Iraq War Watch: United States State Department’s Alberto Fernandez Receives Award for “Integrity, Courage, [and] Sensitivity”

Posted Posted in Condoleezza Rice, Dumbass, Morons

Alberto Fernandez

Remember this MORON?

Remember that Flap said Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice needs to bring Fernandez in for a WOODSHED TALK.

So, what does the United States State Depatment do?

Fox News: Public Praise

Remember Alberto Fernandez? The State Department press officer was forced to apologize last month after telling Al Jazeera that the U.S. had shown “arrogance” and “stupidity” in Iraq.

Well after a month of silence, the State Department is finally speaking out on Fernandez — not to condemn him, but to praise his “integrity, courage, [and] sensitivity.”

Fernandez was selected from three department nominees for the Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Public Diplomacy by Tufts University… for his work with pan-Arab media … to increase the number of appearances by U.S. officials.

He receives a certificate signed by Secretary Condoleezza Rice — and $10,000 in cash.

Does anyone wonder why the GOP lost control of Congress and the President’s polling numbers are in the basement?

Michelle Malkin has more.

This is, after all, the same U.S. State Department that gave performance awards to bureaucrats responsible for the lax visa policies that paved the way for the 9/11 terrorists.

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University of Pennsylvania Watch: President Dumbass Apologizes for Halloween Flap

Posted Posted in Dumbass, General, Morons

On October 31, the actual Halloween day, Amy Gutmann, the UPenn President, hosted a party at her house. Here is a photo of us. I asked her if I can take another photo where I’m pointing my gun at her, but she did not allow it.

University of Pennsylvania: Statement by President Amy Gutmann

Each year, the president hosts a Halloween party for Penn students. More than 700 students attend. They all crowd around to have their picture taken with me in costume. This year, one student who had a toy gun in hand had his picture taken with me before it was obvious to me that he was dressed as a suicide bomber. He posted the photo on a website and it was picked up on several other websites.

The costume is clearly offensive and I was offended by it. As soon as I realized what his costume was, I refused to take any more pictures with him, as he requested. The student had the right to wear the costume just as I, and others, have a right to criticize his wearing of it.

A MORONIC answer from a MORON…….

The U Penn Board of Trustees should reprimand President Amy.

But, Flap bets they won’t………PC BS.

Michelle Malkin has more.

Good for her for not taking the John Kerry route and blaming “assorted right-wing nutjobs.”

But Myers makes an important point.

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John Kerry Watch: Kerry Makes Direct Apology to Troops

Posted Posted in Election 2006, Iraq War, John Kerry, Liberal Morons, Morons

PHOTO CREDIT: 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 34th Infantry Division
Reuters: Kerry makes direct apology to troops

Democratic Sen. John Kerry apologized directly to U.S. troops on Wednesday for comments about Iraq that had prompted a firestorm of criticism from Republicans and President George W. Bush.

“I sincerely regret that my words were misinterpreted to wrongly imply anything negative about those in uniform and I personally apologize to any service member, family member or American who was offended,” Kerry said in a statement.

Kerry said earlier in the day he was sorry for a “botched joke” about Bush that was interpreted as a slam on the U.S. military. Republicans demanded a more direct apology and seized on Kerry’s comments to students as a sign of Democratic weakness on national security.

About damn time…….

The statement is here:

As a combat veteran, I want to make it clear to anyone in uniform and to their loved ones: my poorly stated joke at a rally was not about, and never intended to refer to any troop.

I sincerely regret that my words were misinterpreted to wrongly imply anything negative about those in uniform, and I personally apologize to any service member, family member, or American who was offended.

It is clear the Republican Party would rather talk about anything but their failed security policy. I don’t want my verbal slip to be a diversion from the real issues. I will continue to fight for a change of course to provide real security for our country, and a winning strategy for our troops.

Allah’s got the story:

The White House statement:

Sen Kerry’s apology to the troops for his insulting comments came late, but it was the right thing to do. Our military is the best and the brightest, the most courageous and professional or an military in the world and the President is honored to be their Commander-in-Chief

Was this really an apology?

Not really……more of – “well the DNC made me do it and it is right before an election – so……”

Others not accepting this statement as an apology:

Mark Steyn

Mark Levin

Mitt Romney

Blogosphere:

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John Kerry Watch: Kerry Apologizes for “Botched Joke”

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Election 2006, Iraq War, John Kerry, Morons

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US Senator John Kerry (R) and Democratic congressional candidate Patrick Murphy (L) address supporters at a Vote For Change rally in October 2006 in Newtown, Pa. Kerry said he is pulling back from campaigning ahead of next week’s midterm elections to avoid the continued distraction created by his remarks that Americans who neglect their education would “get stuck in Iraq.”

Reuters: Kerry apologizes for “botched” Iraq joke

Democratic Sen. John Kerry said on Wednesday he was sorry about a “botched joke” that drew election-year fire from President George W. Bush and other Republicans who accused him of insulting U.S. troops in Iraq.

Kerry reiterated the target of his joke was Bush, who immediately seized on the senator’s remarks to rally Republican supporters ahead of Tuesday’s elections, in which the party’s control of Congress is at risk.

Kerry said he was returning to Washington from a trip campaigning on behalf of Democratic congressional candidates because he did not want to be “a distraction.”

A “BOTCHED JOKE” my ass.

The Quote:

“You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”

Audio here.

Video here.

Kerry responds

Sounds like a whole lot of spinning going on at the DNC.

And a distraction?

