The definition of an insensitive asshole....
....is Ted Kennedy.
"When are the Iraqis going to fight for their own country? When are they going to start shedding their own blood ... as American servicemen with this amount of training are ready to shed theirs," said Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass.If he was within reach, I'd bitch slap him upside his head. Down here in Texas we call those "fightin' words". The Iraqis have paid a terrible price in this war, and it started when we abandoned them in 1991. The fact that Kennedy isn't aware of that price accentuates the assinity of his statement. He never should have opened his mouth.
And what the hell is John McCain thinking?
"Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., both pressed for an estimate on how many insurgents U.S. and Iraqi forces are battling.I've got a suggestion, John. Why don't you drag your flabby butt over to Iraq and count them yourself? And while you're at it, tell the press to tell the American people who they're fighting. So long as they insist on trumpeting every American problem and ignoring the beheadings and use of handicapped children as walking bombs, the American people will never know who we're fighing regardless of their number.
"I don't know how you defeat an insurgency unless you have some handle on the number of people that you are facing," McCain said. "I think the American people should know the nature of the enemy that we are facing."
I don't understand McCain's popularity. He squirmed out of the Keating Savings and Loan scandal and he rests on his laurels as a prisoner of war, even though he refused to support his fellow POWs during the recent campaign and denounced the Swiftvets without even bothering to find out the truth. What's worse is, he knew the truth about Kerry's impact on the POWs, yet he said nothing.
As far as I'm concerned, McCain is nothing more than a run of the mill opportunist politician with a penchant for the spotlight and no principles to back up his positions.
Is it any wonder he and John Kerry are fast friends?