Senator John Kerry (D-MA) appeared on CNN’s “Larry King Live” recently to explain his “botched joke” which appeared to have denigrated our military.
In a speech given in California in late October, Kerry made the following remarks:
We're here to talk about education, but I want to say something before that. You know, education -- if you make the most of it and you study hard and you do your homework and you make and effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq.
On King’s show, Kerry once again attempted to clarify his remarks.
But what's important, Larry, is, look, I left out one word, the word "us." They get "us" stuck in Iraq.
Oh, I get it. So the insinuation is that President Bush didn’t make an effort to be smart and as a result got “us” stuck in Iraq. Yes, George W. Bush, Yale graduate with approximately the same grade point average as…um…John F. Kerry.