December 29, 2006

Stuk On Jon Carry In Irak

Several days ago a soldier in Iraq email a picture back home to the United States, showing John Kerry eating in a mess hall in Iraq. Absolutely riveting content, right?

Nonetheless, all sorts of people who should know better have gotten completely discombobulated about it, many to the point of calling it a fraud, or purporting that the photo showed some other sort of context.

If you want to get a good cross-section of what occurred (and apparently, is still occurring in some corners), start with the blog post that apparently got things going, accusations from those offended, a quite practical explanation from the guy who accidentally started the whole thing, and continued angst from lost souls that simply refuse to allow this excruciatingly minor story to die a natural death.

Jon Carry--uh, John Kerry-- was not shot nor stabbed nor completely shunned by our soldiers in Iraq, but thanks to his on-going contempt for our military he was not mobbed as most celebrities in a combat zone are. Instead, he got a "subdued reception."

He isn't popular with the troops for obvious reasons, but to our soldier's credit, they didn't act unprofessionally around him. Can we please just end this non-story there?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 29, 2006 04:24 PM | TrackBack

Yeah, sometimes it is better just to let things go. At this point I just do not understand why any member of the left would be vested in Kerry. So now we have a one day story that is going to last for a few weeks.

Posted by: David at December 29, 2006 06:35 PM

John "Who Cares" Kerry has just seen photographic prima facie evidence of the Ghost of Christmas Future, as far as I'm concerned. Lukewarm, tepid response to a has-been, never was, lightweight politician who had his 15 minutes of fame trashing our men and women in uniform.

If all this grandstanding in the Mideast was a trial balloon for any future political office, then there has been not a bang or pop, but simply the long, slow release of every bit of air...for the punchline to the ongoing joke of the career for this unholy spawn of Herman Munster and Thurston Howell III...will forever be.... "this guy couldn't fill a a mess hall dinner at Christmas".

So much for his $1000 a plate fundraisers for national office. I see a ton of lonely dinners in his future. Goodbye, John. Welcome to the ash heap of history, you're a footnote that high school kids 30 years from now, will struggle to remember. Sucks to be you. You want ketchup with that?

Posted by: cfbleachers at December 29, 2006 07:19 PM

The fact that they COULD get a pic of him not totally surounded by "volinteers" shows he's not that popular-- the assistant Sec Def for the PI came to our ship and had more folks around him, not to mention the 25 folks that were picked to visit with the Sec Nav.

Posted by: Foxfier at December 30, 2006 06:05 PM