How about Murtha or Hillary disavowing what Kerry said? Or do THEY think this is a VAST RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY and merely a “BOTCHED JOKE?”

Inquiring minds want to know?

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PHOTO CREDIT: 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 34th Infantry Division
Fall out:

TN Senate Candidate Harold Ford asks Kerry to apologize…

Kerry Pulls Out Of Minnesota Appearance

Kerry Cancels Casey Event

Some Dems Join GOP Seeking Kerry Apology

A few Democratic candidates joined Republicans Wednesday in pressing John Kerry to apologize for a comment critics said appeared disrespectful of U.S. troops as several Kerry campaign appearances were canceled.

“Whatever the intent, Senator Kerry was wrong to say what he said,” said Democratic Rep. Harold Ford Jr., running for Senate in Tennessee.

“Sen. Kerry’s remarks were poorly worded and just plain stupid,” said Montana Senate President Jon Tester, a Democrat trying to unseat GOP Sen. Conrad Burns. “He owes our troops and their families an apology.”

“I’m sorry he did what he did. But I think the issue … we want to make sure it doesn’t confuse the subject of the war in Iraq,” Democratic Rep. Ben Cardin, running for Senate in Maryland, said on CNN.

UPDATE:

And even Hillary NOW says Kerry needs to apologize. Murtha?

Sen. Hillary Clinton, speaking at a Kingston campaign stop this morning, joined the chorus of Democrats criticizing Sen. John Kerry for what the former presidential candidate has called a joke gone awry.

“What Sen. Kerry said was inappropriate,” she said.

Asked if Kerry should apologize, President Bush and other members of both parties have said, Clinton said “I heard he said he was sorry.”

Clinton tried to deflect attention from the controversy by saying “elections are about the future,” and “we don’t have to be re-fighting the 2004 election, as much as President Bush would like that.”

Stay tuned…….

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John Kerry Watch: Kerry WARNS Students – Educate Yourselves or You’ll Get Stuck in Iraq

Posted 5 CommentsPosted in Iraq War, Liberal Morons, Morons, Politics

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Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, left, speaks in support of gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides, who is joined by U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., at a rally held at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, Calif., Monday, Oct. 30, 2006.

Hot Air: John Kerry on America’s lazy, uneducated military

The Quote:

“You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”

Audio here.

Video here.

All Flap can say is MORON.

Now, Senator John McCain is calling on Kerry to apologize.

Senator Kerry owes an apology to the many thousands of Americans serving in Iraq, who answered their country’s call because they are patriots and not because of any deficiencies in their education. Americans from all backgrounds, well off and less fortunate, with high school diplomas and graduate degrees, take seriously their duty to our country, and risk their lives today to defend the rest of us in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere.

They all deserve our respect and deepest gratitude for their service. The suggestion that only the least educated Americans would agree to serve in the military and fight in Iraq, is an insult to every soldier serving in combat, and should deeply offend any American with an ounce of appreciation for what they suffer and risk so that the rest of us can sleep more comfortably at night. Without them, we wouldn’t live in a country where people securely possess all their God-given rights, including the right to express insensitive, ill-considered and uninformed remarks.

And Kerry should apologize……..

Update:

The White House Slams Kerry:

The White House accused Sen. John Kerry on Tuesday of troop-bashing, seizing on a comment the Democrat made to California students that those unable to navigate the country’s education system “get stuck in Iraq.”

“Senator Kerry not only owes an apology to those who are serving, but also to the families of those who’ve given their lives in this,” White House press secretary Tony Snow said. “This is an absolute insult.”

Update #2:

 Senator Kerry’s response:

Kerry, who is considering another run for the White House in 2008, angrily fired back.
His statement called Republicans “assorted right-wing nut jobs.”

And at a hastily arranged news conference in Seattle, Kerry said: “I apologize to no one for my criticism of the president and of his broken policy.”

Kerry said the comment in question was “a botched joke about the president and the president’s people, not about the troops … and they know that’s what I was talking about.”

Update #3

 American Legion to Sen. Kerry: Apologize Now

The National Commander of The American Legion called on Sen. John Kerry to apologize for suggesting that American troops in Iraq are uneducated.

“As a constituent of Senator Kerry’s I am disappointed. As leader of The American Legion, I am outraged,” said National Commander Paul A. Morin. “A generation ago, Sen. Kerry slandered his comrades in Vietnam by saying that they were rapists and murderers. It wasn’t true then and his warped view of today’s heroes isn’t true now.”

Update #4

AMVETS Calls on Senator to Apologize to Troops

AMVETS’ National Commander expressed disbelief and disappointment in the comments by Senator John Kerry Monday.

“For the Senator to suggest that today’s United States military is made up of uneducated men and women who didn’t ‘study hard’ or ‘make an effort to be smart’ is ridiculous and appalling,” AMVETS National Commander Thomas C. McGriff said Tuesday. “The men and women in uniform today make up the most advanced, highly-educated force ever seen. To suggest otherwise is a slap in the face to every soldier, sailor, airman, Marine and Coast Guardsman who has spent countless hours working to better him or herself. This is also an insult to every person and organization who has worked tirelessly to provide our troops and their families with education benefits.

“Senator Kerry should retract his remarks and apologize immediately,” McGriff said after listening to comments made by Senator Kerry at a political rally in Pasadena, Calif., Monday. “It is especially outrageous coming from a member of the U.S. Senate.”

Stay tuned…..

Read what the others in the blogosphere are saying.


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