Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Missed Sarcasm

Apparently I was not blatant enough with my sarcasm in pointing out the last post. I did not expect that to be taken at face value, and I apologize to anyone who thought I had intended it in that manner. It was intended merely as food for thought, and I was delinquent in my job as a (very) amatuer blogger by not pointing that out. While there is a kernel of truth in any propaganda, I do not honestly believe that any United States Senator is capable of treachery. Kerry may be a lying scumbag or a war criminal, but I do not believe he is a traitor.


At 9/16/2004 2:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't hold his actions in war against him. It was a terrible time and many soldiers were forced to do terrible things. If Bush had been in the military, he would have either done the terrible things or deserted. So the most noble course of action for him to take was to admit the truth, and since when was his wartime experience his only reason we should elect him? Wasn't it republicans trying to slander him who made the war such a big deal?
Devil's advocate

At 9/16/2004 2:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you don't get annoyed with me. I find your writings oh so much more amusing than I expected your journal to be.
Devil's advocated

At 9/16/2004 2:57 PM, Blogger Randomscrub said...

Yes, actually you can hold a mans actions in war against him. That's why there such things as a court martial, war crimes tribunals, etc. exist. And yes, Bush was in the military. The National Guard is a branch of the military, and if you don't believe me, try telling my buddy in Iraq that he's not actually in the armed forces. He'd be a bit angry with you.

It was not the republicans (or democrats) trying to slander him that made the war a big deal. The man opened his nomination acceptance speech with the words "I'm John Kerry and I'm reporting for duty." He even saluted. He rode to the convention across the bay with a boat manned by part of his Swift Boat crew from Vietnam. He continually pointed out his military record, and talked about little else. Can you blame people for wanting to get him to shut up about it?

If Bush had run on his questionable Texas Air National Guard record, it would have been political suicide. That is exactly the tack Kerry tried, and it came back and bit him in the ass.


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