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Response to karynnj (Reply #38)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:25 PM

41. No, taken verbatim it means that if you don't work hard in school

and get a good education, you could end up in Iraq.

Kerry said he misspoke. He DIDN'T say that people weren't interpreting his words correctly or that it was taken out of context, merely that what he said was not what he intended to say. That's fine, people make mistakes all the time, but lets not pretend that what he actually did say initially isn't or should be offensive to some people.

His comments in 2006 seemed to be well received as well by the people he was speaking to, but that doesn't mean they weren't offensive to others. Why would Kerry explaining Americans "right to be stupid" be offensive to people in London or Germany anyway?

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