I agree. It is interesting to watch in action actually. Well, interesting in a 'watching a train wreck ' kind of way. I can't believe how little people understand of propaganda and political manipulation. We hear that one side does it all the time, but the other side is on the side of the angels. [pick your own side, narrow-mindedness knows no bounds]
And did you see how quickly the President latched on to this to give the Republican masses a "Clarion Call"? I can't believe he can campaign with a straight face saying that stuff. Which, on the face, is disturbing in its own right.
And G.. Do you actually think that any politician thinks he can get elected [or get others elected] by disparaging the troops? Do you? I mean even if he truly hated the troops, which I think is absurd to believe BTW, no one can get elected saying that the sons and daughters of voters are irrelevant or stupid.
The man almost became the President of the US. You might not like him, but he was smart enough to almost be president.. let's at least give him some credit for not saying something stupid AND MEANING IT. He just said somethign that was easy to distort. Imagine that! The opposition distorting something.
And no matter what you think, Scott is right, it's not nearly the affront that calling Democrats traitors is [yes I now that is a bad sentence]. That's all that comes out of Bush's mouth. It's all he can say. Democrats are Satan's spawn, and we'll all go to hell if a Democrat is elected Dog Catcher. It's absurd to believe that Kerry's comments should be taken seriously as some kind of indication of what a menace he is in politics, yet Bush's comments should be taken as "Politics as usual".