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Response to hughee99 (Reply #26)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:15 PM

38. Actually they DID take his words out of context

Even taken verbatim, they do NOT mean that everyone who was in Iraq was stupid. Anyone taking it that way has no understanding of logic. (A implies B is not equal to B implies A. )

When some tried to defend the statement as said, Kerry immediately said he misspoke. The truth was he had a very bad cold and he skipped a word when reading from a card. Unfortunate, but not a scandal or anything that made him less than he was.

The fact is that people in many countries could not say some stupid things without legal consequences.

Kerry has been in public life for decades and at least since 2003, everything he has said in public has been parsed by the RW to pull out anything - even taken out of context - that could be used against him. Given the length of time, he has given them very little. (Compare to Biden or even Obama and Clinton in 2008. )

The fact is the comments he has made in London and Germany appear to have been well received and understood by the people he was speaking to.

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