Friday, November 10, 2006

Respect and Honor to Our Troops

A few days ago, Senator John Kerry spoke a scathing remark, which angered service men and women around the world. Senator Kerry said, “If you … do your homework, you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.” These words resounded around the globe to the men and women who are currently in harms way. Kerry may have thought he was being a brilliant speaker but he again proved himself a babbling baboon in a suit.
I personally take offense at his remarks because some of the most intelligent men I have ever known have served and many are still serving in the Armed Forces. My Brother-in-Law is a retired Physician who served during Vietnam. My Husbands cousin served as the Admiral of the Kitty Hawk. My Cousin Lynda is a retired Cornel in the Army and my other cousin’s husband Piloted Marine One. Two of my grand parents fought in WWII and witnessed the atrocities of the German occupation and death camps. These are all extremely intelligent people who have fought in wars that were looked on in ridicule at one time or another.
Today my brother and our young cousin are awaiting deployment to Iraq. Both of these men are very intelligent and have men in their units, which they command many of whom have Masters Degrees and several who are working on their Doctorate thesis. To imply that these men and women who are serving unselfishly in foreign lands are not smart is preposterous. People who spout that kind of venom should be muzzled. Kerry is not smart enough to keep his mouth shut on his own he has proved this over and over again.
Let us remember our Veterans and Military with respect and Honor, they deserve far more.