Democratic antiwar activists.
Press Secretary Tony Snow will hold a press conference at 12n eastern. They should bring out the 82nd for this one.