The Corner

Stuck in Iraq

I don’t mean to belabor this — I certainly did not expect to be spending time writing about JOHN KERRY this week — but….a reasonable person could listen to Kerry and think he’s talking about a guy who enlisted for an education-break and got himself stuck in Iraq. Heaven knows we’ve all heard that before. Not everyone watching a clip will go through the “Who is stuck in Iraq? Not the common soldier, who just does a tour of duty” think through John has. And not everyone will, even doing that, come to the same conclusion. Again, who’s stuck in Iraq? I think given the work hard and study advice, it’s pretty logical to conclude some poor kid who drank too much in college and doesn’t have too many alternatives. Stuck for “only” a tour? Bad enough if you’re heart ain’t in it. And some don’t come back, of course. So again, I don’t think those of us who concluded he was aiming out our troops were being unreasonable.

And, yes, John Kerry served in Vietnam, and for that I am grateful. But it’s also not “crazy” of me (Kerry’s word) to think that the vet might criticize serving military. He has, after all, been known to do that.