In defense of Jon Carry

Saturday, 4 November 2006

When you're right, you're right.

John Kerry is—as I’ve gone on about before—a detestable, morose jerk-off who has no business in the game. But when you’re right, you’re right.

Kerry recently remarked–

…Education, if you make the most of it … you can do well, if you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.

He phrased it better in 1972 when he said–

“I am convinced a volunteer Army would be an Army of the poor, and the black, and the brown. We must not repeat the travesty of the inequities present during Vietnam. I also fear having a professional Army that view the perpetuation of war crimes as simply doing its job.”

–but given the current state of affairs he’s still correct.

As many brave, intelligent American warriors as there are in Iraq, there are at least as many, if not more, who are neither brave nor smart. Like any number of the shit-for-brains, dick-grabbing gun-monkeys who are on their way to courts martial right now for rape and murder.

You take the poor and minorities out of the US military and you are left with almost no military, just a lot officers. The only two reasons recruitment goals were met this year were–

  1. No Child Left Behind contains a rider that gives military recruiters all your children’s information.
  2. The percent of those who can’t pass a basic aptitude test but are allowed in anyway was doubled.
  3. Update: also because recruiters have apparently been lying to candidates, telling them many things including that they definitely won’t get sent to Iraq.

While I’m saying Kerry’s right in this case, I’m not saying what it means is good. What it means from someone like him is that he’d quickly reinstate the draft if he felt it were needed. Since he voted to go to Iraq and campaigned for President on a platform of keeping troops there indefinitely, just like Bush, he could well have ended up reinstating the draft if he’d lasted two terms.

The Republicans don’t lie by route, many of them are believers, just like the Democrats. The Democrats just have softer sounding delusions. In this case, it’s the delusion that a draft would capture anyone besides browns, blacks, and the poor.

“Halp us Jon Carry– We r stuck hear n Irak.”

Did you leave the hatch on the Stryker open again?!
I’d rather have an insurgent in there than get back in again when it’s 150-fucking degrees.

Wait. Tell me, why is this funny again?
Ask the sergeant but I think it’s because “Iran” is spelled wrong.
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