Caught the link from The Corner over at National Review – it points over to HotTalk here. The picture is kinda dark, but look for the empty chairs surrounding Mr. Kerry……doesn’t that tell you something?
"This is a true story…..Check out this photo from our mess hall at the US Embassy yesterday morning Sen. Kerry found himself all alone while he was over here. He cancelled his press conference because no one came, he worked out alone in the gym w/o any soldiers even going up to say hi or ask for an autograph (I was one of those who was in the gym at the same time), and he found himself eating breakfast with only a couple of folks who are obviously not troops.
What is amazing is Bill O’Reilly came to visit with us and the troops at the CSH the same day and the line for autographs extended through the palace and people waited for two hours to shake his hand. You decide who is more respected and loved by us servicemen and women!"
Again I say…"GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!!"
It is obvious that his "botched" joke came home to roost. The people who matter, our troops, in all this, can be ordered to be "close" during photo-ops. No one can be really ordered to be friendly to someone that doesn’t really appreciate them and has put them down for the last 30 odd years.
Solution? Just look at the story – be nice! Be supportive! And stop trying to make political points on their backsides….
Gee, that would work anywhere, right? Too bad Senator Kerry hasn’t quite learned that lesson yet…..